"broken metabolism (adrenal fatigue, hypothyroid & high rT3, and thus all other sex hormones were all over the place.) "
How did you determine this? Were you diagnosed somehow? I totally think that this is me, but my doctor is too conventional to do proper tests. Were you able to find a doctor who understood these things properly? How did you find him/her? I'm just hoping my body can heal itself with enough time on this diet.