View Full Version : adrenal fatigue & -20c weather
12-30-2010, 09:18 AM
I live in Saskatchewan Canada and currently it's been around -20c for the last several months...
This coupled with the fact that I recently started a new job that jumps my stress level up... I am working to fix my adrenal burnout, and this new job has increased my stress level / cravings each day...
I see that there are others who live in cold weather climate.. I'm curious to know some good suggestions to make raw foods work with adrenal burnout/cold weather climate.
The quest continues
I did really well with 100% raw foods during the summer when it was nice and warm and I wasn't stressed out with work....
I'm just wondering if I need to increase my fat levels, and the amount of bulky raw foods...
If I can solve the cold weather problem and my stress/cravings, I think I can do 100% raw foods year round..
Thanks for your thoughts
12-30-2010, 12:41 PM
great inquiry! I have the same question.
regarding stress, breathe; consciously and deeply.
12-30-2010, 01:11 PM
Are you a hundred percent caffeine free? I was surprized how much it helped just letting myself sleep a lot, in a dark room, sleeping in in the morning and arranging my exercise for later.
12-30-2010, 01:13 PM
Also I think fasting and undereating stressed my adrenals so now I happily munch a lot of fruit.
Raw Angel Mom
01-01-2011, 07:53 PM
I am in the cold weather too. Look to find a farmer market that perhaps sell produce from their green house. Some import organic produce. I use a lot of hemp seeds in my food and smoothie for my daughter. It is from Canada. You will need to consider to sprout and produce micro greens to have the fresh enzymes. Anything related to gland many time is because you are low in a specific minerals. Gland are feed back loop and regulate our body in so many ways, if you missing out a nutrient, the feed back loop won't work very good.
Green smoothies are keys. You can use fresh cilantro, frozen mango and banana with spring water. It is lovely. You will find so many recipes for green smoothie.
Research the best food for the adrenal. If you come to find a supplement, then read the key ingredient and research again with the food rich with this ingredient. Supplement most time don't work, you need the whole food.
Sweet potato, squash and pumpkin help with the cold (can be eaten raw, you can find many recipes).
Apple is a blessings for the cold weather, use them in your smoothie. The green apple neutralize aluminum. On summer, look to eat the wild eatable and eat all berries in season.
Brendan Brazier sell great protein supplement that is raw. He is from Canada. His product are sequel.
01-03-2011, 07:54 AM
Great Info. I am also from Canada, and it is hard in the winter with the cold and less daylight hours. Making sure you are getting enough Vitamin D (go outside on your lunch break)
Also foods rich in Vitamin B5 are really important (broccoli, mushrooms and sunflower seeds) and B6 (whole grains and veggies)
01-04-2011, 10:18 PM
I am from Alberta. I found on the raw food diet I am cold all the time especially my feet. I also have had some periods of insomnia not sure why. I have 100 pounds to lose. I am on day 3 as of Jan 4 2010. Good luck! P.S. I am using deep breathing techniques to calm me down when I have an adrenaline rush.
01-05-2011, 12:14 AM
hi, i am in canada too and my friend is having a hard time ignoring his desires for warm soup and other comforting warm things.
i put cayenne in drinks and on food for him. he chews on ginger before he leaves the house. we do lots of yoga to get our blood flowing and for good circulation. we drink spicy acv and cayenne drinks. we do the taoist shakes all the time.
01-06-2011, 09:05 AM
My dad is a nartopath and he reccomends that I drink a glass of water with a teaspoon of 1/2 teaspoon of salt added each morning for my adrenal fatigue.
I had a really hard time time living in a cold climate and moved somewhere warm and feel much much better. ;)
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