Re: New here, need plan to restore adrenal health before insomnia kills me, feedback sought
If aldesterone is low, you are probably dumping sodium, if I remember what the book said (it's in storage). Try sodium in the morning in your water/liquids, and save hi potassium til late in the day (fruits/fruit juices, dark veg's).
Low cortisol, leads to low aldesterone, and imbalance electrolytes, so this may help discover if it is low adrenal.
Also, if low adrenals (usually is with fatigue) the tissue in our bodies that retain the most vit. C are the adrenals and part of the brain. The adrenals directly affect immunity, so this may show us why C effects immunity.
It needs to be a quality C with the proper bioflavanoids, and natual foods are always the best. You can increase vitamin C until it begins loosening the bowels, then back-off 200mg. Dr. Wilson says that would be your dose.
Glandulars may be nec. for very weak adrenals, but they have to be good quality. If you read Dr. Wilson's book, you will have all this info.
If the cortisol is not balanced, it will hinder sleep. I used to always have to get up between 2am and 6am and eat something to feed my stress glands (adrenals), and relax my body. You should have a healthy oil, whole carbs and protein each time you eat, to feed the adrenal cascade. Fats are not bad, just processed and over-cooked. Your glands use cholesterol.
This is all after I got rid of candida infection (a toxifier). I found out that I cannot sleep in the presence of fabric softer and synthetic fragrances. They also cause me heartburn. When the adrenals become very weak, then they cannot compensate well for stressors, which would include colds, infections, household toxins and often even social involvement. Sometimes I avoid even talking on the phone, or confrontation.
Also make sure your Amalgams
are not poisoning you, but you say you have been stressed since a child.
I have not always had money to work with and lost my house when buying meds and getting on disability. Toxins have been chasing me from apt to apt, and I have had to rely on natural foods and whatever goji juice that I could buy. But things are still getting better, and to me that's a miracle. If I can get better, then most everyone else can, but it is important to understand how the adrenals function and what is poisoning our bodies.
We are often by physiological causes, as well as emotional.
If you have on-going candida yeast overgrowth, you will not overcome this problem (sugars will feed it). If Amalgam
fillings are leaking (taste of metal), you will not overcome this problem.