Originally Posted by WuWei
Yes, ds's sleep improves significantly when no wheat is consumed.
Thanks for the responses.
I just finished a fascinating book on hormone balancing with the unfortunate name of "Feeling Fat, Fuzzy or Frazzled?"
and was thinking I would mention it here, but figured hormones and healing the gut were not related. Then lo and behold, I was skimming last month's thread, and you guys were talking about the adrenal glands and thyroid and their possible connection to digestive issues.
What I like about this book is that while it's written by an endo and his wife (a nurse), they say that most docs do not/will not/can not diagnose these types of conditions, and that the standard blood tests are unreliable at best. They recommend a saliva test that you can order yourself that is supposed to be much more accurate, and then give you guidelines for healing whatever imbalance is most prominent. They really stress non-medication solutions, though they are not opposed to prescription drugs if they're necessary.
I'm wondering if I have adrenal insufficiency. My mother and sister were just diagnosed with hypo-thyroidism after being jerked around for years by jerky doctors and poor tests, so the problem with hormones runs in my family.
I found the book fascinating, and some of you that find you have symptoms you think are merely digestive in nature might be interested in reading this book. Everything really must be all connected.
I'm thinking of doing the saliva testing. My regular doc ran some tests last week, had an assistant call and say they were all normal and to come back in six weeks. Umm, hello? Feeling cruddy? Was hoping you'd go over the results with me? (I really
wanted a referral to the endo my sister and mom went to, but my doctor wouldn't do it without running tests herself.)
wish we never needed doctors for anything. So annoying.