I would love some encouragement. I have adrenal fatigue, so I have to be pretty careful what I send my energy on, because I have VERY little of it to start with.
So will the extra effort of doing 80-10-10 (buying fruit, resisting temptation to eat other things, tracking calories) pay off?
I also have very frequent migraines and headaches, as well as damaged stomach lining from headache medications.
Can 80-10-10 help these things?
Has anyone cured chronic migraine/headaches with this lifestyle?
I've had a headache for 4 days not that just won't go away.
I am getting tested to see if I have a PFO (a defect in the septum (wall) between the two upper (atrial) chambers of the heart) that is causing migraines in February.
If you are worried about lacking the willpower to do this lifestyle, there are actually studies that prove willpower might be related to energy levels on one hand but on the other it also increases if you believe you have a lot of it. So as long as you trust your own willpower to be strong enough you will also have sufficient energy to make conscious decisions. I read about that in a psychology magazine but I believe it to be true :D
I've seen a few threads here with things people healed on this lifestyle and I think migraines were named quite often, maybe search for it.
Thanks so much!
Yeah, I did a search on here, I couldn't find much on the topic. If anyone wants to paste me a link of someone curing migraines/headaches with 811 I'd appreciate it.
Thanks so much for the encouragement!!!!!! I really appreciate you taking the time to respond :-)
My energy shot up in a hurry on this. Now I stay busy all the time instead of sitting around feeling tired.
If you have adrenal fatigue it might take you longer to recover, but I would think it's well worth a try.
I had migraines for years that disappeared completely when I found out I have Celiac's and gave up all gluten. If you look at the list of things that can cause migraines MANY of them are avoidable. If you clean up your diet you might see a big improvement.
oh, interesting! How did you find out? Did you get tested for it?
I'm also gluten sensitive. I found my trigger foods by keeping a food diary. Most food reactions happen shortly after eating the food so usually you won't have to keep each food list any longer then it takes you to get to the next meal (or two meals if your meals are close together). I found mono meals (only one type of food for the meal) to be very helpful in finding my trigger foods. Good luck.
Mine didn't work this way. After the stress of moving to a foreign country, my body just broke down. I had been getting gradually sicker for 16 years (since first hospitalization for mystery problems), but it became acute.
I'd had severe diarrhea for 6 weeks and was about to be hospitalized, when a pharmacist recommended a strict elimination diet. I ate nothing but rice for 3 days, then added one food at a time, one per day. It became pretty obvious. I haven't been tested here because the healthcare is too risky (it requires an intestinal biopsy), but if I eat gluten now I immediately get really sick.
However - before I was gluten free (and it takes around a month to be totally g-free) I didn't get immediate symptoms. I couldn't make the connection.
I just mentioned the diet connection to give you some hope. For you it might be cheese, or who knows what. 80-10-10 will remove a lot of these potential problem foods, but perhaps not all of them. A food intolerance test might help you.
It appears that the symptom reaction time after eating gluten for someone who is sensitive to gluten is indeed different for each person. My reaction time is usually less then two hours but I just read some posts on another forum about the varying reaction time for different people. Here's the link:
I have an over overactive adrenal gland and eating like this way definitely helps me! I have more energy than I ever do eating cooked foods.
So is it worth the extra effort? To me, absolutely. I'd rather put the effort in eating this way than feeling tired all of the time.