It has been 6 months with the complete nutritional balancing program using Endo-met supplements. I have been on the grass-fed red meat, organic chicken, wild caught fish, veggie, egg diet(primal diet) for the past 9 months. Carb intake is between 50-100gms per day. This can be tracked using http://www.fitday.com.
I felt much improvement when I quit cheese and raw egg whites(high histamine). For the summer now I will replace the soup with a big organic salad and some animal protein. It is getting too hot here to have the soup. I cheat once per month and have icecream or chocolate. It is the treat of the month. My diet looked like this.
Breakfast- Hot blended egg drink made with
2 large egg yoks
1.5 cups of hot 24 hour bone broth
Lunch- 3 cups of 24 hour bone broth soup loaded with non starchy vegetables and lots of grass fed organic hamburger. This is more like a stew.I have this almost everyday.
Supper- 6-8 oz of meat, poultry or salmon,
2 cups of cooked veg
2 cups of salad
3 tablspn of homemade dressing
The hypoglycemia is a thing of the past. I eat my evening meal at 5pm and do not need to eat again until 11am or 12am the following day. No more low blood Sugar reactions. I eat 3 meals per day with no need for snacks.
My digestion is good now. I increased the GB3 and take 2 with each meal. My body temperature is higher. I feel warm and not chilled anymore. Sleep begins at 9 or 10 and I get up at around 7. Good solid sleep. Mood is bright and optimistic.
I have had an amazing 2 weeks straight. My energy is way up and I have this deep inner calm and feeling of wellness. I have returned to brisk walking for 45 min/6 days per week and feel great. This will be the true test for me as excercise usually causes me to crash after a month or so. So I am interested to see if I can continue.
I have also increased my sups to 3 times per day. Previously I could only handle twice per day. This includes 4 limcomin per day. The first 5 months were filled with lots of detox and healing reactions but things have finally turned around. I will be sending in my second retest in about 4 weeks and will post the results then. So if you are struggling hang in there because this has really worked miracles for me.
It is nice to have a life again with some gardening, socializing, part time work and of course household duties.
Thanks so much for this full report! It's helpful.
Can you tell me again, did you start in a 4 lows pattern?
And did you ever have insomnia when you started?
Are you taking any adrenal support supplements at this point?
So glad you are doing so well!
Yes I was in the 4 low pattern when I started. These were my numbers.
After 4 months I was out of the 4 low pattern.
Now I am on
adrenal endo-dren 1-1-1
limcomin 2-2-2(i take 4 or 5 per day)
Cat's claw 2-2-2
Regarding sleep. If I felt wired and tired I drank a tea from Mountain Rose called Fidnemed Nighttime. It could drop a horse. Has lemon balm, skullcap, hibiscus & hops, valerian root, passionflower and lavender. Usually I was so exhausted I didn't need it and slept like the dead. Lately because I don't nap I am really ready for bed and fall asleep right away.
Thanks for the update. Very encouraging to hear of such great progress. Are you working with a practitioner or directly with ARL? Does your program include just the diet and supplements or are you also doing other things to detox like saunas or coffee enemas as some practitioners suggest? Thanks.
Yes I am just doing the primal diet with the recommended supplements.
I never did the sauna's or coffee enemas. However when the detox was bad I often did a large plain water enema. This often gave me huge relief. The enema water was often bright yellow. Not sure why but I usually felt much better afterwards.