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Adrenals

Adrenals Questions

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

I am at my wits end with all the different advice. I have elevated bp now and taking a string of supplements and have just changed from levothyroxine to armour. My question is this. Will a paleo diet be ok given that I have adrenal fatigue. I... (more)

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LateralFractal 0 · September 03, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Subclinical ailments are a blind spot for many conventional GPs. And yet, fatigue can be very hard to pin down. If adrenal crises can be triggered by spikes and dips in energy levels, avoidance of energy spike through low-GI Paleo diet may prove... (more)

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by 95 · about 10 hours ago

Hello Paleo Peeps. I started Paleo a couple years back and had great success with CF/Paleo. I had fallen off the wagon and I'm trying to get back to where I was. 5'9 154lbs 20% BF Goal....145lbs 15-17% Here are my issues: Been paleo 90-95 %... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 13, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Ok, based on your updated information, I would first drop the nuts until you are at your ideal weight. They are calorie dense without adding any true nutritional value to your diet. Nuts are full of Omega-6, so although they are considered... (more)

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by 0 · about 10 hours ago

I have been on a paleoish diet since February and have seen steady progress with reduced systemic inflammation, improved mood, and better digestion, but I seem to have hit a plateau in my improvement. Prior to jumping on board I already had... (more)

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ambergarrett 0 · June 20, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Out of curiosity, what are your nighttime habits like? What is the room you sleep in like? Do you have blackout curtains and do you make an effort to stay away from all screens (TV, computer, smartphone) for 1-2 hours before bed time? I find that... (more)

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by 110 · about 10 hours ago

I've been drinking coffee/tea/energy drinks for years and usually have 3 cups of coffee in the morning and 2 cans of Monster Rehab throughout the day. These have no effect on me whatsoever and totals about 800mg of caffeine per day. I want to know... (more)

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August 0 · February 07, 2012 at 8:04 PM

If you want any sort of 'normalization' you have to stop taking in caffeine, probably for at least 30 days, and then reintroduce it in small amounts to see if you've become more sensitive.

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by 2565 · about 10 hours ago

I've read on different blogs that intermittent fasting puts a strain on the adrenals since it requires them to release cortisol to maintain steady blood sugar levels. Since a ketogenic diet has a similar effect on the body as fasting, does this... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · November 04, 2011 at 2:58 PM

Chris excellent question. Plus one for it. In the brain, Neurons determine how much CBF they need based upon their own metabolic demands. CBF is tightly coupled to CMRO2 given the wide variations in blood pressures. A ketogenic diet works by... (more)

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by 318 · about 10 hours ago

This isn't so much a question on what to do to treat insomnia, as I've pretty much read everything under the sun to try and treat it, but more what do people do to try to minimise the negative effects it can have if chronic. How do people stay... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · September 08, 2011 at 2:56 PM

I've had sleep "issues" as long as I can remember. The Paleo diet helps a lot as does regular exercise. Though if I am strict very low carb, after a while (few weeks to a few months depending on exercise levels), it seems like I get out of the... (more)

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by 384 · about 10 hours 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 452 · about 10 hours ago

Hey everybody, In order to heal my adrenal fatigue and screwed up cortisol levels, I got the advice to go more highcarb (with the same amounts of protein and fat) So now I'm wondering which sources of highcarb apart from sweet potato/yams,red... (more)

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Dexter 0 · April 17, 2011 at 11:28 PM

It seems that people here that eat 75-80% fat, 10-15% protein and less than 5% carbs do not have adrenal issues nor do they have mood or feeling bad problems. The adivice to go high carb is a little strange since you say you are borderline... (more)

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by 165 · about 10 hours ago

I have just found out that I have some problems with my adrenals, luckily not to the point of Addison's Disease but still they are under-performing. According to testing, my thyroid is fine, so luckily I don't have to worry about this, but when it... (more)

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haig 0 · December 28, 2010 at 1:13 AM

Speaking from experience, the important factors for me to avoid, in order of importance, were: Caffeine (completely eliminate it from diet) Fasting (stick to 3 meals/day for now then reintroduce IF later if you want) Overexertion and Stress... (more)

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by 333 · October 20, 2014 at 4:07 AM

@TheGastronomer made an excellent point earlier--I should not call myself "paleo" anymore. So I guess this is my coming-out-of-paleo post. I've begun eating freely in order to heal my adrenals and get my temperature up. I'm tired of being... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · February 19, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Sounds good. I think I can dunerstand a bit where you are coming from, having reintroduced dairy recently and cultivating a different mentality than had in the past... Experimenting is still fun though, it just won't be so much like try play... (more)

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by 40 · October 20, 2014 at 4:00 AM

Hi everyone, Been on paleo for many months and it is certainly working. The only issues I really wish I could solve now are - Waking at night 3.30 approx, usually with raised heart rate and edgy feeling. I also get lots of muscle twitching in... (more)

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Touch_the_Clouds 0 · July 17, 2013 at 8:58 AM

Your banana+avocado a day is only 1,397mg of potassium per day according to this, Whereas your RDA is 4,700mg per day according to this. You might be deficient in potassium, causing the cramps. Personally if I am fine with sodium, potassium and... (more)

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by 2944 · October 20, 2014 at 3:46 AM

I'm getting some hormone baselines done to finally get some data for some (relatively) minor but long standing issues I've had... Thing is I havn't managed to find expalnation of the advantages of getting salivary testing done in the four slots... (more)

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daz 0 · October 26, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Some hormones follow a circadian rhythm (sometimes referred to as diurnal cycle as well). Two of these are cortisol and melatonin. These cycles can get screwed up, & hence the need to test 4 times for cortisol & 1 or 2 times for... (more)

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by 24538 · October 20, 2014 at 3:21 AM

I've had several holistic practitioners mention to me that if my thyroid was having problems, then I was guaranteed to have adrenal problems, and this does seem to have been true with me, but seems like a somewhat convenient explanation. The... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · September 23, 2011 at 8:53 AM

Not a woo woo. As for adrenal-tyroid connection: Excess cortisol leads (chronically) to less TSH which means less T3 (this also rises rT3). If cortisol is chronically elevated, lower thyroid hormones are seen as body stress which further... (more)

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by 1649 · October 19, 2014 at 4:25 AM

So, here's the thing. I am an avid, some would say extreme, exerciser. I am just one of those people that find something they like and then do the shit out of it. So, like 6 years ago I started working out on a daily basis (before that I did a lot... (more)

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by 78417 · October 19, 2014 at 3:15 AM

I've been on adrenal assit and support (two seperate supplements) that are supposed to make me feel better. I have adrenal disfunction (according to the Dr.'s tests). It's been a week now and I feel a little calmer and stabalized (my symptoms... (more)

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rht 0 · June 12, 2011 at 5:07 PM

My concern is that the supplements aren't entirely gluten free. I sent one off to be tested once and it had a low level of gluten in it, although it was labeled as free from all allergens. If you are taking a lot of supplements, or are very... (more)

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