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: Yes the ingredients trump the "numbers" is the saying. It is important to keep in mind the numbers (other than the 45 limit in an E for carbs) are all post book and not intended to be the focus on THM, just keeping foods in their proper fuel categories
Feb 8, 2015 0:24:57 GMT -5
steffanie3: as well as eating on plan options. A good exampt is a mini snickers might be able to be squeezed in somehow with numbers, but isn't a nourishing on plan meal option
Feb 8, 2015 0:25:49 GMT -5
daisymae27: Hi! I just finished the book, and it all makes so much sense! I just have one question. What amount of healthy fat ( per Smeal or per day) is recommended if you're wanting to lose weight?
Feb 8, 2015 10:51:12 GMT -5
steffanie3: daisymae27 Welcome There isn't a set number, in an S meal you are to eat until satisfied, not stuffed but satisfied. You can have up to a 1/3 of a batch of Skinny Chocolate a day is the only fat guideline I can think of off the top of my head.
Feb 9, 2015 22:10:03 GMT -5
steffanie3: You do want to be respectful of things like heavy cream with lots of calories and not as "pure" of fat as coconut oil Does that help?
Feb 9, 2015 22:10:45 GMT -5
daisymae27: Yes, that does help. I have been putting coconut oil with a little THM sweetener in my coffee and then blending it in the blender. It's really good! I guess After years of diets that require me to count fats, I'm afraid I might overdo it.
Feb 10, 2015 9:38:47 GMT -5
dynamo: So, I remember reading somewhere that 2 light rye wasa crackers can be used in a FP, but the nutritional info says that 2 crackers is 11 net carbs.. isn't the limit 10 net carbs for FP? Does anyone have an explanation for this? TIA! : )
Feb 11, 2015 17:49:18 GMT -5
steffanie3: Yes two light rye Wasa for FP, one in S, or four in E. Rye is very gentle on blood sugar and they are super low cal
Feb 12, 2015 16:33:20 GMT -5
htebe: is there a substitute for oolong tea? seems I have everything but
Feb 15, 2015 7:19:47 GMT -5
stacylynn: trimhealthygma4him - what is overwhelming to you? Maybe we can help you!
Feb 16, 2015 10:27:04 GMT -5
stacylynn: htebe - I have subbed green tea for oolong before. They aren't a perfect switch, but I believe they are close enough to sub for one another. What do the rest of you think?
Feb 16, 2015 10:30:58 GMT -5
steffanie3: I agree Green tea can be subbed in Earth Milk so I took that as they were similar. I personally like all kinds of teas and drink both at different times. Many types have their own benefits, I would use what you have for now
Feb 16, 2015 12:45:45 GMT -5
steffanie3: Don't miss out on participating in http://trimhealthymama.freeforums.net/thread/3301/menu-monday-february-16th
Feb 16, 2015 18:09:15 GMT -5
kari1052: does anyone have a package of not naughty rice or pasta they wouldn't mind selling. I want to try it before investing in a case of it in case I hate it.
Feb 22, 2015 11:41:28 GMT -5
steffanie3: kari1052 it wouldn't be the same brand, but Swanson's Vitamins sells individual bags of konjac noodles, Miracle noodle brand. Although I prefer THM's (and THM's are cheaper even with shipping) you could get the basic konjac noodle idea that way
Feb 23, 2015 14:46:09 GMT -5
perla: Do any of you still eat any of the RAW recipes from Serene's previous cookbook? I would like to be able to implement the "Sun-dried tomatoe spinach pasta" and the "Classic Green Bean Salad" recipes. Are those still within the THM boundries?
Feb 24, 2015 18:27:44 GMT -5
caroljoy20: Any one have the super food chocolate chews that contain peptides???
Feb 28, 2015 11:01:05 GMT -5