That's a good point: Adrenaline inhibits the conversion of T4 to T3. And I do seem to have hyperactive adrenals (which in itself indicates a thyroid problem, as a healthy thyroid takes care of the adrenals).
Originally Posted by ChocoTaco369
I'm getting retested on Tuesday, hopefully with a full thyroid panel as well.
I read what you wrote about the thyroid supp before - what's the story with the adrenal one?
I've been checking body temp for the last month or so. It started off low, but I've been using Richfield's protocol of very hot showers and wearing insane amounts of warm clothes and I'm definitely noticing improvements: sleeping better, extremities aren't as cold, no major energy crashes: all indicating improved / reduced adrenaline response.
Instead, I'd buy a thermometer and see if the two supps raise your body temp if it is subnormal. If you're sitting at 98.6, maybe you don't want thyroid/adrenal supps. If you are in the 97's, you may be boderline hypo or fully hypo, which raises cholesterol. You should know if the dessicated thyroid and adrenal helps you because you should feel warmer and overall a lot better. If it has no effect or makes you feel worse, I'd discontinue use. For the $20 it can't hurt to do a single cycle and retest cholesterol.
Nooooo... not my fruit! How little?
3.) Eliminate pork, poultry, fish, nuts and avocado from your diet temporarily and stick to lean ruminant meats and starches. Fructose may increase cholesterol, so I'd keep fruit consumption low as well. Cook only in coconut oil or pastured ghee/butter. Consider supplementing with coconut oil, like a teaspoon upon waking or before bed if it doesn't make you too energetic to sleep.
Haven't eaten nuts, avo, poultry in months. I wasn't convinced about fish til last week when I read how fish oils suppress the immune system and that's how they reduce inflammation. Worth a try I guess... Are you suggesting eliminating PUFA cos of their effect on thyroid hormone?
I only cook with coconut oil and I already supplement 3 tea spoons a day. Are you suggesting this for thyroid support?
4.) Get plenty of sun or take a Vitamin D supp with food. You may be low in Vitamin D, which would raise cholesterol.
Other possibilities are deficiencies in Vitamin A and K, but if you're eating egg yolks and grassfed dairy...I'm not sure how likely that is?[/QUOTE]
I think I'm okay for A and K but yeah, I'm defo low on Vit D. Not much sun in this part of the world!
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat