I'm having a hard time pushing through the low-fat raw diet side effects. I was 100% raw yesterday, and ended up having a horrible nights sleep. I know that I feel more restless, irritable, anxious, tense, and have sleeping problems on 811. It's also incredibly frustrating to have to eat 4,000 calories of fruit and not to mention, economically impossible at this point.
But, I think if I could just stick with it, for those 3 months, I would find things vastly improving.
I know I have CFS, candida, adrenal fatigue, hypoglycemia and some sort of thyroid problem. I used to think I was hypo, but I just realized it's most likely HYPER.
Some symptoms of HYPERthyroidism:
"There is a wide range of signs and symptoms including weight loss with increased appetite, anxiety, tiredness, sleep disturbances, muscle weakness, intolerance to heat, tremors, muscle weakness, enlarged thyroid (Goiter), a bulging of one or both of your eyes, vision problems, diarrhea, faster heart rate and shortness of breath. Women may experience decreased menstrual flow and irregular cycles."
I have all the symptoms but a goiter, and it would explain why I always need to eat, but never gain any weight. I don't know if I could get chubby if I wanted to. I'll go to the free clinic tomorrow so I can get my blood drawn and set up a dental appt.
One of the most important things you can do for your thyroid is improve your immune system. 811/raw heals the immune system for sure. But it's also extremely important that I stay calm and peaceful.
Also, foods that suppress the thyroid that I love to eat are:
I will up these while eating raw!
Today I ended up choosing rice and lentils, just to feel more relaxed. I do want to do 811, I'm just a little fragile right now, and I'm missing my man, so sleep is hard enough as is. : /
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