Progress Report Tiana (user Woodrose7)- Adrenal Fatigue anxi
Intended Length of Fast: 1 month
Name: Tiana Phillips
User Name: Woodrose7
City, State and Country: Lake Oswego, Or USA
Weight:Way too much
Proposed Fasting Method: Juice Fasting
Past Fasting Experience: Usually one week, have done one month
Present Diet: Mostly meet/veggies. Allergic to pretty much everything else. Too much fruit early am/later pm has caused me to have some blood sugar issues, (not severe)
Relevant Medical History: Have had low thyroid issues before, never this severe. Otherwise, have always been very strong and healthy, ran, lifted, never had any troubles.
Present Medical Problems: Low thyroid, adrenal fatigue, severe food allergies, Hashimotos, toxic mold issues, ongoing sinus issue
State of Mind: Depressed, lethargic, have just recently had my first issue with an anxiety attack
Limitations: Very little energy, poor muscle strength, foggy thinking, and rambly.
I am a pet sitter, and I also house clean for some of my clients. Business has been very slow due to the economy, so I do have a lot of down time right now.
This, my health issues, started one year ago, I am far better than I was then, but nowhere near where I should be. After my mother passed I spent two months going thru her house on weekends, (which is where I developed the toxic mold issues. Also ended up with pneumonia twice, in the ER twice, spent about a month on the couch struggling to breathe. After starting to see my NP, I had a number of tests done, including the food allergy test.
I am now taking a thyroid supplement, an adrenal supplement, 5,000 units a day of Vit A, high doses of Vitamin C powder, DHEA, Calcium with minerals, icelandic kelp, liquid mag/calcium, progresterone cream, (my estrogen levels were pretty normal for my age), greens, B-5, liquid B-12,high dose fish oil, pantothenic intensive, and cayenne pepper capsules. Also on alternating days, coconut oil, and a product called Modifilan. I also take liquid Selenium every day.I just bought a Thorne product called MediClear.
I have a good juicer.
I am really excited about the possibilities here, it has been so frustrating to not be able to do the things I always have, to be the person I was. Just because I just turned 60 shouldn’t mean I fall apart, or have to stay like this!I read a lot about adrenal issues, adrenal fatigue in particular, and the need to eat several times a day starting with breakfast. I have dealt with adrenal issues for a while now. At first, chronically high cortisol due to prolonged stress, and then eventually burn out because I just had no cortisol left. I follow a Fast-5 lifestyle, or rather Fast-7 most days, and it works great for me. I don’t notice increased fatigue or weakness during the morning hours like some say I will experience.
I have also read that fasting (not intermittent) is really bad for the adrenals and that it will make adrenal insufficiency/fatigue worse. This seems odd to me. Doesn’t the body go into a healing phase when fasting? And if so, wouldn’t the adrenals be included in that healing phase?
Answer By Tom Coghill
Any study that determines that intermittent fast may make adrenal insufficiency worse makes sense in that lowered blood sugar lowers muscle glycogen which would lessen the reaction to adrenaline. But that is only part of the story. As you can see by the case studies on fasting.ws, fasting, especially juice fasting assists the glands and organs to regenerate. A 30 -day juice fast may cure adrenal fatigue. We would love to support you in this.