Dr Oz: Does Hypoglycemia Cause Rage?
New research has come out saying it might not be your fault if you lose your cool for no reason. The research showed that allergies or other health conditions could actually be causing your sudden rage and the answer to stopping the rage is in the acronym H.A.L.T.
Dr Oz: Eat a Snack Every 3 Hours To Prevent Rage From Hypoglycemia
Dr. Oz invited a woman to join him on stage who admittedly yells often and gets angry from simple things like getting several phone calls or emails at work. The woman told Dr. Oz it was around 11 a.m. when Dr. Oz’s crew filmed the video and she told him she had not eaten anything since around lunchtime of the previous day. This is when Dr. Oz mentioned the letter H from the H.A.L.T. acronym, which stands for hypoglycemia.
Dr. Oz told the woman the reason for her rage is not eating enough of the right foods. He explained when you do not eat, your brain is unable to function properly and you become sluggish and your ability to make decisions is impacted greatly. When this happens your body begins to release adrenaline, but since there is such a low amount of sugar in your system, you will start to get angry.
Dr. Oz said this can be prevented just by eating a snack every three hours, every single day. He suggested mixing the ingredients below in a baggie and carrying it with you wherever you go. Dr. Oz even admitted he never leaves home without some kind of nuts because he is the type of person to get mad when he is hungry.
- Raw almonds
- Dry coconut
- Dried apricots
Dr Oz: Filter Air Naturally To Stop Allergies and Anger
The next cause of your anger could be coming from allergies, the second letter in H.A.L.T. Dr. Oz said many people have allergies to things such as dust, mold spores and pet dander and these allergies can spike in the winter months. When our body does not feel good, such as it would with allergies flaring up, we will overreact to small things that happen in our life. Dr. Oz recommended filling your house with things that will filter the air naturally.
- Ficus Tree
- Snake Plants
Dr Oz: Wash Bedding Weekly To Kill Dust Mites
Dr. Oz said another important thing to consider when suffering from allergies is your bedding. According to Dr. Oz you need to wash your sheets once a week in 130 degree water to kill the dust mites living on the sheets.
Dr Oz: Seasonal Affective Disorder
The next problem that could be causing you some anger issues is something called Seasonal Affective Disorder, which is the L in H.A.L.T. (It stands for light). Dr. Oz said this is especially a problem in the morning during winter months which can then cause more problems for you later on in the night because it will make it more difficult to sleep. It can be hard to get the right amount of sunlight during the winter months so Dr. Oz suggested light therapy to help you get more light in the morning and keep you from flying into a rage over a small detail.
- Light therapy – Purchase a light box
- 30 minutes in the morning
- Full spectrum bulbs – lower cost than the light box, but still effective
Dr Oz’s Testosterone Boosting Latte Recipe
The fourth reason, and the T in H.A.L.T., for your rage might be coming from testosterone, even in women. Dr. Oz said we mostly think of testosterone as a male hormone but it is also a very important hormone in the female body as well. When we get stressed our cortisol levels rise, which in turn causes testosterone to drop which ultimately affects how tired we feel, how low our libido is, whether we gain weight, which is all compounded and could make you become angry for what seems like no reason.
Dr. Oz recommended getting your testosterone level checked to make sure that it is at a normal level which is between eight and 48. He also suggested trying Dr. Oz’s Testosterone Boosting Latte to lessen your chance of flying off the handle so easily.
- Decaf Coffee
- 2 to 3 tablespoons hemp milk
- Drink one glass per day