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Adrenal stress is caused by chronic or severe stress, chronic exposure to foods that trigger sensitivity reactions; exposure to electromagnetic frequency pollution from cell phones, cordless phones, Wi-Fi routers, and other electrical sources; and dietary carbohydrate and blood sugar disregulation.
The symptoms are listlessness, pallor, fatigue, apathy, impaired IQ and cognitive function, and various behavioral disorders. When present should be considered a first-order priority when addressing any health issues. Red meat is the best available source of iron, followed by poultry and then fish. Take Vitamin C and B6 to help absorb the iron.
Agave has a higher amount of damaging fructose than high fructose corn syrup. HFC has 55% fructose content and agave can have between 70-97 percent fructose content.
For more detailed information on the inflammatory and toxic process of fructose on the body watch this.
Didn’t cavemen only live to be 30?
We live this lifestyle not because of cavemen’s life expectancy but by the condition of their bodies when they died when they were in old age. The Paleo Diet is based on our ancient ancestor’s diet but very different. According to Diane Sanfilippo:
- In the absence of modern medicine, infant mortality rates were high and estimated life span was based on an average of those who died at birth as well as those who lived long lives. It doesn’t mean that every human alive in the Paleolithic era dropped dead at age thirty. In fact, those who lived ot about age twenty went on to have an estimated life span closer to sixty years.
- Deaths from infectious diseases were more common in the absence of modern medicine.
- They were more vulnerable of predatory animals.
- They were vulnerable to the elements due to inferior shelter.
How to Cook Vegetables
When you cook veggies, cook or coat them with fat, butter, ghee, olive oil, etc; the fat will help the body absorb the minerals and fat soluble vitamins in them.
What about Juicing Vegetables?
Most of the vegetable is left in the pulp. What you are left with is some vitamins and minerals, water and sugar. The sugar negative outweighs the benefits.
Critically important to the functioning of a healthy parasympathetic nervous system and of 325 or more enzymes in the body, and it is readily lost with the consumption of high-sugar and high-starch foods. Magnesium is depleted in our soils. It is further depleted in plants by the use of potassium and phosphorus-laden fertilizers that alter the plants’ ability to up-take magnesium. Water in deep wells has magnesium, bu surface water, out common source, lacks magnesium. Food processing removes magnesium. Cooking removes magnesium. Magnesium protects the cells from the adverse effects of aluminum, mercury lead , cadmium, beryllium, and nickel. Evidence is mounting that low levels of magnesium contribute to the heavy-metal deposition in the brain that precedes Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Magnesium Deficiency Disorder
- Alzheimer’s disease
- anxiety disorders
- arthritis–rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
- autoimmune disorders — all types
- cerebral palsy — in children from magnesium-deficient mothers
- chronic fatigue syndrome
- congestive heart disease
- crooked teeth or narrow jaw — in children from magnesium-deficient mothers
- diabetes — types 1 and 2
- eating disorders — bulimia and anorexia
- gut disorders — including peptic ulcer, Crohn’s disease, colitis, and food allergy
- heart disease – arteriosclerosis, high cholesterol, and high triglyceride levels
- heart disease — in infants from magneisum-deficient mothers
- high blood pressure
- impaired athletic performance
- infantile seizure — in children from magnesium — deficient mothers
- kidney stones
- Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS)
- migraines — including cluster type
- mitral valve prolapse
- multiple sclerosis
- muscle cramps
- muscle weakness and fatigue
- myopia — in children from magnesium-deficient mothers
- obesity — especially obesity associated with high-carbohydrate diets
- osteoporosis (in such cases, just added magnesium reversed bone loss)
- Parkinson’s disease
- PMS — including menstrual pain and irregularities
- primary pulmonary hypertension
- Raynaud’s syndrome
- sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
- Syndrome X — insulin resistance
- thyroid disorders – low and high
Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue
- Trouble staying asleep
- being a slow starter in the morning
- afternoon fatigue
- feeling rundown or overwhelmed
- cravings for salts and sweets
- experiencing dizziness when standing up too quickly
- afternoon headaches or headaches with stress or exertion
Symptoms of Adrenal Hyperfunction
- Feeling constantly stressed out
- trouble falling asleep
- irritability and anxiety
- high blood sugar levels
- tending toward weight gain under stress
- excess perspiration or perspiring, even while inactive (in normal temperatures)
- waking up tired, seemingly no matter what