So I've been working on my adrenal issues. Adding carbs has helped make them less chronic but it actually seems to make the occasional spike more significant. I don't feel chronically wound up anymore but when something upsets me I get quite a significant adrenal reaction. I'm going to try tapering off coffee, which I've never done on Paleo but I'm wondering if anyone has a good understanding of the Epinephrine breakdown mechanism? Let's say some causes an adrenaline surge is there anything that can upregulate or speed the breakdown of adrenaline?
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on March 11, 2012
at 04:38 PM
Don't think about internal mechanisms so much and focus on relaxing, breathing, better sleep, and let it work itself out. At some point you learn to feel "it" coming and tell it go away yourself. Don't wait for some internal process no one really knows in the first place.
Deep breathing works. If something is going to bother you, stop, walk away, think about exhaling more and inhaling more. Do it a few times and whatever it was that was about to spike your hormones doesn't matter.
If that doesn't work, smoke more pot.