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How can I become more awesome while treating adrenal fatigue?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 04, 2012 at 9:23 PM

I've been fighting adrenal fatigue for, apparently, years now, and after a break due to ketogenic dieting, symptoms have been creeping back. I think I'm on the right track with diet and supplements, but I'm having to scale back my awesomeness training regimen pretty significantly. Previously, my top three training goals were as follows:

1) To hike the Colorado Trail at 25-30 miles per day.

2) To build the functional strength, balance, and mobility necessary to defeat two or more top-level SMERSH agents simultaneously while unarmed.

3) To mount and ride upon a great sandworm using my own maker hooks.

Most of my awesomeness training is going on the back burner. Pretty much everything I want to do will exhaust me for the rest of the day. Since I'm working on mobility, restorative yoga is the only thing I can come up with that gets anywhere. It would be nice to sit on the floor cross-legged comfortably (goal #39) but until I get healed up some, I won't even be able to do the strenuous classes and learn how to shoot fire out of my mouth like the guy on Street Fighter II (goal #12).

Is there anything physically ambitious I can do without flattening out my cortisol curve, or am I stuck doing recovery yoga classes and sitting on the couch sharpening my maker hooks?

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on September 05, 2012
at 01:36 PM

No evidence on phosphatidylserine vs cortisol. Best is meditation.

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on September 05, 2012
at 03:49 AM

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on September 05, 2012
at 03:48 AM

Word on the sand worm

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on September 05, 2012
at 03:06 AM

The trick is, I thought I was being moderate before, but I obviously overshot the mark. I know I need to be cautious, but I don't want to be so cautious that I waste time and fitness progress.

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on September 05, 2012
at 02:58 AM

@FED: I've heard phosphatidylserine mentioned a few times on podcasts, but I'm not sure what it is or what it will contribute. Got a link?

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on September 05, 2012
at 02:56 AM

@Dan W: Drenamin looks interesting. I was just reading how before WWII doctors prescribed prepared adrenals for fatigue with good results.

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on September 05, 2012
at 02:53 AM

@Clint: Ten minutes of mirror flexing is the baseline. Any advice on establishing an upper tolerable limit? Keep in mind that I will be playing the karaoke version of "Eye of the Tiger" on repeat.

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on September 05, 2012
at 01:33 AM

Seriously though, you probably want to chill out on intense exercise until you can get your hormones back on track.

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on September 05, 2012
at 01:32 AM

Muad'Dib doesn't give a shit about adrenal fatigue, he do what he wants.

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on September 05, 2012
at 01:30 AM

I checked out Drenamin and it has some pretty crazy ingredients (http://www.standardprocess.com/Products/Standard-Process/Drenamin) If I were dealing with cortisol issues, I would be more likely to look into adaptogenic herbs like Ginseng or something like phosphatidylserine.

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The supplement I've been taking for my adrenals (and it makes a big, noticeable difference in my energy and stamina levels) is Drenamin by Standard Process.

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on September 05, 2012
at 02:20 AM

I really feel your frustration. It's almost painful to want to be out using your body, and yet not be able to do it (I've been there, so I really do know how you are feeling). But, sometimes you just have to take the time to heal, and time is what it takes.

The kinder and gentler you are with your body, the quicker you will heal. You are on the right track with the gentle yoga. However, if even that makes you tired, then don't do it.

When I was in the full grip of adrenal fatigue, even walking would leave me feeling drained.

Patience, Grasshopper.

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on September 05, 2012
at 12:17 AM

You could probably flex in the mirror at least ten minutes per day and not have it completely wreck your adrenals. Maybe get a tattoo of an eagle or a panther. Let's be honest, it would be pretty badass, Especially while riding the sandworm.

I've been going through adrenal fatigue as well. Because I don't want to put my "training to become more awesome" on the backburner, I have just kicked out everything else that could be affecting my adrenals. I've also started taking a supplement given to me by my Naturopath doctor that seems to have really gotten things back in order.

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on September 05, 2012
at 02:53 AM

@Clint: Ten minutes of mirror flexing is the baseline. Any advice on establishing an upper tolerable limit? Keep in mind that I will be playing the karaoke version of "Eye of the Tiger" on repeat.

89c5726021149f9833fb0dbb66f838f6

(149)

on September 05, 2012
at 02:56 AM

@Dan W: Drenamin looks interesting. I was just reading how before WWII doctors prescribed prepared adrenals for fatigue with good results.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 05, 2012
at 01:36 PM

No evidence on phosphatidylserine vs cortisol. Best is meditation.

89c5726021149f9833fb0dbb66f838f6

(149)

on September 05, 2012
at 02:58 AM

@FED: I've heard phosphatidylserine mentioned a few times on podcasts, but I'm not sure what it is or what it will contribute. Got a link?

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on September 05, 2012
at 12:30 AM

The supplement I've been taking for my adrenals (and it makes a big, noticeable difference in my energy and stamina levels) is Drenamin by Standard Process.

Medium avatar

(19479)

on September 05, 2012
at 01:30 AM

I checked out Drenamin and it has some pretty crazy ingredients (http://www.standardprocess.com/Products/Standard-Process/Drenamin) If I were dealing with cortisol issues, I would be more likely to look into adaptogenic herbs like Ginseng or something like phosphatidylserine.

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on March 17, 2013
at 07:34 PM

Play team sports like soccer but play more of a supportive role for the other team members; relaxed assists.

Awesomeness is also a state of mind so writing a story or visualize/meditate on what it means to you.

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