Post by mariposa5280 on Jul 12, 2013 9:22:37 GMT -5
I am interested in learning more about healing from adrenal fatigue as I feel that it is causing me to gain weight. I have been doing the THM lifestyle for 4 months and so far I have GAINED 6 pounds. I am so tired I fall asleep behind the wheel driving around town running errands. I have been to 3 doctors and they tell me nothing is wrong. I am not pregnant. So I am running out of options and running out of hope! Anyone who can offer suggestions, please do! I would love to hear from anyone who went through this and how they healed. Right now I am crying out to God for help! Thanks, Jessica
Just a suggestion but if you have not had your ferritin level checked lately that may be the cause. I have had mild anemia in the past when they did a complete blood count. But when the doctor finally did a ferritin level I was super low and I was refereed to a Hematologist who then gave me IV iron infusions and wow did that make a huge difference in my energy level. I was so tired before that I was depressed, cranky, fogging thinking and lethargic all the time after the infusions I felt happy and energetic again.
Hi, Jessica. I have adrenal fatigue as well. Rest -- enough sleep at night plus stress-avoidance during the day -- is essential for getting over it. You should also try to find a doctor that uses alternative medicine. A normal doctor won't be any help. My PCP did testing for thyroid and iron and said I was normal. The alternative medicine MD that I see did some deeper/more detailed tests and found that I'm actually low in both. Plus he did a saliva test for cortisol and found the adrenal fatigue. If you can't find an alternative doctor in your area, you might check out DRLAM.com. There's a lot of good info on there, but they also do consultations. I wouldn't really want to go through this extreme fatigue without a medical pro...like the previous poster mentioned, you don't know what's causing the fatigue. It could be multiple things like it was for me.
As for the weight gain, I don't know about that. I'm new to THM, and I was worried about the same thing, esp. since I also have low thyroid. Just a few thoughts, though: 1. Go to the chapter on the fuel pull cycle. I'm pretty sure now is not the time for that cycle (recovery is more important), but read the questions at the beginning of the chapter that help pinpoint ways you might be sabotaging weight loss. 2. Try to get the highest quality/purest food you can. Earth milk, coconut oil, meat instead of lots of cheese, whey protein powder, etc. Healing is top priority, then weight loss can come for effectively. 3. Say yes to sleep. You may have to rearrange your whole family's life. It's important, if it really is adrenal fatigue, not to "push through." I did that recently, after a lot of progress, and set myself waaaaay back.
The Lord will answer your cries, and I will pray for you. My dad told me to begin to thank the Lord for my situation, and that has really helped my attitude.
Post by happy @home on Sept 11, 2013 5:50:20 GMT -5
You might try reading The Hormone Cure by Sara Gotteried, MD. I got it out of my library (even a book on CD copy) and am about half the way through. It does not have a Christian worldview, but she explains hormones simply. She says there is help through perimenopause (ages 35-50). The THM (in Pearl's story chapter) also mentions Suzanne Somers's books as good information. Again not Christian books. I was also able to check a few of her books out of my library. (I am copying this from another posting I made on a different thread.) Sara Gotteried mentions a lot about Adrenal Fatigue.
gs3691: Hey, everyone. I need help! I started off so well, I lost 17 lbs. and was doing great! Then, well, summer happened, and I fell off the wagon. I got a call today and my doc says my bl sugar is too high and also cholesterol. I feel like such a failure!
Aug 12, 2014 12:07:12 GMT -5
gardenchick: Just got my book and have been gobbling it up. Trying to get started slowly, since I still need to buy some foods. I made a delicious dinner tonight... I was hoping it was an E meal...but I can't be sure. :/
Aug 12, 2014 20:44:59 GMT -5
steffanie3: gs3691 You can do this Please feel free to ask questions to get the support you need.
Aug 12, 2014 20:51:27 GMT -5
steffanie3: gardenchick, if you want to post up in one of the forums we could help you know for sure. You could post in http://trimhealthymama.freeforums.net/board/20/plan-general-discussion with your ingredients
Aug 12, 2014 20:52:51 GMT -5
whaven: I am trying to find information on Maca. Thanks for your help
Aug 13, 2014 12:32:22 GMT -5
mandy140: Where do I find the recommended items and where to buy them? I thought they would be on this web site. Like THM Sweet Blend, Whey powder, Gluccomannan, Konjac noodles, Chana Dahl beans. I can't seem to find my way around.
Aug 14, 2014 0:30:06 GMT -5
steffanie3: The Trim Healthy Mama store is http://store.trimhealthymama.com/ so far they have only released the sweeteners and Whey protein, the other items are "coming soon" not sure how long it will be
Aug 14, 2014 1:36:00 GMT -5
steffanie3: The only info I have on Maca whaven is in the book, sorry I am no help. I have just heard great things about it.
Aug 14, 2014 1:36:39 GMT -5
stacylynn: mandy140: I bought the konjac noodles and gluc powder at: www.konjacfoods.com, but found the chana dahl on Amazon! Check out the whey powder on www.swansonvitamins.com. Hx food stores and Grocery Outlet may be local options for you as well.
Aug 14, 2014 10:02:39 GMT -5
stacylynn: whaven: I researched Maca a bit more online at webmd and mercola websites. I purchased it at www.azurestandard.com. Blessings!
Aug 14, 2014 10:05:27 GMT -5
mandy140: I have a question about Whey Protein Powder. I read Serene's article on Whey, friend or foe? I checked Swanson's web site and there are so many Whey Powders there I can't find the one Serene recommended; the CFM. How do I know which it is? Thanks.
Aug 14, 2014 15:36:31 GMT -5
farmerblacks: I did THM for a few months and loved it. I got away from it when I had to have 2 surgeries in 6 weeks. I would like to get back to it, but now my husband has to be on a low sodium diet. Are there any THM families that also do low sodium?
Aug 14, 2014 17:07:38 GMT -5
steffanie3: mandy140, this is the one https://www.swansonvitamins.com/swanson-premium-whey-protein-powder-36-5-oz-1035-grams-pwdr
Aug 14, 2014 17:52:13 GMT -5
Blessed Beyond Measure: You can also now buy THM brand whey protein powder at www.trimhealthymama.com
Aug 16, 2014 17:39:10 GMT -5
vintagejva: If brown rice is acceptable on THM, can I then eat brown rice pasta?
Aug 18, 2014 16:33:53 GMT -5
steffanie3: vintagejva, the bottom of page 348 is a good reference for this (more as a side).
Aug 20, 2014 2:51:23 GMT -5
robbiesnest56: Do you make the ice cubes out of whole fat and low fat coconut milk so you have both options? Are they both S?[br]
Aug 20, 2014 18:24:44 GMT -5
ggwells: Ok new to the site. Want to keep it simple. I understand not to mix high fat with carbs. I love having eggs for breakfast sometimes. So can I have egg burrito with bacon. Then have to S meals for lunch and dinner?
Aug 25, 2014 5:18:51 GMT -5
steffanie3: All coconut things are best thought of as S, but you could use a small amount for FP robbiesnest56
Aug 27, 2014 0:55:38 GMT -5
steffanie3: ggwells, if you purchase some low-carb tortillas you could have a S meal and enjoy burrito. For how it effects lunch and dinner on THM you simply need to wait three hours before you next meal and switching fuels
Aug 27, 2014 0:57:20 GMT -5