Started Atkins:: 1996
Started Paleo: 2003
Illness Started: 2008
Started Leptin Reset: 01.10.2012
Thighs Starting Size: 54.8 cm
Thighs Goal Size: 53.5 cm
My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread46986.html
I've been reading about cold baths... which gives me goosebumps just thinking about them. Am I right that the idea behind them is to increase metabolism? If so won't turning down the thermostat at home do the same thing?
Started Whole30 December 31, 2011
Integrated Leptin Reset/Jack Kruse plan Jan 13, 2012
Starting Weight: 174.8
I'll see what I can find around here (Toronto) as far as a practitioner goes - thinking I'll have to find a naturopath, just bc they tend to be more tuned in to this sort of stuff than regular docs. Really appreciate your response. Many of the symptoms of Hashi's are similar to symptoms I had before I got off the gluten, and who knows if they are just gluten-related or if they were from gluten + thyroid attack (not surprising, if so). The depression was a HUGE one - that was my biggest relief when I went gluten-free, that my depression went away (constant low-level, which I wasn't even aware of, and then bouts of what I called my black moods).
Thank you for that. Hashi's would not be a surprise to me at all, nor would some hormonal stuff. What's tricky is that I'm really in tune with my body, and I can tell when something is 'off', but it's super subtle so I wonder if I'm imagining it (hence the test, which confused me). I found out I was celiac at 30, so 30 years of eating gluten (and a lot of it) it's no surprise that other issues are floating around.
Off to read more about estrogen dominance and Hashi's. I have a good friend with Hashi's, she'll be thrilled!
I may finally be able to force her to actually pay attention to the fact that she has an AI disease, she really doesn't think about it much or treat it.
I'm really happy though to have (at least) online communities where people are proactive about their health. IRL, not so much! I can see repercussions of gluten intolerance throughout my family, mainly on my paternal side, but the only person who went g-free after my dx was my sister. Now I have a young Aunt with vascular dementia and a myriad of other health problems, a cousin with MS... the list goes on. I ain't goin' down like that.