Today's Quote

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Thyroid Health Update

I have been doing better since i started treating my chronic fatigue by addressing my thyroid issues and my adrenal issues. I think I pretty much have the thyroid on the way to being under control. However, my adrenal fatigue is definitely taking some time. I still have difficulty sleeping through the night. One thing that I have noticed is that I have to be very conscientious about how I eat and what I eat. I spent the afternoon at a friend's house last week and we decided to have pizza that evening and let the children play longer since none of them wanted to stop and we girl's were enjoying ourselves talking. However, I paid for eating all that bread as the next day I felt so lethargic. It took me two days to fully recover. I have also noticed that my system doesn't handle 3 normal meals a day well anymore and I do much better on 6 small meals. If I miss the small meals and resort back to a normal meal then I pay for that as well in excess fatigue. The large rise in blood glucose levels puts excess strain on my adrenal glands and when you are trying to de-stress your adrenal glands then that is something that you really need to watch. 6 small meals a day keeps a much more steady blood glucose level, therefore limiting the stress on the adrenal glands to compensate. However, I feel better and more like a human being rather than a zombie simply going through the day. It is nice to feel that way. One thing that I have noticed is how much nutrition and what you eat plays such a huge role in how you feel. No wonder there are so many complaints in society today about not feeling well, hurting more and no energy. The fix though isn't an energy drink or a pill. It isn't quick. It means that you really need to be in tune to your body and what goes in it and how. Maybe it is a good thing that modern day medicine failed me. Now, I see that it is a whole body approach to getting well and being well and there is no magic fix or pill that I could take that would work long term. Anyway, I am wholeheartedly glad that I decided to do the research and take matters into my own hands. So far so good. Blessings, Kat


Anonymous said...

Hi Kat, I came across your blog while browsing the forums on Homesteading Today. I have thyroid and adrenal issues too, and just wanted to tell you what made a huge difference in my health was going gluten free/wheat free. You probably already know this, but just in case, I have found a lot of information regarding the problems gluten can cause for women with thyroid problems. Giving that up turned my health around and I had been suffering and getting worse for five years. Now I'm on one grain of Porcine Thyroid and haven't had to have it adjusted in over two years. Hope this information helps. Vicki

Kat said...

Yes, I have noticed that bread makes me worse. Weston Price has suggested sourdough bread. So I have some sourdough starter started. We will see if I am able to tolerate that. Blessings, Kat

Anonymous said...

I'd love to hear if the Sourdough bread works better for you as I really do miss bread terribly. I can do without it for my health, but if something works I'll try that. :) Vicki

Kat said...

Vicki, I never did get to try the sourdough to see if it caused the problems that other bread did. My daughter cleaned the kitchen and didn't realize what it was and threw it out. I am planning on trying again and will let you know the results.