Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal Fatigue Questions

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by 15 · 4 minutes ago

Anyone out there with these health issues, and doing Paleo? After two and a half years I have been finally upgraded from severe adrenal fatigue, to moderate. I have always felt better eating a lower carb diet, but have been on Paleo now for three... (more)

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Shrimp_1 0 · February 11, 2012 at 9:57 PM

I have low thyroid, and low-carb paleo made it worse by causing reverse T3 to pool. Focus on getting plenty of gelatin in the forms of bone broth and meats like lambs shanks and ox tails, as the amino acids in muscle meat alone suppress the... (more)

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by 8933 · 4 minutes ago

I've upped my carb intake lately by eating lots of apples (6 a day). It helps me sleep, but still, there are on and off days. Some days I wake up, some days I don't. Trying a different brand of magnesium (MgT) helped, but not enough. Now, I... (more)

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Richard_2 0 · February 10, 2012 at 8:42 PM

As soon as I hear anything freaky like "I eat six apples every day" its an alarm bell. Lets get sensible for a minute. "Paleo" meant eating similarly to how pre agricultural humans ate. We did not eat six apples a day. We did not eat mountains... (more)

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by 8979 · 7 minutes ago

I finally got around to hearing Jimmy Moore's podcast with Dr. B G/Grace. (OK, so I am a little behind.) Great podcast! ... (more)

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grace 0 · December 31, 2011 at 5:55 AM

Happy New Year The Loon!!! Thanks for your kind words! Metals have synergistic toxicity so even at sublethal, low doses, endocrine disruption can occur... it does not necessarily have to be a ton of arsenic but let's say some has a bit of... (more)

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by 3742 · 8 minutes ago

I don't have any autoimmune diseases but do have a number of positive serum auto-antibody tests. I also think that I have adrenal fatigue, due to over a decade of pushing myself way too hard (some all nighters, double all-nighters, prolonged... (more)

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Chris_22 0 · December 12, 2011 at 11:21 AM

Immune problems arise, as you correctly identify, when something in your body is out of whack. You seem to have a strong suspicion of what the underlying cause is (stress - caused by your personality, lack of sleep, probably a myriad of other... (more)

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by 1982 · 9 minutes ago

Is "adrenal fatigue" a real, quantifiable disorder, and are there studies to back that up, or is it woo-woo science?

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grace 0 · December 07, 2011 at 10:50 PM

Good question. There is so much that mainstream medicine doesn't know how to address and adrenals/thyroids is another one besides: --gluten intolerance --silent inflammation --infertility, impotence, MOOBIES (boobs on men), premature hair loss... (more)

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by 144 · 9 minutes ago

About a year ago I did an ASI test and was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue. Along the way, more blood work showed that I had really low DHEA levels. I've been working with an integrative health practitioner and have really made good headway with my... (more)

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grace 0 · December 07, 2011 at 3:33 AM

After the 'intense interval' work do you feel tired? Trouble sleeping that night? Faster than normal heart rate the next day?? If yes, the intensity is too excessively high and pooping out the adrenals... You must consider no intensity, no... (more)

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by 291 · 9 minutes ago

I'm a 22yo female with myelodysplastic syndrome and was started on a course of 60mg prednisone 3 months ago which has successfully been treating an autoimmune condition that was attacking my bone marrow(yay!) I'm now being tapered off -currently... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · December 03, 2011 at 4:50 PM

I have a blog in the que about this. Here is an early nugget for you. When we neurosurgeons use steroids for any reason on a short term basis we have some clinical tricks that quickly demolish the chronic effects of these drugs. The key to... (more)

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by 18671 · 11 minutes ago

I've been reading a lot about cortisol recently, and it seems that the complexities of this hormone in terms of what effects it, and in turn what it effects, have been drastically oversimplified in the Paleo community. Like many other substances... (more)

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Stabby 0 · November 04, 2011 at 5:45 PM

I don't know of anything health-related that you didn't mention, but when a person first falls in love their cortisol levels become high. Cortisol is needed for high-energy, high-vitality functioning, and I don't think that this is a problem, only... (more)

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by 1037 · 11 minutes ago

Recently I have been researching adrenal fatigue, and although I haven't done a salivary cortisol test yet, I suspect I have it, because I have almost every one of the main symptoms except weight gain, and have had these symptoms for many years... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · October 30, 2011 at 11:47 AM

Yes, that is correct explanation. Your adrenal fatigue will become worst via the mechanism you addressed and malnutrition. It doesn't have to be that way, adrenals are plan B, first glucagon kicks in. If there is something wrong with glucagon... (more)

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by 214 · 11 minutes ago

So Ive read the information on the blog, tried to get through a good chunk of te MdA pages and gone through here but hasn't quite food the answers to my questions. As a quick background I started the RX 1.5 weeks ago- I used the fact that I have... (more)

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Sarah_22 0 · November 02, 2011 at 1:48 AM

I also suffer from adrenal fatigue/Hashimotos. From everything I've read on Dr k's site, it seems like the leptin reset program will help heal adrenal fatigue and also will help reverse thyroid disease. Im in my 3rd week of the reset, and Im still... (more)

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by 1786 · 11 minutes ago

has anyone had any experience dealing with this correlation? in my ongoing battle to save my life i have come to the tentative conclusion that i have adrenal fatigue in addition to my IBS and auto-immune issues. here's the observational data: i... (more)

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ASHley_2 0 · October 24, 2011 at 1:19 AM

Prednisone is so not good for you. I have ulcerated colitis caused by c. Diff. I had to have my colon completely removed. I still have problems with Underactive thyroid and adrenal fatigue. I eat fermented foods with give you beneficial bacteria... (more)

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by 10255 · 12 minutes ago

i visited a naturopathic doctor yesterday and she made some observations and recommendations; she took my BP sitting- 100/60 laying down- 100/60 upon rising- 80/50 she proclaimed my adrenals to be fatigued due to shift work, IFing, having a... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · October 20, 2011 at 12:10 AM

I'm familiar with each of the individual herbs in the complex. Ashwagandha (aka Wythinia) is a nightshade, and acts as a soporific. It will help with relaxation and sleep, and can act as a nervine and anti-spasmodic with proper dosing. It's very,... (more)

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by 253 · 12 minutes ago

I looked this up but didn't find any thing related to this question in this way. I was curious if any one knows if adrenal fatigue is more common than is being diagnosed in the SAD diet, and it just isn't being recognized? Are paleolites more apt... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · October 13, 2011 at 10:00 PM

I think people's adrenal glands are shot more likely than not these days. Our adrenals are meant to fire off in response to life threatening situations, and take a full 24 hours to recover. We have so many simulated life and death situations these... (more)

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by 10 · 12 minutes ago

I have been full blown Paleo going on my 3rd week now. After the first few days I felt great every morning and could seriously climb a mountain just to yell at the top of my lungs. I felt invincible, amazing and just down right awesome. I lost... (more)

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Dorado_Galore 0 · October 13, 2011 at 3:44 PM

Consider that you are making a successful metabolic transition from burning sugar to burning fat. This amounts to perturbing your body-mind's homeostasis. Just as it can be uncomfortable to start a new exercise program: 36 hours after a longer run... (more)

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by 24538 · 13 minutes ago

After a bacon filled breakfast and munching on a batch of jerky where I got a bit overzealous with the salt yesterday, I certainly ate a bit more salt than was palatable, and I have the puffy face to show it this morning. In spite of several... (more)

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Amanda_Cowan 0 · September 17, 2011 at 6:14 PM

I encourage you to check out David Brownsteins' salt your way to health'. I don't skimp on the salt at all. But I get it from unrefined salt. Even the table salt we eat in the SAD is processed, which removes many of the nutrients and minerals salt... (more)

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by 78422 · 14 minutes ago

I know similar questions exist on PH, but I wanted to resurface it for main discussion. I find that there are a number of people on here with adrenal related symptoms such as fatigue, depression, difficulty waking up, afternoon naps, and mood... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · September 13, 2011 at 7:10 AM

Yes you should be concerned if you are tired too much. I don't think coffee is that strong stimulant and I often drink it before the sleep [and most of my friends]. In most research papers I have read, drinking 5 or more cups a day is better... (more)

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by 305 · 14 minutes ago

I've been doing Paleo (ish) for a couple of months now, and I've seen one very welcome change-my creativity is through the roof. Now, I'm a fiction writer, so creativity is my business, and had been on a series of killer deadlines for about the... (more)

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Leigh 0 · September 09, 2011 at 4:12 PM

Absolutely! I've always written poetry, but stopped for the last year or two of eating SAD... When I switched to Paleo, it was like that creative spark was ignited again, and I've been writing a lot ever since (a year and a half ago!). I also... (more)

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by 384 · 16 minutes ago

At the farmer's market today, there was a booth for getting a free adrenal blood pressure screening. Not knowing exactly what that was, I decided to check it out. So they tested my BP twice, the first sitting down: 106/63. The second was after... (more)

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Atkins_witha_loincloth 0 · August 13, 2011 at 7:15 PM

What they did was part of an orthostatic BP check. For everyone, BP will be highest when lying down, a bit lower when sitting, and lowest when standing. When there are significant differences between BPs taken in these three postions, then a... (more)

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by 15226 · 17 minutes ago

I've been having poor sleep lately (trouble falling asleep and waking up during the night), and bags under my eyes far more than usual. I'm really good about stress management, sleep hygiene, and keeping my workouts manageable to avoid... (more)

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ddibwynt 0 · July 22, 2011 at 8:02 PM

I would say it's the yeasts in cheese. The more raw, the more yeast. In my trial of a Dr. Harris-style diet I blitzed myself with low-temp, VAT pasteurized whipping cream and my immune response went through the roof. Raw cheese has to be among the... (more)

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by 15 · 19 minutes ago

Hi, As a fairly serious coffee drinker and city worker, I'm keen to get an adrenal stress index test. Could anyone recommend somewhere I can get this done in Manhattan? Thanks! Richard

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by 78422 · 21 minutes ago

Constant baggy eyes that feel strained, sleepiness all day until I'm about to go to bed, increased anxiety from alcohol, and relaxed feeling from coffee...anyway, what can be done for these problems besides getting adequate sleep, following high... (more)

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James_3 0 · May 16, 2011 at 2:39 PM

Sorry, for me in that situation, it wasn't really diet so much as getting sleep. Physically making the cut off to finish things up and get to bed. It was rough because I had too much fun on the computer at night. Burning both ends of the candle... (more)

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by 78422 · 23 minutes ago

"Adrenal Fatigue" is a diagnosis that gets thrown around a lot. Does it exist or is this yet another "catch-all" term that is used by "alternative" doctors when they don't know what the hell is wrong with you but want to deplete your wallet. Dr.... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · April 20, 2011 at 10:59 AM

You can try searching http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ the National Institutes of Health database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics. It now contains more than 20 million citations for biomedical literature from... (more)

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by 295 · 23 minutes ago

I've done an adrenal fatigue salivary test. And my results have shown some issues with Cortisol and melatonin. However, the biggest problem was salivary Estradiol and Progesterone which were way above recommended levels (8.1 PG/ml, 213 PG/ml). I... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · April 02, 2011 at 7:32 PM

Few issues here......the estrogen being up.....is it E1 E2 or E3? My bet its E2. And it could be because of aromatase induction. The progesterone elevation could be from several issues. Low T, real low DHT, or it could be from transient BPH. ... (more)

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by 2437 · 24 minutes ago

Is there any lab test or other that one can do to see if they have adrenal fatigue/weakness? Edit: I should add this comment of mine in response to Terrance. A quick google search tells me its related. "I've had my cortisol tested and it was... (more)

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Steve_9 0 · March 16, 2011 at 9:30 PM

Ragland's orthostatic hypotension test is a great screening tool. Have you blood pressure checked lying down, relaxed. Then recheck as you've moved from sitting to standing (immediately). Your adrenals should kick in and actually cause an... (more)

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by 318 · 25 minutes ago

Hi there, Unfortunately I can't seem to track down anyone in the UK that is paleo/WAPF friendly that is also working as a health practitioner. I'm in desperate need of someone to look 'under the hood' with significant gut dysbiosis, hormonal... (more)

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Kania 0 · July 02, 2011 at 1:56 PM

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