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.
steffanie3: For breads you want to stick with the E guidelines of whole grain sourdoughed or sprouted or whole grain rye.
Apr 13, 2014 17:24:51 GMT -5
asensenig: Does this include Ezekiel Bread? I have a THM recipe that calls for 7 cups wheat kernels. It does not mention that it needs to be sprouted or rye.
Apr 13, 2014 20:26:55 GMT -5
steffanie3: Ezekiel is sprouted. You could post your recipe up in a post so we could see it
Apr 13, 2014 22:18:19 GMT -5
asensenig: Following is the recipe I used for Ezekiel Bread. 7 cups Wheat Kernels; 1 cup Ezekiel Mix; 1000 mg Vitamin C Tablet; 5 cups warm water; 1/2 cup Honey; 1/2 cup butter, slightly softened); 2 T salt; 3 T Saf Yeast; 1/2 cup Vital Wheat Gluten. Ezekiel mix next
Apr 14, 2014 11:15:23 GMT -5
asensenig: Ezekiel Mix: 12 cups Barley; 12 cups Rye or Spelt; 4 cups dry lentils; 4 cups millet; 4 cups dry pinto beans; 3 cups dry soy beans. Another question. Can rye berries be used without sprouting?
Apr 14, 2014 11:18:50 GMT -5
steffanie3: I was thinking you meant the store bought Ezekiel which is sprouted. This recipe would not be on plan with the honey.
Apr 14, 2014 12:54:31 GMT -5
asensenig: ok. if you substituted another sweetner for the honey, would it be ok?
Apr 14, 2014 17:29:49 GMT -5
aecmama: hello! just started the plan and wondering about the Chobani 100 yogurt that is sweetened with stevia and also monkfruit extract (both of which I have already in the house!) Anyone know anything? I've spent awhile searching. Are either of these on plan?
Apr 16, 2014 11:56:59 GMT -5
steffanie3: Can you list the ingredients aecmama?
Apr 16, 2014 13:55:11 GMT -5
steffanie3: Cane juice is sugar and is not on plan, sorry.
Apr 16, 2014 16:01:42 GMT -5
steffanie3: Are the grains and beans sprouted asensening?
Apr 16, 2014 16:04:42 GMT -5
aecmama: any thoughts about monkfruit extract as a sweetener?
Apr 16, 2014 16:05:09 GMT -5
steffanie3: "At this time, there is not an official recommendation to use monk fruit, but the early research on monk fruit extract is encouraging." The THM ladies are still researching it. If it were me I would use up what you have then get a stevia extract
Apr 16, 2014 16:11:15 GMT -5