I don’t know if I know that much about carbohydrates but I have learned that they are at least a crucial part of my own health puzzle. I went very low carb earlier on this year and it had disastreous effects on my health (I already am hypothyroid and low carb made everything worse). As I kept researching more, I found that low carb can in deed be very stressful for the body and that many of my new and worsening symptoms were caused by this. I had to introduce carbs back. I can’t help but wonder: in the case of someone who has blood sugar issues and whose liver is already burneded and struggling to convert proteins and fats into glugose, isn’t it possible that not giving the body carbohydrates could actually create even more stress? Just a thought.
There might be nothing wrong with your adrenals as such; it might be a case of them not getting what they need in order to fucntion. Blood sugar issues might have something to do with this.
Yes, transitioning off from low carb can be rough. It’s best to start easy and go slow. Some people say you need to combine the carbs with protein to make it easier (I’ve noticed no effect though). Trying the McCombs blood sugar balance plan might also help. I started doing it a little over a week ago: I eat a stick of celery or carrot every hour in order to regulate the blood sugar levels throughout the day. It’s worked for me at least: I no longer have any hypoglycemic reactions and my carb tolerance has increased. Other than that I go easy on the starches as I find them hard to digest. Buckwheat is ok for me (especially if I make sure I eat it with saturated fat, i.e. butter or coconut oil). And I tend to eat fruits on their own as mixing them with other foods doesn’t seem to work that well for me.
It seems to me that hypoglycemia and constipation could be problems that are then causing a host of other problems. If the blood sugar levels swing up and down this will have an effect on the hormonal balance and how the glands such as adrenals can function. Constipation on the other hand means that things stay too long in the gut fermenting and thus possibly feeding the bacteria and fungus, and creating a suitable environment for overgrowth. If you could somehow regulate the blood sugar levels as well as improve the digestion and transit time, you would probably already solve a lot.
p.s. I don’t have my health journey posted any where (as my journey is still ongoing)