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Is a 3 day juice fast okay for adrenal fatigue?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 06, 2013 at 2:47 AM

I'm thinking of possibly going on a three day juice fast for my ringing in the ears (tinnitus) to see if it helps. Do you know if this will make my adrenal fatigue worse? I already have trouble sleeping at night if I'm hungry

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on January 06, 2013
at 11:54 PM

First, I don't think that adrenal fatigue actually exists. Second, if it did, fasting would be detrimental as it would stress your system more.

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on January 06, 2013
at 10:00 PM

Becuase your body can't really break down cellulose and juicing helps your body better absorb the nutrients

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on January 06, 2013
at 08:02 PM

+1 - 3 days will be a good start to see how you feel. I have done a lot of fasts, juice and water, and I always come out of them feeling better, though I know they are not really approved of by most.

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on January 06, 2013
at 11:19 AM

What's the thinking behind the juice fast? Why not eat vegetables intact with all their fibre etc.?

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on January 06, 2013
at 08:44 AM

MusclesGlasses, it's easy to say that when you don't have it...

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on January 06, 2013
at 04:13 AM

Amy: We're talking about 90% vegetables Glasses: I disagree, I think people tend to underestimate adrenal fatigue and it as being an underlying cause for many conditions. And hey if your looking at the traditional western medicine side, my MD Rheumatologist even diagnosed my adrenals as not being normal.

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at 04:07 AM

I don't and never really have drank caffeine, and I'm not stressed at all

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on January 06, 2013
at 04:00 AM

i think people have a tendency to exaggerate adrenal fatigue, especially in the paleo world.

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on January 06, 2013
at 03:59 AM

not as much as manufacturing glucose from protein and glycerol backbones would.

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on January 06, 2013
at 03:43 AM

If we're talking fruit juice, I disagree -- I think liquid sugar most assuredly will tax those poor adrenals.

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on January 06, 2013
at 05:19 AM

I juice up to ten days. I skip veggies that are high in sugar like beets and carrots. I juice cucumbers, celery, kale, spinach, swiss chard,cilantro, parsley, lemons, yellow grapefruit, limes, watercress, jalepeno, ginger. You just have to pick things that are low sugar and high green for the chlorophyll. A good rule of thumb if you can eat them is do use the cucumber and celery as they are high water veggies and then add some of the others for nutrition depending on your tastes. Juicing can only help as long as it is veggie juice, it will never hurt. You won't be hungry if you drink more whenever you feel the hunger start. In between, I drink lots of ph water with supplements and I drink at least a gallon of juice a day on my fast.

I also make a nice shake with a large avocado, a large cucumber, coconut water, a bunch of washed spinach, parsley and a yellow grapefruit or lemon or both. Nice to drink anytime of the day. You can put coconut oil, flaxseed oil, or coconut meat in there, too. I even put chia seeds....

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on January 06, 2013
at 08:02 PM

+1 - 3 days will be a good start to see how you feel. I have done a lot of fasts, juice and water, and I always come out of them feeling better, though I know they are not really approved of by most.

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on January 06, 2013
at 02:57 AM

It will not hurt your adrenal fatigue or help your tinnitus. It will make you hungry and irritable however.

A5127d60bca783084f191f38ffa357a6

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on January 06, 2013
at 04:13 AM

Amy: We're talking about 90% vegetables Glasses: I disagree, I think people tend to underestimate adrenal fatigue and it as being an underlying cause for many conditions. And hey if your looking at the traditional western medicine side, my MD Rheumatologist even diagnosed my adrenals as not being normal.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on January 06, 2013
at 08:44 AM

MusclesGlasses, it's easy to say that when you don't have it...

66aa2c18606c628985a78c3e70092684

on January 06, 2013
at 04:00 AM

i think people have a tendency to exaggerate adrenal fatigue, especially in the paleo world.

Ee6932fe54ad68039a8d5f7a8caa0468

(2668)

on January 06, 2013
at 03:59 AM

not as much as manufacturing glucose from protein and glycerol backbones would.

Fd70d71f4f8195c3a098eda4fc817d4f

(8014)

on January 06, 2013
at 03:43 AM

If we're talking fruit juice, I disagree -- I think liquid sugar most assuredly will tax those poor adrenals.

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on January 06, 2013
at 05:01 PM

i've done many juice fasts but it's usually to give my digestive track a break/time to heal/prep for colonoscopy. i don't notice it helping any of my conditions though so i've stopped doing them.

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on January 06, 2013
at 04:49 PM

I never found fasting helpful, per se, but incorporating bone broth and juice as supplements to my regular Paleo diet are helpful.

I also take l-theanine as a supplement and try to make sure I get enough rest at night. Having your sleep cycle off has been shown to be a major trigger for adrenal fatigue in people prone to it. So if I am having trouble falling asleep I may also take melatonin.

An example:

Breakfast: breakfast blend juice, turkey sausage, eggs. Lunch: salad greens with avocado, bone broth, hard boiled eggs mid afternoon: l-theanine dose 100-200mg (cortisol spike happens this time of day) dinner: beef roast, mashed yams or carrots, a green veg evening (before bed): take melatonin dose 10-15mg

Mine stems from my thyroid problems, so it's secondary for me. But if I don't get at least 8 hours of sleep at night then I feel like absolute crap.

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on January 06, 2013
at 04:05 AM

supplement with cordyceps.. its highly recommended for adrenal fatigue

best source imo is fungiperfecti

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on January 06, 2013
at 03:52 AM

Only thing that helps my tinnitus is to limit my caffine9which I dont) and loud noises make it way worse, oh and stress too.

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on January 06, 2013
at 04:07 AM

I don't and never really have drank caffeine, and I'm not stressed at all

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