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by ketoist
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: High cortisol
Replies: 11
Views: 1536

Re: High cortisol

Hi ketoist, I can sympathize with your frustration, not from having had the same experiences but ones much like them. Since you’ve been better before, and even if you hadn’t been, I’m confident you will be again. To that end I hope you’ll consider listening to Chris Kresser’s podcast on adrenal fat...
by ketoist
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Memory getting worse starting keto
Replies: 19
Views: 2980

Re: Memory getting worse starting keto

Please keep in mind that by reducing a CNS depressant, like your benzo, and doing it too fast instead of slloooowly weaning yourself off, you may create a hyperexcitable state, meaning that the excitatory neurons will work overtime, at least for some time, requiring fuel. This may explain your brain...
by ketoist
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Newbie intro - with question
Replies: 6
Views: 1172

Re: Newbie intro - with question

Learning to listen to your body/gut is so important, but trusting the message is the real challenge at first. Everyone here is different and most probably took a few tries to find the foods that work. Personally, a very low carb diet doesn't work for me - no energy and brain fog. And using cronomet...
by ketoist
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: High cortisol
Replies: 11
Views: 1536

Re: High cortisol

Thanks, Theresa! I have been suspecting an unknown food intolerance to be a part of my current state, but I have also noticed that I fare a lot better both mentally and physically when I slightly increase my carb intake, reason being what it may. It just is. The food intolerance is on my current to-...
by ketoist
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: High cortisol
Replies: 11
Views: 1536

Re: High cortisol

I am really just asking if anyone had been there, and how they managed. I would love to stay in keto, but feel like my body needs more carbs. Please don't forget that we are as diverse as our genetic make-ups. When I started this journey on keto and IF, I felt like I was given a new lease on life. N...
by ketoist
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: High cortisol
Replies: 11
Views: 1536

Re: High cortisol

I’m wondering how adrenal weakness and high cortisol go hand in hand. In true medical adrenal insufficiency the adrenals stop producing cortisol altogether. It can be life threatening in certain scenarios of physiological stress. If you’re concluding you have some adrenal weakness of some kind base...
by ketoist
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: High cortisol
Replies: 11
Views: 1536

Re: High cortisol

I’m wondering how adrenal weakness and high cortisol go hand in hand. In true medical adrenal insufficiency the adrenals stop producing cortisol altogether. It can be life threatening in certain scenarios of physiological stress. If you’re concluding you have some adrenal weakness of some kind base...
by ketoist
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: High cortisol
Replies: 11
Views: 1536

Re: High cortisol

Theresa, thank you for the link to the wiki. Interesting read, I must say, although the E4 not aiming for longevity does not bode too well with me. : ( The struggle with inflammation is all too real for me. If you think you have it all figured out, just another food intolerance (probably from eating...
by ketoist
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: High cortisol
Replies: 11
Views: 1536

High cortisol

Hello! I keep reading how IF and keto/LCHF would lower cortisol, but I cannot say that that has been my experience. Au contraire. The symptoms of elevated cortisol have really been haunting me recently, with almost a very distinct onset, but I am unable to tie it to a specific cause. I added flaxsee...
by ketoist
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Newbie intro - with question
Replies: 6
Views: 1172

Re: Newbie intro - with question

Thank you for providing me with additional food for thought, literally. :) There isn't a day going by where I don't learn anything new, or find another piece to the puzzle of me. Just yesterday, it struck me that all the foods I genuinely disliked as a child (and was made to eat anyway, we've all be...

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