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.
Bryony: Basically all recipes Steffanie. I have so many I would like use. Are almond flour and oat flour and/or oat fiber interchangeable with coconut flour?
Dec 19, 2014 16:01:07 GMT -5
steffanie3: Not really, coconut flour is quite different as it absorbs lots of liquid and works best with plenty of eggs. I tend to like it mixed with other flours.
Dec 20, 2014 2:15:49 GMT -5
kristaflrealtor: Can I drink coffee with unsweetened almond milk at any time of the day, or just with meals? I am confused.
Jan 4, 2015 11:13:00 GMT -5
steffanie3: A splash of unsweetened almond milk in your coffee should be ok as a sipper
Jan 5, 2015 19:19:30 GMT -5
trishylalala: I'm super new and have been trying to follow the plan since Monday 1/5/2015. I have read alot of the book, but I wanted to start so I jumped in! I have the THM sweet mix but I tried MM receipe and I can't get it sweet with out being bitter? ideas?
Jan 9, 2015 1:22:39 GMT -5
lizs: Hi I am trying to figure out how i can still use my favourit protein shake (vega sport), it has 4,5g carbs, i usually drink it with coconut milk and seeds and berries so i thought it would be an S meal but then realized coconut milk has 6g carbs as well:-(
Jan 9, 2015 18:47:36 GMT -5
steffanie3: Welcome ladies Sometimes ladies miss the shoutbox and but still see the posts above (just a hint ). trishylalala sometimes that can be tricky, have you tried the range in the book yet?
Jan 10, 2015 12:05:20 GMT -5
steffanie3: lizs if you can post above the ingredients in a thread I can see if it can work. There is great info in the Pearl and Serene chats area about why they recommend a whey isolate that would be good to read
Jan 10, 2015 12:07:09 GMT -5
steffanie3: A super handy feature for finding things in the forums is within an area there is a search on the upper right and if you just start typing what you are looking forward (protein) all the posts with it in the title will automatically start coming up
Jan 10, 2015 12:08:15 GMT -5
lpayne: Would Van's blueberry waffles be a E selection? [br]What plan do Roma tomatoes fall in?
Jan 13, 2015 15:18:51 GMT -5
steffanie3: What are the Van's blueberry waffle ingredients?
Jan 13, 2015 21:50:14 GMT -5
steffanie3: Roma tomatoes are FP in moderation Be a bit more cautious in S and FP enjoy freely in E.
Jan 13, 2015 21:50:59 GMT -5
lpayne: The nutritional content is 2 waffles- Fat 6 grams, carbs 35 grams, 1g fiber, sugar 3 g, protein 2 g. I ate one waffles and 3 eggwhites cooked in coconut oil. Would that work for E breakfast?
Jan 14, 2015 11:02:48 GMT -5
steffanie3: Sorry lpayne, the ingredients are not on plan with the rice flour, potato starch, sugar. Have you tried the book pancakes? I think they are great
Jan 15, 2015 20:39:38 GMT -5
jostenger: Why do we peel the lemons in the Singing Canary?
Jan 18, 2015 15:20:04 GMT -5
steffanie3: You don't have to, in my experience it is way too much oil out of the peel for the drink for my tastes Might depend on the lemons as well, some might tend to be more bitter than others. I do zest most of mind to use the zest in other things.
Jan 19, 2015 2:35:24 GMT -5
krisnj: Good Morning! I am a beginner with THM. For breakfast today, I made the zucchini fritter with 1 tsp. coconut oil and had 1/2 c. of RF cottage cheese. Does that qualify as an S breakfast?
Jan 23, 2015 8:29:44 GMT -5
krisnj: New to forums! I probably should have posted my question above on a message board
Jan 23, 2015 8:35:28 GMT -5
steffanie3: The Zucchini are S with whole egg, so yes Welcome
Jan 24, 2015 12:20:59 GMT -5