Originally Posted by Whittliz
So, tell me what you know about miscarriage (specifically blighted ovum) and adrenal fatigue......or copper and adrenal fatigue??
From hair analysis testing 4 weeks after m/c, I have adrenal exhaustion, low progesterone, copper toxicity, estrogen dominance, all my ratios are WAY off (like the sodium/potassium) & my thyroid is not functioning well.
I had all of this done through my chiro and I'm now on a copper toxicity program full of B vitamins, organ meats, zinc and Moly-Cu. I'm also on a Mediterranean-type diet. Which means, lot of sea salt, no refined sugar or fruit, no caffeine, and always combining complex carbs with good protein. Oh, also very little dairy (except that I'm not really checking for caisen (sp?). Maybe a slice of cheese or dollop of sour cream per day.
Do you think wheat is a bad thing for me? I'm eating about 2-3 serving of sprouted bread or crackers along with my meals.
Sounds like you're right on track Margie! I asked my doctor about copper excess after I read an article about it & he said that he just assumed that I had that imbalance. He didn't seem to think that it was a priority & said that my Mil-Adregen (raw bovine organ extracts) has a good amount of zinc in it.
Low progesterone is common in adrenal fatigue because your body converts all of your sex hormones into cortisol or DHEA. Couldn't low progesterone in and of itself be a cause for m/c? Sorry about that btw, I've suffered a loss before & it's really hard.
Is your dairy raw? Organ meats are GREAT for this (& generally, IMO.) If you notice that you're extra agitated or suffering from insomnia, it might be the B-complex, I was taking a B-50 complex & was horribly irritable with my Dc. My Mil-Adregen has B-vits as well, I seem to be able to tolerate that amount okay.
Gluten could be a problem *if* you have a sensitivity to it - I try to avoid it just because I think people eat too much wheat & it's not so great for us. I also soak my grains/nuts/seeds to reduce phytic acid & make sure that all of the nutrients are available to my body.
Originally Posted by lazucchini
I think I've been suffering for about 4 years and have only recently heard of thyroid problems and adrenal fatigue.
I have six kids (15, 14, 9, 7, and twin 4yr olds). The last five years have been extremely stressful and hard for me. I've been pregnant or nursing (mostly two at a time) for 10 years now. I think I'm depleted in so many ways. And only in the last year and a half, I've really begun to look at what is so wrong with me. I kept telling myself that when the girls night weaned, I'd feel better. Then when they day weaned. Then when I was exercising regularly......... Well, for over a year I've been working out 3-4 times a week. I eat well, don't smoke or drink, sleep 7-9 hours a night. I've been vegan for about 14 years, was lacto-ovo for a few years prior to that.
I'm reading Eat to Live and am very interested in how it might help me to lose weight and feel better.
I had my thyroid checked a year and a half ago, but think it would be good to go have it done again and see if it's changed.
Glad to know I'm not alone in looking for answers.
Kathy, the thyroid usually suffers during adrenal fatigue, it doesn't always show up in lab results but all of that is interconnected, thyroid, adrenal & sex hormones, if one is out of balance, the others will suffer.
Let me preface this by saying that my sister is vegan so I know to tread lightly... My doctor is a member of the Pottenger-Price Nutrition Foundation (Weston A. Price) & that's the basis of my diet as well. The most common & effective natural treatment for adrenal fatigue is to use raw bovine organ extracts.
I don't know if you eat soy, but it's a known thyroid antagonist. Fermented soy seems to be okay in moderation. I've seen soooo many people in the TF forum who have said that they were vegan or vegetarian for years & they feel that that is what caused their thyroid disease, since switching to a traditional foods diet, they feel much better.
I'm not here to argue about which diet is "right" or "best" I'm just responding with what I've learned.
Hugs to you, I can really relate to your last 10 years. Raising babies takes a real toll on our bodies.