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Tips For Packing Healthy School Lunches

Tips For Packing Healthy School Lunches

Every parent want their child to eat well, but for parents focused on nutrition, Uncrustables® and Lunchables® are not even an option. Luckily as time goes on, more and more parents and school systems are making it easier to feed their children the way the parents...

New Year's Resolution for Healthier Kids

New Year's Resolution for Healthier Kids

So many parents are looking for easier ways to feed their kids. Time, budget and convenience are HUGE excuses used for feeding their children snacks and quasi-meals loaded with artificial ingredients, sugars (yes, even juices) and other items missing vital nutrients. My friend, Valérie Delahaye...

RIDDLE: What do Ebola, AIDS and Oklahoma City Have in Common?

RIDDLE: What do Ebola, AIDS and Oklahoma City Have in Common?

For quite some time now, I've been fascinated by how Africa and Asia (but mostly Africa) seems to suddenly become recognized as a hotbed for deadly diseases. This clearly wasn't always the case, but something that gradually became more of an issue in my lifetime.

How Food Fads Will Destroy the Planet: How Much Is That Almond Worth to You?

How Food Fads Will Destroy the Planet: How Much Is That Almond Worth to You?

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Are You Eating the Conscious Diet?

Are You Eating the Conscious Diet?

The other day at a local event, someone tried to educate me about a "conscious diet". She described it as "eating something and then forgetting it... don't keep eating that cake you had yesterday today and in the future." I almost fell over laughing because to me, this is UNconscious eating at its worst.

Dangers of a Gluten Free Diet

Dangers of a Gluten Free Diet

Twenty years ago, I discovered the reality of food allergies and the fact that many people are allergic to the most mundane and commonplace of foods. One of the ones that I was most shocked about what the allergy to wheat (in the industry, we don't make a big to-do...

Help for Hashimoto's Disease

Years ago, I studied with a guy by the name of Datis Kharrazian. Datis’s specialty is thyroid disorders and in particular Hashimoto’s disease. Hashimoto’s is the autoimmune version of hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid).

According to Dr. Kharrazian, Hashimoto’s disease makes up some 90% of hypothyroid cases.

When the average person is diagnosed with hypothyroidism using a simple TSH test, they are simply put on a thyroid hormone replacement such as Synthroid or Armour. These may marginally help at the end point (the thyroid), but they don’t get to the root of the problem. As a holistic-minded practitioner, it is important to delve deeper than others so that the root cause can be supported and the body allowed to function unencumbered. Completely neglecting the underlying causes of a thyroid problem is the main reason why many people seeking thyroid therapy are unable to find complete relief or lose weight. Diagnosing Hashimoto’s is more than just performing the standard TSH test which most doctors look at. It involves a complete, expensive (sorry!) battery of test to look at other ways in which the thyroid functions, such as the T4 to T3 conversion test, as well as other supporting gland such as the pituitary and adrenal glands. But when it is diagnosed and treated properly, you can finally begin to feel like a normal human being again. The first thing any knowledgeable practitioner working in autoimmune diseases will tell you is that you MUST COMPLETELY eliminate gluten! This is because gluten closely resembles important hormones at their receptor sites therefore blocking hormones from engaging. At least half of all Hashimoto’s sufferers will notice remarkable improvement from just this, while others remain asymptomatic and/or need to dig further.

Where gluten intolerance is other food intolerances, sensitivities and allergies follow.

Dairy intolerance is a huge issue for most gluten intolerant people — even raw dairy, of which I am a huge proponent. Other foods that must be avoided by the Hashimoto’s sufferer are the nightshades (eggplant, tomatoes, potatoes, and bell peppers), eggs, nuts, seeds, legumes (especially soy) and of course all processed vegetable oils and foods. Also be sure to avoid those foods which may contain these items. Lecithin, for example, is derived from egg in the US or sunflower seeds in Europe. Table salt and pre-ground pepper contain trace amounts of wheat.

Even one bite of bread can set you back 6 months in healing time

Instead, it is recommended to focus on the very diet I typically recommend: meats (including soups and stews), fermented vegetables, other fruits and vegetables, coconut and coconut oil, herbal teas and limited amounts of raw honey. When I met Datis, we butted heads over the soy issue. He was not convinced that it played such a significant role, while I knew it did — especially given the fact that Americans have been using it increasingly as a replacement for EVERYTHING. Seems that he (like so many others, to pat myself on the back) has finally recognized the connection. Interestingly enough, he himself appears to have shed several pounds since following this advice. Another win for the Nutrition Heretic! Following this diet seems expensive, restrictive and impossible, but to date, I have not seen anything else work nearly as effectively. Of course, it will take some time to get used to and your relatives and friends who survive mainly on junk food, soy and grains will give you a hard time, but it’s your health and you deserve a shot at feeling great all the time! So do what is necessary to get the wellness you deserve. Datis has published a very good book on the issue of Hashimoto’s disease. In it, he reveals darn near everything that I learned from him in weekend seminars including what kinds of tests to order, where to order from and how to interpret the results. If you have been suffering with thyroid disorders and are not satisfied with the results, then I highly suggest you pick this up. Got questions? Have comments? Leave them below!


ABOUT ADRIENNE HEW

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Adrienne Hew is a Certified Nutritionist and the Nutrition Heretic Podcast Host, but is best known online as an author of the Amazon Top 100 Bestseller 50 Ways to Eat Cock: Healthy Chicken Recipes with Balls! Receiving a certificate in Chinese dietetics in 2002 and her degree as a Certified Nutritionist in 2004, she has helped many clients and workshop attendees to decode their own health dilemmas by understanding the inconsistencies in conventional nutritional dogma. She currently resides in Hawaii with her husband and two children.

What's the Difference between a Dietitian and a Nutritionist?

N.B.: Before I describe the differences between a dietitian and a nutritionist, please note that this post is going to ruffle a lot of feathers. If you already feel that you know everything about nutrition or otherwise are prone to getting angry and lashing out, then you probably shouldn’t be surfing the web much less reading this blog. My comments here below are based upon my extensive experience in the field and are my opinion based upon keen observation.  They are not intended to belittle anyone for their choices or experiences.

The reason I am writing this post is because people continually approach me with get rich quick food related products that they would like me to sell. They assume that because I’m a nutritionist I would be interested in any kind of supplement or eating program that induces weight loss. It took some time, but I finally realized that those people don’t really know what I do. And if they don’t know, then it is likely that others are unaware of how I operate.

Dietitian vs. Nutritionist – Missing piece of the puzzle

Dietitian vs. Nutritionist – Missing piece of the puzzle

According to my reading and the experiences of my dietitian friends, a dietitian (R.D.) is a person trained in what I call the mathematics of food. This person is registered by the American dietetic Association, which is in fact run b by the food and drug administration, which is overseen by drug companies.

Is it any wonder that the food pyramid doesn’t work?The main concern  of dietitians is how many calories  and fat grams a person is consuming. In order to get my degree, I had to study one of their main textbooks and was appalled at the nourishing foods they suggested we should not eat to be healthy always in favor of something that had low calories, no fat, and often was highly processed – – even if it were synthetic sweeteners like aspartame or industrial oils like canola.

Unbeknownst to many, nutrition is not a regulated term. As such, the ADA has fought hard in several states to make its members the only food-related degree allowed to be called Nutritionist. This was particularly apparent on a recent trip to Florida where I visited my mother in a hospital and the staff dietitian had her on a weight loss diet that resulted in 20 pounds of weight loss in only three weeks. My mother is a tall woman and being forced down to 113 pounds so rapidly clearly was not an approach that concerned itself with her health.

Sadly, there are many people who use the title “nutritionist”, but have little more than a few broken theories and Mickey Mouse books (if any) under their belts. These people also tend to focus mainly on calories and fat grams. However, they also often endorse one of the many eating disorder style diets that confuse people even more. Just like with dietitians, these “nutritionists” are often primarily focused with weight loss as an indicator of overall health status.

But I don’t see it that way.

According to my training, nutrition is the practice of selecting specific nutrients and foods that support overall health. We were not all meant to be skin and bones. In fact, any doctor or other health care practitioner who looks in their files to do an overall assessment of their healthiest patients will find that those who carry “a little extra weight” are their healthiest clients.

Meanwhile, it is a little known fact that thin people often suffer from exactly the same diseases of excess as do the obese and in relatively the same numbers — even diabetes and heart disease!

To me, this is a liberating fact.

But it also allows me to focus on what is really important and why I got into this business in the first place. If anyone knows anything about me, I spent a lifetime fighting many seemingly irreversible health problems. The first half of my life was spent was spent trying to find relief from the nosebleeds, the eczema, the migraines, the erratic periods and so many other health problems that plagued me.

Sadly, the lose weight quick programs ignore the actual health problems with which people suffer. Some totally, while others assume that these types of issues will correct themselves once a sufficient amount of weight is lost. Nothing can be further from the truth.

In fact, focusing solely on weight very often increases health problems by starving the body of nutrients and depriving it of the fats that are often necessary to promote healing, while replacing them with all sorts of chemicals that are far worse for your health.

As a side note,  I have found it quite interesting that the majority of my dietitian friends who follow the ADA’s recommended diet suffer from obesity or significant digestive troubles since achieving their degrees. On the other hand, nearly all of my friends who subscribe to other variations of low-fat, no protein diets suffer from the same conditions and even worse. Many are unable to work because they are so sick and others have ended up with cancer. An alternative nutrition school in New York pumps these folks out by the hundreds every year.

The only dietitian friends who are healthy are

the ones who do not strictly tow the party line.

Sadly, they face expulsion and losing their credentials by doing so. I don’t know about you, but I do not think that our dietary choices and knowledge should be ruled by a totalitarian system.

I fully understand that I am probably shooting myself in the foot financially by not simply giving people what they think they want, however, I do believe that there are people on the planet were more concerned with feeling good from the inside and allowing the way to naturally fall off once the body has achieved balance.

In any case, I hope this little post clears up some questions you may have about why I don’t promote just anything and why I choose to focus on what to my mind nutrition is about. Again, this is not intended to offend anyone, but if you are offended, then perhaps I’ve done my job — to get you to think more about the sacred cows of nutrition.

Comments? Questions? I’d love to hear from you. Please drop a comment below!


About Adrienne Hew

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Adrienne Hew is a Certified Nutritionist and the Nutrition Heretic Podcast Host, but is best known online as an author of the Amazon Top 100 Bestseller 50 Ways to Eat Cock: Healthy Chicken Recipes with Balls! Receiving a certificate in Chinese dietetics in 2002 and her degree as a Certified Nutritionist in 2004, she has helped many clients and workshop attendees to decode their own health dilemmas by understanding the inconsistencies in conventional nutritional dogma. She currently resides in Hawaii with her husband and two children.

How to Correct Your Eyesight Naturally

When I was about 10 years old, I needed glasses. It wasn’t a traumatic experience, but sitting in a classroom that was basically underground for several hours per day took its toll on me and I became farsighted.

Luckily my dad’s jewelry store was only about 5 blocks from the NY Optometry School where they had classes to retrain your eyes to focus. So once per week, I went to “eye school”, where they taught me a variety of techniques to strengthen my eye muscles.

In less than a year, my eyes were better!

I’m not just talking about marginally better. I mean I no longer needed glasses at all!

Until I turned 22 and took a job working in an office on the 3rd floor in NYC right across the street from Grand Central Station. Long hours under fluorescent light once again strained my eyes. Within a few months, I found myself back at the eye center.

Because of my own personal laziness and poor diet (the one the ADA recommends for EVERYTHING), my eyes never completely recovered. But because I didn’t allow myself to rely on my glasses for everything, my eyes never got any worse!

In fact, at one point, I went to an eye doctor in NJ to get fitted for contact lenses for some acting work I was doing only to be berated for not wearing my glasses. This guy knew nothing about eye exercises and was furious with me. But you know what?

He found that my eyes actually improved!

Douchebag! Anyhow, here is one of the basic techniques that I used at the eye school. One that I continue to use every now and again as an alternative to squinting. It’s pretty cool and may help you too.

Since I’ve been living in Hawaii, my eyesight has continually gotten better. I think that a lot of it is the natural sunlight I see almost every day plus my diet that is still pretty high in nourishing fats and vitamins crucial to eye health.

Does this eye trick work well for you? Let me know your experience below!


About Adrienne Hew

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Adrienne Hew is a Certified Nutritionist and the Nutrition Heretic Podcast Host, but is best known online as an author of the Amazon Top 100 Bestseller 50 Ways to Eat Cock: Healthy Chicken Recipes with Balls! Receiving a certificate in Chinese dietetics in 2002 and her degree as a Certified Nutritionist in 2004, she has helped many clients and workshop attendees to decode their own health dilemmas by understanding the inconsistencies in conventional nutritional dogma. She currently resides in Hawaii with her husband and two children.

Gentle, Effective Liver and Gallbladder Cleanse

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Recently, I had to go to Florida to visit my mom who was/is sick in a rehab center. It was a long 16 hour flight(s) over there from Hawaii, where I have been recuperating from my previous life in New Jersey. When I got there, however, I was in for a surprise. It had been many years since I spent any amount of time in Florida. Usually when I go it is for an extended weekend of marketing or some other networking event. This time, it was for 2 weeks — and the results were not good. Pretty much from the moment I arrived, my skin felt dry. Every shower I took make my skin itchy and sticky. My voice became hoarse — something I attributed to the lack of sleep at the time. However, over the course of the two weeks, both things became much worse.

By the time I returned to Hawaii,

I looked like a reptile.

The skin on my neck was irritated beyond anything I had experienced in recent years — even worse than what I had in New Jersey. The back of my legs — the same. Luckily my voice came back within 48 hours. For the first several days, I was so busy trying to get caught up again, I didn’t do anything to reverse the damage. But after about 5 days, I got sick of it and started brainstorming what I could do. The first day, I did a warm water salt flush by drinking a quart of warm water with 2 Tbs of sea salt in the morning. This proved to be helpful, but I knew the results wouldn’t last as the salt flush only clears the bowel. So I decided to go a level deeper.

That’s where the liver-gallbladder cleanse comes in.

I had done many of these over the past decade or so and the initial one I was introduced to was effective, but harsh. It entailed taking epsom salts. Besides having an exceedingly gross taste, it makes you feel like the gates of Hell have been opened in your rear. Talk about getting it from both ends! This protocol is NO joke. This gives natural remedies a bad name.

Last year, however, I encountered a variation that was much more “palatable” on both ends. I learned about it in a product called Candida Crusher, which was recommended to me from one of my Inner Circle members. I make a few small changes and it works great! Here’s the method. Make sure to check with a qualified practitioner who understands your particular situation before proceeding. Plan this so you will not be going to work or have any appointments on the morning of Day 3!!!!

  1. For 2 days, only drink organic apple juice (the cloudy kind) — between 2 and 3 liters per day, preferably between the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM

  2. If you feel the need for solids, only eat peeled Granny Smith apples. I usually do about 5 total, but you can do more.

  3. At 6 PM on the second day juice 2 cups of grapefruit juice and mix with equal amounts of organic extra virgin olive oil. Sip this over the next 2 hours until it is done. If grapefruit is unavailable, you can use lemon juice, but don’t do it straight. Instead replace 40% of it with filtered water.

  4. Go to bed by 10 PM. Try to lay down on your right side as much as possible. You can also put a warm water bottle on your abdomen to relax the internal organs.

  5. You may need to get up several times in the middle of the night. After the apple has moved through your system, you will begin to see emerald green “stones” in your stool.

The results of the cleanse were nothing short of astounding.

Immediately, the itchy feeling in my skin reduced by at least half. Even better, I continue to see results on a daily basis — even 2 weeks later. Yes, there was clearly a lot of gunk stuck in my liver and gallbladder.

In my case, it was primarily the toxic sulfur-water in Florida that was causing my body to freak out. But that was the last straw.

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Even if you haven’t been to Florida, these days, everybody’s liver and gallbladder system is taxed with a multitude of garbage that our bodies were never designed to have to filter in such great quantities. In my experience, vegetable oils, margarines and shortenings are the number one culprit. These rancid industrial oils are heavily processed and bear little resemblance to the natural fats humans have eaten since the beginning of time such as butter, cream, lard, chicken fat, tallow, avocado, coconut, or olive oil.

Real fats change break down into their original components whereas industrial oils and fats make no change at all. So often, I hear doctors tell gallbladder patients that their gallbladder has to come out because it is full of sludge. What do you think that sludge is?

Even if you don’t suffer from Candida, I suggest you pick up a copy of Candida Crusher. This is the book I wanted to write 20 years ago when I healed myself of Candida, but never took the time to write.

It is by far the best, most comprehensive book on the subject.

You may be thinking that you don’t have a problem with Candida, but think again. Upwards of 90% of the clients I have dealt with present with this problem.

It’s no wonder in a society that discourages people away from real fats and encourages sugars, artificial sweeteners, juices and copious amounts of fruit.

But if you suffer from frequent migraines, sensitivity to smells, food allergies or intolerances (yes, even gluten intolerance), joint aches and pains, erratic or painful menstrual cycles, PMS, infertility, yeast infections, urinary tract infections, neurological disorders (including autism), rashes, hay fever, diabetes, cancer or just about any other persistent condition that stumps your doctor, then Candida is likely at the foundation of your problems. Even if it’s not, I have not had anyone NOT see results following this regimen.

What if you followed a Candida diet before and it didn’t do anything?

You followed the wrong one. The truth is that most of the literature on Candida is written by people who only understand the theory behind Candida but don’t understand how pervasive it really is and therefore don’t teach a serious protocol that yields lasting results.

The Candida Crusher works! I suggest you pick up a copy here.

Remember to check with a qualified healthcare practitioner before you proceed with this or any other health protocol.

Have an experience with cleansing your liver and gallbladder? Questions or comments about Candida? Please leave me a message below!


About Adrienne Hew

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Adrienne Hew is a Certified Nutritionist and the Nutrition Heretic Podcast Host, but is best known online as an author of the Amazon Top 100 Bestseller 50 Ways to Eat Cock: Healthy Chicken Recipes with Balls! Receiving a certificate in Chinese dietetics in 2002 and her degree as a Certified Nutritionist in 2004, she has helped many clients and workshop attendees to decode their own health dilemmas by understanding the inconsistencies in conventional nutritional dogma. She currently resides in Hawaii with her husband and two children.

Adrenal Fatigue -- What is it? What can you do about it?

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A few months ago, a friend and follower of mine asked me about adrenal fatigue. After a long, dark winter braving the snows and cold of northern Canada (seriously, she owns snow shoes!), she’s been feeling excruciatingly fatigued and was looking to gain back some vitality.

It took me a long time to find time to write this post because, adrenal fatigue is unfortunately not super straightforward to fix because there are 7 (yes, SEVEN) different stages of this disorder. Each stage requires a somewhat different approach. Most people are at stage 1, but with our demanding schedules and a variety of stresses more and more people are presenting as stage 3 or greater.

This post will focus on the most basic protocol for addressing adrenal fatigue. Even if you are in stage 7 — adrenal exhaustion, you should find some relief from following these suggestions so that you can get on with your life and back to doing what you love with all the energy you now crave.

First, let’s talk about what the adrenals are. The adrenals are tiny pyramid-shaped glands that sit atop the kidneys (hence the name, ad renal).

Along with the thyroid, the adrenals give us energy.

They serve a bit more as a reserve of energy PLUS they tell our kidneys when to release urine (ever wonder why you have to pee after you sleep?), gain abdominal fat and when to go to bed (siesta time!).

The adrenals perform many more functions including making sex hormones after age 50 and regulating metabolism, but that’s another discussion for another time.

It is important to note, however, that in Chinese medicine, the adrenals are always supported when treating with any kind of health issue. They are that integral to our healing and ability to cope with life.

One fact about the adrenals you probably already know about is their role in the flight or fight syndrome.

The Flight or Fight Syndrome is at the crux of what we’re discussing with Adrenal Fatigue

When you are in a dangerous situation, your adrenals kick in to decision-making mode — do you stay and fight? Or do you run away from that tiger?

Regardless of the choice, your body shunts your energy away from your normal “housekeeping” functions of breathing, regular heart beat, and digestion — to name a few, to your arms, legs and brain for fighting, running away and being more alert!

Needless to say, in today’s world, most of us don’t encounter tigers on a daily basis, but we do mimic that feeling pretty damn well. In fact, we never stop running from or fighting that tiger.

Let’s say you have a report to complete for your boss and he wants that report on his desk by 5 PM.

Even if it he’s not threatening to fire you, you feel an obligation inside to produce quickly and accurately or it will reflect negatively on you at the end of the year when everyone else is getting a raise, or because of the downturned economy you’re worried your job will become expendable. Or maybe you’re just a perfectionist who wants to be the model employee.

Whatever the cause,

the stress never ends because tomorrow there’s something else hanging over your head.

To this, add the fact that perhaps you’re surviving on stimulants to get through the day — coffee, tea, soda, cookies, candy, smokes, prescription meds, stimulant herbs etc.

Or maybe your thyroid has gone wonky and your doctor hasn’t managed to help you get back on track.

Or, the one thing most people overlook — their food! Processed anti-foods, low-fat, fake replacements and such are stressors in themselves. Not only that, but buying into the promise these foods offer comes with a ton of negative emotions and attitudes towards food and even self-loathing. A stressor indeed!

All of these stressors pile on top of the anxiety and pressure from work and home life

Over time this leads to adrenal fatigue and if the fatigue isn’t addressed, it will turn into adrenal exhaustion. You don’t want to be there. Trust me!

So clearly, the best thing to do is to nurture your adrenals before they careen out of control.

Here’s a list of things to do. It’s not an either/or kind of thing. You can’t cheat your way out of this. The only way you will know whether or not you’re on the right track is to do it all. Of course, if you are allergic to some of the supplements, don’t take them. You can always book a session with me to discuss alternatives.

  1. Sleep more! Ideally you will go to bed by 11PM and if possible, sleep for 9-10 hours. Your adrenals repair between 11 PM and 1 AM, so help them out by letting them really relax.

  2. Exercise minimally. While everyone else is telling you to exercise more, I’m telling you just the opposite! Exercise is a stressor to your already fatigued adrenals. In fact, if you’ve had trouble losing weight despite exercise, you may be surprised to see yourself shed some pounds while gaining muscle simply by limiting exercise to a short walk during the day. For a more thorough discussion about how less exercise can lead to weight loss, grab my book, Frenching Your Food, now while it’s still cheap.

  3. Quit stimulants and smoking. Relying on coffee, tea, sodas, sugar, juices, certain herbs and energy drinks for energy will only deplete your adrenals further. If you really need a pick me up, try some raw cider vinegar in filtered water with a tiny bit of raw honey.

  4. Quit the anti-Food. Your body has evolved to consume food as people have eaten it up until the past 100 years or so. The most processed your food should get would be a can of tuna or bottle of tomato purée. Frozen dinners, boxed mac and cheese and most every other convenience food at the supermarket will only keep you in a rut.

  5. Make sure your thyroid is functioning properly. Hypothyroidism is very common in today’s world. Make sure that your doctor gives you a real protocol to support it — not just throwing Synthroid at you.

  6. Get enough salt, but not just any kind of salt. Salt is essential to life. And it is the main food of your kidneys (remember those guys just below the adrenals). Keep them happy by providing them with enough salt to make your food taste right. Only consume Celtic sea salt or Himalayan salt for the full dose of minerals — especially magnesium, the relaxation vitamin. To learn more about the value of salt in adrenal repair, pick up a copy of my book, Frenching Your Food.

  7. Take 500 mg of vitamin C 4 times per day. Vitamin C is the primary food of the adrenal glands, and it is also very easily used up by stress and poor eating habits. I like Buffered C by Allergy Research Group. It’s a professional supplement brand.

  8. Adaptogen therapy. There are many herbs that have been traditionally used for centuries to calm uppity adrenals. Another professional supplement company called InterPlexus makes a very good combo that supports adrenal repair. It’s called Adapt.

  9. Take an actual adrenal cortex supplement and it will rebuild yours. ADRENergize by Enzymatic Therapy is very effective especially in the earlier stages of Adrenal Fatigue.

  10. One more thing I’d like to add for my friend is that keeping vitamin D levels optimal is very important. As I said, she lives darn near the arctic circle, where days are incredibly short in winter. People of fair complexion can get away with 10 min per day of noontime sunlight without sunscreen to make adequate D, while dark-skinned folks like myself need upwards of 3 hours! Yet most people, even fair people are deficient! The best way to be sure is to get yourself tested. Note that the test for vitamin D is incredibly poor and has a very wide range of acceptability for allopathic doctors (30-80 nanograms per milliliter). You want to be at least in the 50-80 range according to Dr. Cannell of the Vitamin D Council. Anything over 100 is too much, but it doesn’t get toxic really until it exceeds 150ng/ml. Whatever you do, should you supplement, only use vitamin D3. The vegetarian form, D2, is toxic and should be avoided.You can get vitamin D drops, 4,000 units daily is customary although people have been known to take 10,000 units or more daily for months or even years without toxicity.

The most important thing to remember is that your Adrenal Fatigue didn’t happen over night and it will take some time to start feeling like yourself again. For most people, starting with these simple recommendations above, they will begin to feel better within the first month.

Be patient and nurturing with yourself.

Pushing yourself too hard for too long is the source of your condition. Taking time to honor yourself is the main way to reverse it.

Do you or a loved one suffer from Adrenal Fatigue? Did you find this article helpful? Please let me know by leaving a comment below!


About Adrienne Hew

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Adrienne Hew is a Certified Nutritionist and the Nutrition Heretic Podcast Host, but is best known online as an author of the Amazon Top 100 Bestseller 50 Ways to Eat Cock: Healthy Chicken Recipes with Balls! Receiving a certificate in Chinese dietetics in 2002 and her degree as a Certified Nutritionist in 2004, she has helped many clients and workshop attendees to decode their own health dilemmas by understanding the inconsistencies in conventional nutritional dogma. She currently resides in Hawaii with her husband and two children.