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Wake up in the morning betwee 3 and5 with sinus headache which a cup of coffee usually helps. I only drink 1-2 cups a day. Any ideas on how to stop this as I am so fatigued by the end of the day?

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Wake up in the morning betwee 3 and5 with sinus headache which a cup of coffee usually helps. I only drink 1-2 cups a day. Any ideas on how to stop this as I am so fatigued by the end of the day?

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Fixing circadian rhythm, along with helping with pretty nearly all health, will also likely help with healing adrenal/thyroid problems.

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Oh : Must note, the author and amateur weightlifter Tim Ferriss mentions getting sinus headaches when supplementing with a "stack" of supplements including lots of caffeine. The sinus headaches appeared along with severe adrenal fatigue. (This is also why the suspecting adrenal fatigue and potentially too much caffeine. If adrenal fatigue, is perhaps best not to consume any stimulants (although this may take a period of weaning, rather than cold-turkey, which may be a large shock) )

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on December 23, 2013
at 06:37 PM

Try oilpulling.

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on December 23, 2013
at 06:32 PM

Probably resetting circadian rhythm ( sleeping from about 9 or 10 p.m. to 6 or 7 a.m., light exercise like walking for 10-20 minutes in the morning around 7 a.m. and again at midday or afternoon/early evening -- this, according to Paul Jaminet (Perfect Health Diet), entrains circadian rhythm. Since circadian rhythm is important to overall systemic function, it's a very large place to look when fatigue/energy issues throughout the day show up. Also, avoid blue light later on in the evening (try downloading the program f.lux if computer/screen use is necessary at night), and don't exercise late in the day. Consider purchasing a pair of blue blocker glasses, and sleep in an entirely darkened room. (Human eyelids are translucent, and light hitting the retina through the eyelids at night can supress melatonin, which is responsible for many important processes in the body, including many which replenish the body. Poor sleep, or sleeping too late in the day (healing/various processes also happen at certain times of the day; many happen at around 1-5 a.m. in deep sleep, and some around 11 p.m.) will suppress melatonin, which can shorten your overall lifespan and have a huge impact on health, chance of cancer development, fatigue, etc. I believe curtailing sleep in 20-40 year old males for a week gave them blood markers resembling a 70-ish year-old man.

Also, while blue light (and potentially UV light) is too ubiquitous at night in cities/modern towns, when waking in the morning and during the day, get plenty of light and sunshine. Sun exposure on skin can probably also help entrain the circadian rhythm. If you take vitamin D as a supplement, take it in the morning, sometime around waking (and not at night).

A human being cannot be healthy with a circadian rhythm that is unnatural. Fix sleep and circadian rhythms.

The second thing to investigate is an issue with adrenals or thyroid. (Stopping caffeine/weaning off of having it - if not ever, then at least not at 3-5 a.m. should help greatly, also.) Odd caffeine (or other stimulating/energy-giving things, like chocolate) needs at strange hours or times of the day can definitely point to thyroid or adrenal issues. If interested in blood tests, total TSH should be less than 0.7-1.0 to be healthy. (current "normal" standards on blood tests are up to 4.0, but mortality and miscarriage rates in females are multiplied manifold for each successive cohort above 1.0). Since odd thyroid function is quite shockingly common in Western societies (though the ways to restore natural function are not well-understood), this may also be well worth looking into.

Finally, the Perfect Health Diet book and perfecthealthdiet.com website have quite a lot of very sound looking information refarding circadian rhythms and thyroid function. (Though, as with all things, likely not 100% accurate, the most accurate and tightly backed-up research/thoughts I've seen in the Paleosphere. The book is quite useful, and potentially easier to navigate than the website, for lots of basic thoughts/information/research (If new to Paleo, this book is probably one of the best places to start looking at diet/supplements/optimal ratio of macronutrients. Look into "safe starches".)) Good luck!

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on December 23, 2013
at 06:38 PM

Oh : Must note, the author and amateur weightlifter Tim Ferriss mentions getting sinus headaches when supplementing with a "stack" of supplements including lots of caffeine. The sinus headaches appeared along with severe adrenal fatigue. (This is also why the suspecting adrenal fatigue and potentially too much caffeine. If adrenal fatigue, is perhaps best not to consume any stimulants (although this may take a period of weaning, rather than cold-turkey, which may be a large shock) )

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on December 23, 2013
at 06:38 PM

Fixing circadian rhythm, along with helping with pretty nearly all health, will also likely help with healing adrenal/thyroid problems.

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on December 23, 2013
at 05:58 PM

I personally dont know what the feeling associated with sinus' are, I just havent identified it. Although in the last few weeks, I have noticed that Im allergic to Casein (Ive always known that Im lactose intolerant). I had some butter (in my bulletproof coffee) after a long time and I noticed body pain (which went away after two days) but the real kicker was my right ear being blocked for a whole week. This ear blockage was related to fatigue as they both lasted about the same period of time. If sinus pressure created the ear blockage and you get the same symptom you might want to investigate into casein allergies.

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on December 23, 2013
at 04:38 PM

Too many carbs, esp refined ones seem to help all manner of "bugs" grow. How strict & how long have you been paleo?

I wonder if the coffee helps due to the caffeine or other stuff in the coffee or just mechanically due to the warmth?

Does the coffee prevent you from falling back to sleep? If so, maybe lemon in warm water can serve?

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on December 23, 2013
at 03:07 PM

I stopped all my sinus issues with a strict Paleo/Primal diet. I've been at it for two years and have had zero sinus problems after the first 6 months or so. Rarely get any congestion and even if I do it is barely noticeable. No more meds at all.

So if you are still eating grains, sugar and simple junky carb type foods, stop it!

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