benc wrote: Whats the general opinion on intermittent fasting? I’ve done a few days during my treatment, due to fatigue & bad reaction to foods, it actually made me feel better.It improved my mental state, but then so did having a vegan day.
But I was under the impression that not eating when you had adrenal fatigue was one of the worst things you could do.
I think what you said about adrenal problems is true. I haven’t read much into it, but it seems like staying out of ketosis as much as possible allows your adrenals to rest somewhat. Even most carb-bingers enter ketosis overnight, so people with adrenal issues might want something with some carbs before bed to help support them overnight. It’s probably even more necessary for those with poor liver function, since they probably won’t be able to store much glycogen.
As for IF, I’m still not decided on it. It seems to allow the body to do some metabolic “cleanup” on the one hand, improving insulin resistance, increasing autophagy etc, but it’s harder on the adrenals and thyroid on the other. If it makes you feel good and no other symptoms appear, it’s probably a sign that you’re okay with it. Might be a good idea to read up on it first though. The blogosphere seems quite polarised on it, as with most things…