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Help w Cushings diet?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 27, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Anyone know of a good reference to diet and supplementation to deal with cushings? I've been looking into cortisol management, but can't find much in the way of studies. Personal opinions are helpful here as well. Thanks

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on July 13, 2012
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Other adaptogenic herbs like Ashwagandha and Siberian Ginseng might be helpful as well.

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on July 13, 2012
at 02:21 AM

Supplementing with potassium seems like it would be more important than restricting sodium.

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I was under the impression that adding supplemental sodium was of the utmost importance to people with Cushing's because the adrenal glands require a lot of it to function correctly.

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on June 28, 2012
at 08:30 PM

Too much sodium is an issue, but too little can be even more problematic, also the "weight gain" from salt is just water weight, so it's nothing to worry about. Balancing sodium with potassium is a better path.

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Some supplements to look into are lean Xtreme by DS, rhodiola, and l-theanine before bed. Also, carbohydrates post workout and high doses of l-glutamine may be worth experimenting with. I'd start with.

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Some supplements to look into are lean Xtreme by DS, rhodiola, and l-theanine before bed. Also, carbohydrates post workout and healthy fats before bed.

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96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on June 28, 2012
at 08:28 PM

Cortisol being an issue I'd say Tulsi (Holy Basil) would help. Avoid IF's and VLC.

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on July 13, 2012
at 02:23 AM

Other adaptogenic herbs like Ashwagandha and Siberian Ginseng might be helpful as well.

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on June 28, 2012
at 05:38 PM

Here are a few suggestions on things you can do to have a healthier diet:

Beware of too much sodium

Excess sodium can affect your blood pressure, cause swelling, and make you gain weight. So, try to follow these tips:

       1 Don't add extra salt to your food
       2 Avoid food that is prepared with added salt

Be sure to get enough daily calcium and vitamin D

People with Cushing’s disease often develop osteoporosis (fragile bones). Calcium and vitamin D can be important in strengthening bones.

Here are guidelines for daily calcium and vitamin D intake based on age. These recommendations are the same for the general population.

Recommended daily calcium intake

Age 1-10 --> 800 mg of calcium
Age 11-24 --> 1200 mg of calcium
Age 24 and up --> 800 mg of calcium

Recommended daily vitamin D intake

Age 0 (birth)-50 --> 5 mcg of vitamin D

Age 51-70 --> 10 mcg of vitamin D

Age 71 and up --> 15 mcg of vitamin D

http://goo.gl/QsWhJ

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on June 28, 2012
at 08:30 PM

Too much sodium is an issue, but too little can be even more problematic, also the "weight gain" from salt is just water weight, so it's nothing to worry about. Balancing sodium with potassium is a better path.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on July 13, 2012
at 02:18 AM

I was under the impression that adding supplemental sodium was of the utmost importance to people with Cushing's because the adrenal glands require a lot of it to function correctly.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on July 13, 2012
at 02:21 AM

Supplementing with potassium seems like it would be more important than restricting sodium.

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