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Posted by: Stormy, Wednesday, January 9, 2008, 3:25pm
Just over three years ago (four maybe) I experienced extreme burnout (work and life related).  My Naturopath felt it was adrenal burnout and thus started my journey of healing.  From there I discovered the BTD, which dramatically turned my health around.

Although I haven't confirmed my secretor status yet, I eat mostly as a nonnie, and found that had major benefits on my energy levels (I was eating as a secretor for a few months before that).

Even with all of that, I was extremely sensitive to sugars (cane, maple syrup, honey, agave, brown rice syrup, etc.).  Extreme energy loss followed by little tolerance for upsets, so incredible anger (and with cane sugar, despondency and not wanting to live).

Well, I have to tell you that I've been trying sugar (cane), the first time in July and the second time in December.  On the weekend I tried a desert sweetened with honey.  And yesterday, I ate sweet, sweet, delectable chocolate (oh it was good), without any adverse effects!!!

I felt a little woozy, I have to admit, but the emotional response has been nil.  This is GOOD!

In talking with my Naturopath on Monday, I asked if it could be the result of healing of my adrenal glands (they, apparently take a long time to heal), and he felt that was a possibility.

My other theory is the energy work I've been doing.  I started something called "The Way of the Heart" which, simply put, works on energy flow and allows shifts in our lives.

So, there you go . . . I have more food choices now.  Not that I want to delve back into processed foods (cause they all have sugar and other avoids).  But, I don't have to give the third degree to whoever prepared the food as to its sugar content.  (I would never eat something if there was sugar in it . . . the effect was too damaging).

So, thanks go firstly, to my Naturopth, secondly (and hugely) to Dr. D. and thirdly to The Way of The Heart.

I don't have the GTD book yet (on it's way), but am excited about finding out where I fit.  I plan on getting my secretor status, finally!

Happy eating!

:-)
Posted by: Olerica, Wednesday, January 9, 2008, 3:50pm; Reply: 1
Awesome!  I'm so happy for you!
Posted by: Rodney, Wednesday, January 9, 2008, 3:53pm; Reply: 2
Thats a great Testimonial Stormy! Very happy for you, keep up the good work. :)
Posted by: jayneeo, Wednesday, January 9, 2008, 5:05pm; Reply: 3
Beautiful testimony, Stormy.
Posted by: Stormy, Wednesday, January 9, 2008, 8:03pm; Reply: 4
Thanks!


;D

Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, January 9, 2008, 8:22pm; Reply: 5
I'm happy for your successes, Stormy!  :-)

And when you get the GTD book, you will add even more power to your efforts.  Dr. D. has provided the tools for us, but it is up to us to pick them up and put them to good use.  You have shown that you are capable of sticking to constructive changes in your own life.  Good for you!
Posted by: OSuzanna, Wednesday, January 9, 2008, 8:48pm; Reply: 6
Are you gonna hafta change your screen name to something more peaceful? ;)
So, so happy for you, you're an inspiration to me, thank you so much for posting this thread, Stormy! :K)
Posted by: italybound, Thursday, January 10, 2008, 1:15pm; Reply: 7
Wow Stormy, I can really identify w/ you! The adrenal issues, sugar issues, despondency.  I have come to figure out that sugar is my mortal enemy. The one true thing my blood allergy test showed. I used to lay my aches, pains, headaches, etc at the feet of caffeine and wheat mostly. Now I know it's the sugar. (not to say wheat and caffeine are ok for me, they're not.  ;)) When I cook at home, I always use agave. When away, sometimes I don't get the choice or if I buy something prepared....mostly milks. Which I def need to get away from!!!! I'm in my 3rd or 4th week of trying to detox the copper toxicity. Then on to the candida issue. While having to deal w/ all that (and this has been going on a couple of years now - just getting the right tests and someone to read them is the key here) is at times more than I can deal w/, reading your post has given me hope that I will heal yet!!! LOL  :K)
Posted by: Stormy, Thursday, January 10, 2008, 3:42pm; Reply: 8
Quoted from OSuzanna
Are you gonna hafta change your screen name to something more peaceful? ;)
So, so happy for you, you're an inspiration to me, thank you so much for posting this thread, Stormy! :K)


:K)
Posted by: Stormy, Thursday, January 10, 2008, 3:44pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from Victoria
I'm happy for your successes, Stormy!  :-)

And when you get the GTD book, you will add even more power to your efforts.  Dr. D. has provided the tools for us, but it is up to us to pick them up and put them to good use.  You have shown that you are capable of sticking to constructive changes in your own life.  Good for you!


I know . . . reading all the other posts about GTD and the changes in foods that were allowed and now not . . . and actually getting my secretor status . . . it will be another huge change in diet and health.  Can hardly wait.
Posted by: Stormy, Thursday, January 10, 2008, 3:52pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from italybound
Wow Stormy, I can really identify w/ you! The adrenal issues, sugar issues, despondency.  I have come to figure out that sugar is my mortal enemy. The one true thing my blood allergy test showed. I used to lay my aches, pains, headaches, etc at the feet of caffeine and wheat mostly. Now I know it's the sugar. (not to say wheat and caffeine are ok for me, they're not.  ;)) When I cook at home, I always use agave. When away, sometimes I don't get the choice or if I buy something prepared....mostly milks. Which I def need to get away from!!!! I'm in my 3rd or 4th week of trying to detox the copper toxicity. Then on to the candida issue. While having to deal w/ all that (and this has been going on a couple of years now - just getting the right tests and someone to read them is the key here) is at times more than I can deal w/, reading your post has given me hope that I will heal yet!!! LOL  :K)


Hi italybound.

Not sure if you suffer from adrenal burnout or not, but here's a link to a really interesting article:  http://www.drlwilson.com/Articles/adrenal_burnout.htm

I was amazed to find out how many people actually suffer from this malady . . . mind boggling.  And the article goes on to say that commitment and dramatic changes in diet are required for healing.  When I read that, I thought how true.  I gave up a very stressful job (and big cut in pay) and dramatically changed by diet (BTD).  So, yeah, I guess I was committed.

It sounds like you are also very committed.  Best of luck with your detox and candida issues.
Posted by: italybound, Friday, January 11, 2008, 3:05am; Reply: 11
Quoted from Stormy
Hi italybound.Not sure if you suffer from adrenal burnout or not, but here's a link to a really interesting article:  http://www.drlwilson.com/Articles/adrenal_burnout.htm


yes, unfortunately I do and it taking someone who finally knows how to help me has been a real adventure I would have rather skipped.  ;)
I'll read this article and see if I get any new info. Thanks!! :-) I have posted the article from Dr. Lam here more times than some might have liked LOL. It is such a prevalent and seemingly under diagnosed problem. Seems if it does get treated, it's not done correctly. That really stinks to put so much time, money and effort into and get nowhere.
Dr. Lam's article is really good . Long but good! I have a book by Dr Wilson as well.
If you do a search on this site about Adrenal Fatigue, you'll find some good threads. Some of them are saved in the Golden Threads, I think it is. :-)
Best health to you!!  :)
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