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  • #7950
    Charles Marks
    Charlie
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    I'm not eating grains, dairy, legumes, nuts, potatoes, and refined sugars.  The only bad thing I'm consuming on a regular basis is plain coffee.  For several multiple day trials I've eliminated coffee, but actually don't seem to get any better.  From experimenting, in moderation, coffee seems to enhance my mood but with a terrible crash.  I think I'm finding not eating any potatoes is making me feel better than not drinking cofffee.  My mood is the reason why I'm dieting, and it's getting better, but not all at once, and instead of taking physcotic drugs, I'm drinking coffee instead, because life requires me to be functional even though I'm in a recovery process.  I used to never need coffee or anything to be functional, so I know something went wrong with my bodys system.  My point of writing is for other people's stories that migt be similar.

    #9021
    Lori Quandt
    farmwife67
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    Seems like I remember reading somewhere if you need coffee to make it through a day you could have adrenal fatigue. Try researching that online and see what you come up with. Just going on memory and that isn't always great….LOL

    Lori

    #9024
    Charles Marks
    Charlie
    Member

    ya well I've been to doctors and they test for that and say that it all looks normal.  Even if I do have a diagnosis of “adrenal fatigue”, so what?   How do I fix it?  My current strategies are 1. eating less overall (I'm a skinny person but overeat all the time to gain weight, but never do, and actually think I gain size when I eat less), 2. Avoid all potatoes and starchy vegetables, 3.  follow paleo.  4. continue with stimulants (coffee, maybe some perscription) because how I am without it is disfunctional.

    #9029
    Martha Swift
    Martha
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    Mark,

    What kind of doctors have tested you for adrenal fatigue?  Traditional doctors do a stimulation test that will be abnormal only when the adrenal gland is severly non-functioning.  Anything else they would consider normal.  Non-traditional practitioners will use a saliva test to measure your levels of cortisol during the day (usually 4 times).  Those levels can then be used to see how well your adrenal gland is functioning (or whether it is in the early stages of fatigue which shows hyper-functioning).  Mild adrenal fatigue can be treated with certain supplements.  More severe cases can be treated with prescription hydrocortisone.  Overall stress on your system leads to adrenal fatigue.  The stress can be from lifestyle or from food and environmental allergies/sensitivities.  Proper treatment can make a world of difference, and I would encourage you to find someone who can test you properly.

    #9030
    Charles Marks
    Charlie
    Member

    just shut up about stress, and testing, and procedures and doctors.  When has that ever helped anyone genius. 

     

    Realize this –

       ” we eat meat.  if you killed a deer, what part would you be eating”

     – This is the next gluten

    #9031
    Kate Osborne
    Peter Osborne
    Keymaster

    Mark said:

    just shut up about stress, and testing, and procedures and doctors.  When has that ever helped anyone genius. 

     

    Realize this –

       ” we eat meat.  if you killed a deer, what part would you be eating”

     – This is the next gluten


     

    Let's keep all responses nice and friendly.  This is a support forum designed to share ideas.  Differing opinions are welcome, but rude responses will not be tolerated.

    Thanks,

    GFS Staff

    #9032
    Charles Marks
    Charlie
    Member

    I tried to post and redeem myself, but nothing showed up

    #9033
    Charles Marks
    Charlie
    Member

    I tried to post and redeem myself, but nothing showed up

    #9034
    Charles Marks
    Charlie
    Member

    I didn't mean to be rude, but these tests became discredited after eliminating grains

    #9036
    Brian Hamill
    Brian Hamill
    Member

    Remember the commercial “Maybe it's your coffee”? Lay off the caffeine- if you can eliminate gluten, you can lay off stimulants. You are trying to squeeze blood from a stone.

     

    Apart from what you have eliminated, are you eating well? Plenty of fresh fruits and veggies? I have taken “raw adrenal” (bovine derived) for short periods of time, with good results. Lay off the coffee and drugs. Get plenty of sleep- caffeine can affect you long after you think it does.

     

    -Brian

    #9038
    Charles Marks
    Charlie
    Member

    I've tried lonnngg periods of no coffee, have tried loongg periods of eating fresh fruits and veggies, I have slept very well for long periods,  I never take any sort of percription drugs or medicine.  however, I'm way too skinny for my age and how much, and what I eat.  Insulin has to be important here so I'm trying to slow my system down.  This means no sugar, little little fruit, no carbs, mostly meat and fat.  Actually, I know fat is the answer, its alreayd helping me.  I would like other people to try and eat 60% of daily consumption be from beef lard.  Annnd little fruit because its raising insulin too high.  I crave sugar often, which is interesting, and I'm resisting eating sugar, and really feel like I need it.  I think I wll eventually get a lot better adapting to not having sugar.

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