All tagged adrenal fatigue

When Your Doctor Says You're Fine, Part 3 - Analyzing Hormone Test Results

Figuring out what your hormone status is can be one of the biggest keys to unlocking true healing on your journey to health.

However, conventional hormone testing via blood is usually not the most accurate, and could possibly lead to you missing some irregularities in your hormones.

I prefer testing my hormones via urine using a DUTCH test. This way I make sure that I’m only looking at the hormone levels that bioavailable and being used by my body, and I can track my hormone levels (specifically cortisol) over time.

Digging deeper into our hormone status using functional testing is so critical in recovery from chronic illness or autoimmune disease!

My Experience on the Keto Diet: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The ketogenic diet is all the rage these days, and even I jumped on the bandwagon and found myself in ketosis in an attempt to heal from blood sugar dysregulation caused by years of low FODMAP, low carb eating.

The keto diet helped me be able to reintroduce higher FODMAP foods without having reactions, but it also caused me to develop physiological insulin resistance, HPA dysregulation (adrenal fatigue), and disrupt other hormones leaving me feeling exhausted and totally depleted.

I don’t regret my time in ketosis, but I hope that sharing my unique experience will allow others to make a more informed decision than I did when deciding if this popular diet is right for them.