I had my second appointment with the Paleo doc (technically a physician’s assistant). She went over my adrenal test results. I’m in Stage 1 Adrenal Fatigue, which turns out to not be fatigue at all. In the early stages, your adrenals are cranking out stuff big time. At 2 of my 4 measurements, I was very high, at one I was moderately high, and 1 I was normal. Interestingly, the time of day I tend to be most tuckered out (3:00 – 5:00 PM) I have NORMAL cortisol levels. That can’t be good, but it also probably explains why I’m not sleeping well.
- Supplements (magnesium, vitamin d, vitamin b complex, vitamin c)
- Gaia herbs
- Go back to AIP Paleo, but make sure I’m getting plenty of carbs
- Mild/moderate exercise
- Meditate at least 10 minutes per day
She wants me to add these things in one at a time with the Gaia herbs last as they are most likely to cause trouble with autoimmune conditions. She wants to see me again in 2 months to see how I’m doing. I’m going on vacation tomorrow, so AIP will have to wait until I get back. I think I will try to implement magnesium, vitamin d (both of which I’ve used off an on before) and the b complex while on vacation, then get the others when I get home.
Hope everybody is having a stellar summer. Oh hey, did I mention I got a message from Everyday Health and they want to do a story on Paleo? Ha! We’ll see if it happens. Very exciting! Take care!