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 am "good" when i fast for as long as possible. the problems happen when i ingest food of any kind, in any ratio, i have experimented with everything. raw/cooked, veggie/animal, etc etc.
during this leangains-ish style fast i drink lots of water, sea salt, l-glutamine, vitamin c, TMG, and many PHD and Kruse recommended supplements as well as a bit of coconut oil and stronger-faster-healthier brand fish oil for the fat soluble supplements. obviously the missing ingredients are protein and amino acids and glucose.
i "diagnosed" the adrenal fatigue because back in june i seriously injured my back and was given a 10-day taper of prednisone, and saw a sports chiropractor and exercise rehab specialist. (i was also seeing an acupuncturist 3x a week even before this injury)
i recovered and by august i was feeling better than i had in ten years. i was eating in an 8 hour window, wild-caught non-bpa canned salmon primarily with some grass fed red meat, spinach, some safe starches, coconut oil, and my usual deluge of supplements. i should mention that i have been taking tons of supplements for a long time and never experienced this level of health and energy.
i hadn't correlated this to the prednisone back in june, but once i moved apartments in september and caught a common cold due to the increased stress... well let's just say this common cold spiraled into all my old symptoms times ten (peeling sometimes itchy skin on feet, IBS pain, bloating, diarrhea, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, brain fog, depression, no libido).
and i'm still not better, in fact i'm as bad as ever. My IBS is insane. the only way i'm being this articulate is because i'm fasting right now (hour 15).
since prednisone increases energy but suppresses the immune system, i'm correlating all of this right now. sorry if this post is hella long but i wanted to give as much data as possible.