Lyme herbs and hypoglycemia

by | Feb 17, 2011 | Columns, CORE PROTOCOL, Healing Lyme, Herb Reactions, Herbs, other, sarsaparilla

Dear Stephen,
Do any of these herbs in your core protocol cause issues for those of us who suffer from hypoglycemia? I just started knotweed, andrographis, cat’s claw, sarsparilla, and dandelion and I want to make sure that some of these symptoms are herxes and not blood sugar/hypoglycemic issues. Have you come across herbs that can alter blood sugar in a negative way? I’m using the herbs from greendragonbotanicals.com – no binders, fillers, additives, so it’s not the capsule/tablet.


Stephen’s response:
Sarsaparilla can sometimes cause blood sugar fluctuations. So, just don’t use that one. Other than that, I don’t remember any hypoglycemia problems associated with these herbs but you might re-read the book and check closely for that side effect. My own experience with being hypoglycemic was that a lot of things tended to set it off, even if they were not known for doing so.
Stephen

  • Stephen Harrod Buhner

    Stephen Harrod Buhner was an Earth poet and an award-winning author of twenty-four books on nature, indigenous cultures, the environment, and herbal medicine including the acclaimed book Healing Lyme: Natural Healing & Prevention of Lyme Borreliosis & Its Co-infections.

    Stephen came from a long line of healers including Leroy Burney, Surgeon General of the United States under Eisenhower and Kennedy, and Elizabeth Lusterheide, a midwife and herbalist who worked in rural Indiana in the early nineteenth century. The greatest influence on his work, however, was his great-grandfather C.G. Harrod who primarily used botanical medicines, also in rural Indiana, when he began his work as a physician in 1911.

    Stephen’s work has appeared or been profiled in publications throughout North America and Europe including Common Boundary, Apotheosis, Shaman’s Drum, The New York Times, CNN, and Good Morning America. Stephen lectured yearly throughout the United States on herbal medicine, the sacredness of plants, the intelligence of Nature, and the states of mind necessary for successful habitation of Earth.

    He was a tireless advocate for the reincorporation of the exploratory artist, independent scholar, amateur naturalist, and citizen scientist in American society – especially as a counterweight to the influence of corporate science and technology.

This protocol was incredible. After only a few weeks most of my symptoms were gone. After six months all my symptoms were gone… it has given me my life back.

– Amazon review by Joseph

Please note:

Stephen Buhner is no longer living and this Q + A column on Planet Thrive is closed to new questions. It will be kept on our website so readers can access vital information in the archives, communicate with each other in the comments section, and find herbs, books + lyme adjuncts in our directory. If you want to read more of Stephen’s writings, please see his website at: stephenharrodbuhner.com.



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