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.
stacylynn: Hi caroljoy! I have the chocolate chews recipe. I'll post it in the S recipe files and *try* to message you.
Mar 4, 2015 10:42:21 GMT -5
crazyabt6: Hi! so excited to be here! Have a question about the country biscuit: I tried making it E-style with just the egg whites and it was a flop! I followed the recipe to a 'T' not sure what I did wrong..... Help? :/
Mar 4, 2015 19:49:32 GMT -5
payeville: Is green pea flour on plan? Does anybody know the answer please. Thank you.
Mar 9, 2015 18:55:23 GMT -5
amys: So glad that I found this forum! It is going to be very helpful.
Mar 9, 2015 19:04:09 GMT -5
daisymae27: i made the mayonnaise in the book, and I really don't like the taste. It leaves such a bitter aftertaste. Any suggestions on how to tweak it to taste better? If not, is there any acceptable ready- made brand?
Mar 9, 2015 19:42:39 GMT -5
steffanie3: daisymae27, it is probably the olive oil I like it i something strong as is like a curry chicken salad, but for everyday MCT for the olive or part of it appeals more, avocado or a light olive oil too
Mar 10, 2015 14:25:12 GMT -5
steffanie3: Green pea flour could be used in an E setting, if you have a specific recipe asking in above forum we could give it a look payeville
Mar 10, 2015 14:26:43 GMT -5
steffanie3: crazyabt6, did you use the homemade flour called for in making in the first step?
Mar 10, 2015 14:28:21 GMT -5
steffanie3: gram42can, nope Cheerios would be a no go on THM
Mar 10, 2015 14:29:07 GMT -5
steffanie3: perla, I don't have those, but if you post ingredients in a post above we could take a look or other mamas might spot it that do have it. The chatbox questions are easy to miss because they can scroll by without mamas seeing them
Mar 10, 2015 14:30:27 GMT -5
steffanie3: Menu Monday May 9th is up http://trimhealthymama.freeforums.net/thread/3333/menu-mondays-march-9th
Mar 10, 2015 15:00:22 GMT -5
solagratia: I'm new and not sure how this this works...new to THM too and have a question. Appreciate any help I can get.
Mar 16, 2015 2:19:18 GMT -5
solagratia: I've been doing THM about 2 weeks and I'm starting to loose a bit of wieght but my breath has become strange. I can't smell it but my husband says it's a bit metallic and quite strongly ammonia-like in its smell.
Mar 16, 2015 2:20:04 GMT -5
solagratia: We're concerned since I am nursing our 11 month old. I've had this happen before when I've tried to loose weight while still nursing. But years ago (before my childbearing and nursing days) I lost weight when needed without this side affect.
Mar 16, 2015 2:22:19 GMT -5
solagratia: My mild supply seems fine, but we are concerned about how this could affect the baby or if something is wrong with me. Any thoughts anyone? Thanks
Mar 16, 2015 2:23:11 GMT -5
steffanie3: solagratia, it sounds like you are in ketosis are you mixing up your fuels well? If you would like you can post a few days menus in a thread above and the ladies are great about helping make suggestions
Mar 16, 2015 17:24:46 GMT -5
Dutchi: Is there a limit for how much almond milk you can use in a meal...any category? For example...can I use 1.5 cups of almond milk in a smoothie with whey and berries and still have it be a FP? I find the ice waters down the flavour too much for my liking.
Mar 17, 2015 12:36:37 GMT -5
Dutchi: I bought some whey powder at the bulk food store. Most recipes call for 1 scoop. Can you tell what 1 scoop would equal...1 tablespoon...2 tablespoons?
Mar 17, 2015 13:14:00 GMT -5
steffanie3: Dutchi a cup and a half can work specifically in that example, typically it is good to stick to a serving is a good idea
Mar 22, 2015 15:50:58 GMT -5
steffanie3: You might have to check with the store to be sure, a typical scoop is 1/4 to a 1/3 but they can vary a bit. For protein you do want a whey protein isolate, cross-microfiltered preferred.
Mar 22, 2015 15:52:01 GMT -5