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  • #31
    Originally posted by muaythaimike View Post
    What is the software that reduces blue light emissions?
    It's called Flux.
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    • #32
      Originally posted by Dragonfly View Post
      It's called Flux.
      Yep - that's the one I use too! I am pretty sure someone here recommended it to me.
      Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

      http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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      • #33
        How much B12 is recommended? I am taking 1000mg of pantothenic acid, plus a B-50, at the moment.

        This is me ""There is a little known spoonie phenomena called "adrenaline flood." When your body just can't take any more but you need to get on, fight or flight responses, formed over millennia, flood your body with adrenaline to take the place of the energy that "normal" people rely on. My hands started to shake uncontrollably, my heart raced and jumped in my ribcage, everything seemed clearer and sharper." (from the Dairy of a benefit scrounger blog). I would like to never do that to myself but it's just not always possible to avoid is it. When I am crying because I have to go upstairs for something, or wishing I could get ill so I can have a day in bed, I now I've gone waaay too far!
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        • #34
          Originally posted by muaythaimike View Post
          What is the software that reduces blue light emissions?
          F.lux: software to make your life better
          Sometimes you need to be told the truth in order to be able to see it.

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          • #35
            Thanks guys!!!
            "My mom made two dishes: Take it or Leave it." -- Stephen Wright, comedian

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            • #36
              All this being said, I would be interested in any information about the Primal Diet and Adrenal Fatigue.

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              • #37
                Second post on the forums here and thanks all of you above who have struggled with and/or overcome adrenal burnout, you give me hope because I am smack in the middle of it now.

                Originally posted by cjnovus View Post
                All this being said, I would be interested in any information about the Primal Diet and Adrenal Fatigue.
                All I can offer at this point is that I continuously tweaked my diet and behavior to try to optimize for my own adrenal burnout, over the past two months. I was gobsmacked to find MDA about four days ago because I was 90% there with the Primal Blueprint (was still eating some rice and quinois pasta). This includes going to sleep at 9pm.

                I'm confused by some of the posts I've seen on the forum and in comments about carbs vs. protein causing cortisol jags. I can tell you from personal experience it was the fruit, fruit juices etc. that were killing my adrenals at the end. I thought I was being healthy! So now I try to factor in the glycemic index of anything I'm eating. And it tends to put me right in the sweet spot (no pun intended) of PB: fats, protein, veggies.

                Hope it's helpful.

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                • #38
                  I'm positive I've had AF for years now; it would explain my inability to get a good, restful sleep. I cannot tell you when I last slept well and actually woke up feeling refreshed.

                  For nearly half my life, I've also had a pouch of fat below my belly button. I've recently done some research into this, and now know this is common for most women. But it's a cortisol issue. Bam. The dots have been connected! I think my cortisol is probably at it's highest before bedtime.

                  I just bought some ashwagandha supps. Supposed to boost the immune system, and help with cortisol. I took one yesterday during lunch at work, and felt a big boost in my energy levels about an hour later. I was really surprised. I'll keep at it and keep ya'll posted
                  A Post-Primal PrimalPat

                  Do not allow yourself to become wrapped up in a food 'lifestyle'. That is ego, and you are not that.

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                  • #39
                    I think this may be my issue as I've been exhausted and dizzy with hypotension for about 4 years now. Seems that nobody can agree on how to effectivly heal the adrenals though? Don't really have the time or money to work with a doctor on all of this. Looks like I need to take some vitamins to help? So frustrated with my exhaustion that everything is overwhelming.

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                    • #40
                      Afs

                      Originally posted by teach2183 View Post
                      I think this may be my issue as I've been exhausted and dizzy with hypotension for about 4 years now. Seems that nobody can agree on how to effectivly heal the adrenals though? Don't really have the time or money to work with a doctor on all of this. Looks like I need to take some vitamins to help? So frustrated with my exhaustion that everything is overwhelming.
                      I too have adrenal fatigue and it's tough. The primal diet helped me feel 10x better over the course of a few months. But depending on the stage of adrenal fatigue you are at you might not be able to get better with out supplements. I for example am at stage 3B (Adrenal Exhaustion) you need glandular products along with a full course of vitamins. (Expensive) but they all definitely do help. It's a long term battle for most.

                      Check out these resources and I would get both of these doctors books. Dr. Lam's book is the best!

                      DrLamŽ - Body. Mind. NutritionŽ
                      Adrenal Fatigue | Stress Supplements | Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by jsnyder05 View Post
                        I too have adrenal fatigue and it's tough. The primal diet helped me feel 10x better over the course of a few months. But depending on the stage of adrenal fatigue you are at you might not be able to get better with out supplements. I for example am at stage 3B (Adrenal Exhaustion) you need glandular products along with a full course of vitamins. (Expensive) but they all definitely do help. It's a long term battle for most.

                        Check out these resources and I would get both of these doctors books. Dr. Lam's book is the best!

                        DrLamŽ - Body. Mind. NutritionŽ
                        Adrenal Fatigue | Stress Supplements | Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms
                        Thanks. All of that is definitely so expensive! We'll have to see if we can figure out to afford it. But perhaps I'll see if that book is at our library.

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                        • #42
                          Thanks Jane

                          Originally posted by hazyjane View Post
                          I've battled adrenal fatigue for about 15 years (to varying degrees). 2 years ago I started acupuncture and my practitioner (very experienced) told be I was so depleted it would take up to two years to "fix" me! I actually quit my job in order to heal and STILL had a heck of a time making any progress.

                          It wasn't until I started eating Primally that I made ANY significant progress! I was formerly a vegetarian (which I know think is a huge no-no for adrenal fatigue!) My diet was working against me. Hang in there- you will make progress, but it takes awhile. I've ben Primal on-and off since last summer and then strictly since Jan. It wasn't until I got strict (NO grains!) that my hormones really started responding positively (they were low and I wasn't ovulating very often).

                          I'm happy to report I can now intermittent fast with no problems, I have enough energy to work out (kettlebell a few x/week and daily 30 min. walking) without getting completely worn-out! Be easy on yourself. I didn't do much more than a few 15-20 min. walks a few x/week for a long time because I would end up very weak after.
                          BTW, fasting isn't something anyone needs to worry about doing. It's a minor part of the program and I wouldn't do it until your adrenals are stronger and you have no blood sugar issues. I used to be hypoglycemic and I no longer am, so an 18 hour fast (from evening until the afternoon the next day) is doable for me now. I would hold off for a long time on that, though.

                          I've read Wilson's book and I feel like it's excellent and I use a lot of the recommendations. I add Real Salt to all my beverages (it's made a day-and night difference in my low blood pressure and heat intolerance!). My one stumbling block is getting to bed before I get a cortisol spike. Naughty night owl, I am!!

                          Other things that have helped a lot are:

                          Qigong (similar to Tai Chi but more restorative/healing). I started out with this dvd and felt a difference very quickly- it only takes 9 min. to do the routine after you learn it: Amazon.com: Qi Gong for Cleansing: Daisy Lee Garripoli, Francesco Garripoli, Ted Landon: Movies & TV

                          Rhodiola- a great adaptogenic herb. Himalaya Stress Care is also excellent.

                          Coenzyme B complex (I like Jarrow B-Right or Country Life Coenzyme B Complex)

                          Avoiding caffeine/chocolate for a long time (I can handle a bit now).
                          Thanks Jane for the great info! I bought the Qigong video and real salt, not sure how or when it's beneficial to drink the salt water or put in food? No grains, WOW, ugh, so no quinoa either? I've been taking Dr Lipmans Be We'll Adaptogens hoping I notice something soon, would love to drop at least 20 pounds but I'm afraid to push myself, my breathing while exercising isn't good, heart rate goes into the 180-190 very quickly, but yet I recover back to 150 very quick. Have seen a pulmonologist and heart doctor and they gave me the all clear, but that darn cortisol! I feel like I know more about my condition that my doctor, so forums like this are very helpful. Thanks again!

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