Are Your Adrenals Happy?

I posted this on the weight vest site and then decided to post it here as well. It is titled differently because google has rules about duplicate content but there is nothing new.

It came to me in meditation this morning that my adrenals have been stressed since I was a kid. I had an incident of abandonment when I was four years old. I was rushed to hospital with kidney malfunction and kept there for 2 months. My mother was allowed to visit for an hour a week and my father didn’t come at all because that hour was at work time. And, of course, there was no explanation given at all for any of this. I thought they’d given me away because a new baby had arrived recently. The hospital was run like an army boot camp, the nurses were not allowed to touch me or play with me as I got better and it was like being in jail.

I’ve known for ages that experience was the root of much of my odd way of looking at the world and I’ve done all kinds of therapy on it. But this morning I saw clearly that if anyone had known anything about adrenals back then it could have changed my life. So I had a chat with my adrenals this morning and promised to treat them better and I thought some of you might like to do the same.269556-20418-43

Our adrenals are the two glands that sit on top of our kidneys. They secrete all kinds of hormones that we need to stay balanced, the most important being cortisol. When we are in a stressful situation our adrenals pump out cortisol, the fight or flight hormone, and it gives us a jolt of power. In the usual example of a bear coming closer, we would have the sudden energy to climb a tree, run like heck or pick up a big branch and whack him with it.

So, nowadays, our lives are stressed all the time from the crazy way we live in this culture; traffic, jobs, relationships, finances, responsibilities we wish we didn’t have but can’t get out of, etc. etc. So instead of running to a safe place and settling back into peace, we are always on minor red alert. This destroys the adrenals. I don’t know many women whose adrenals are in great shape actually.

I think adrenal malfunction is one of the first things to set you on the downhill spiral. The thyroid generally goes next, and so on and on, until you become someone you wouldn’t have recognized a few years ago.

I have known for ages what makes my adrenals happy, but haven’t always been able to give them the priority they deserve. So when they are unhappy, I get crabby, when I’m crabby, more bad stuff happens because of my negative energy field. Then I’m even less likely to settle down into a peaceful state that would make them feel happier.

Now my new mantra is – When my adrenals are happy, I’m happy! I am more the joyful, caring person I came into this body to be.

So we had a chat this morning.

I’m really coming to believe that our bodies are like a village, every part of it has it’s own patterns and it’s own agenda and we all have to get along. I apologized from my deepest heart for the abuse I’ve heaped on my adrenals all these years. I sent them huge love and appreciation for allowing me to awaken as much as I have. I told them that now I have a deep connection with Source, (God) my feeling of being alone in the world has dissipated most of the time. And I promised to keep them in my awareness when stuff comes up and deal with it in a way that doesn’t stress them out too much. For instance, if I get mad at something during my day I just release it to Source and bless the person who annoyed me. The adrenals loved that!!

So I realize that to some of you I sound like a complete nut case. But I think that our adrenal health is very connected with our bones and we can do all the right things to improve our bone density but if our adrenals are on red alert all day our whole body suffers and stops growing and starts concentrating on just maintaining the vital organs. Bones are not vital organs to the body so they get put on the back burner.

Adrenal health is also directly connected with sleep – and if we don’t sleep well everything in the body and mind goes downhill.

I won’t bore you with all the things happy adrenals will do for you. I’m sure most of you know all that already. So my main contribution here is to let you know that you can talk to your body parts (your village) and appreciate them and give them love instead of blaming them for your sad or fearful or mad day or even life.

 

Do We Have Trapped Emotions in Our Bodies?

In my constant quest for effective tools of healing, I came across The Emotion Code recently. The premise of the program is that we store trapped emotions in our bodies that affect our lives in various nefarious ways. So anything we were not equipped to deal with at the time, from the womb forward, creates a ball of energy and lodges in whatever spot in your body it chooses. It may choose a spot because there is some weakness in it already but there is no logic to it, abandonment could be stored in your big toe and anger in your elbow.

That definitely resonated with me because I’ve done almost every kind of healing work there is and yet there are still some automatic reactions embedded in my system that just drive me nuts. I catch myself saying, “Are you not over that YET for Heaven’s sake!!!!!”

So the interesting part about Dr Bradley Nelson’s system is that you can clear these old things very easily by yourself. Anyone who is interested can get a free ebook and the flow charts for doing it yourself here.  I told one lovely customer about it right after I found it and she hit paydirt with the first thing she cleared. Amazing!

I highly recommend that you give it a try if you are open to an adventure. I myself, of course, overdid it at first and got a processing reaction from trying to deal with too much too fast. But after a very emotional two weeks I am settling down again now. It heals physical pain as well as emotional blocks.

Dr Brad has many videos on youtube that show amazing healing taking place so I am going to try it out on some innocent bystanders this week. I really would love to be able to heal a twenty year old pain for someone in ten minutes by releasing two or three trapped emotions! He makes it look like a piece of cake!

Oh! and it gets better! You can release these things from your ancestors as well. There are a lot of healers talking about healing the ancestors lately. It seems to be the latest hot thing. When I first encountered it I thought, ‘Why would you worry about your ancestors, they are out dancing in their light bodies in the Solar Winds – which is what I’m going to be doing when I’m dead?’ But apparently in some portion of their reality they feel badly that they stuck a long line of descendents with their pain. Dr Brad says they often show up at the healing sessions and then disappear when it’s healed.

Another interesting thing is that, although this seems very Woowoo, it seems to attract very normal mainstream people. Perhaps because Dr Brad got it directly from prayer. So I’m intrigued. So intrigued I bought the Body Code as well which was a sizable investment but heals more stuff. Now I really hope it does work. I will keep you posted.

I also have to report that my auto-immune diet did work. Four months down the road my leaky gut is healed and I am starting to add certain things back into my diet slowly so that I can eat a larger variety of food again and gain a few pounds back. I don’t think I will ever go back to dairy, sugar, grains or processed foods. The more I looked into it the more dangerous most processed foods looked. Just read the labels and you’ll see what I mean! So, excepting for very special social occasions, I think I’ve kicked that habit. I actually like cooking my own fresh food every day; I feel like a pioneer woman.

The functional doctor who was having all the testing done was very business and money oriented so I won’t be going back to him. Food sensitivities are spreading so fast that it is the next money-making trend in health. He also wanted me to get off my thyroid meds and my bio-identicals. I tried that and I got slower and slower, my energy was slipping down the drain. The worst symptom was forgetting how to spell! That was going too far, so I started back on both thyroid meds and bio-identicals a couple of weeks ago and now I’m already perking up again. You have to take what your body needs – and I don’t consider these particular medications drugs, I consider them replacements for things my body no longer makes.

I wish you all a peaceful and joyful rest of the Summer.

Pam

Got My Tests Back

I went back to the functional doctor for the results of my tests this week. It was good news really. I did have antibodies to most of my body tissues, but at a very low level. My pancreas is about kaput, putting out little or no insulin, but I knew that.

My thyroid test was unclear because of the thyroid meds I take but I have halved them since I found out they were not good for me overall so in a few weeks I will test that again. The 4 stage saliva test of my adrenals was in the normal range. But my levels of all of the sex hormones was off the charts high. I have been taking bio-identicals for about ten years and obviously too much. So I stopped using the cream and we will test every few months to check the levels. Then my vitamin D was low to mid-range so I must be having trouble absorbing the D3 caplets. I’ll get back to spending more time in the sun, then I’ll get the very best kind of Vitamin D as nature intended 😉

I won’t get the results of the food sensitivity test for a couple more weeks but I’m on the strict diet and feeling better every day.

So, overall, I feel lucky to have had the tests. I will stay on the diet so I can prevent any more auto-immune diseases from taking over my body. I’m doing so much better on the diet anyway and I have eroded my resistance (with tapping) to eating meat at every meal. I even added liver for breakfast. If you’d told me that 2 months ago I would have laughed and thought you were crazy ;-).

And I have had a huge AHA! about osteoporosis. Apparently the link between bone loss and gluten sensitivity is that some of the villi in the intestines are specifically designed to absorb calcium and other minerals, and gluten sensitivity wears down the villi to little nubs so they can’t do their job. So you can take huge doses of calcium until the cows come home and it will just get deposited into bone spurs and joints because the body doesn’t know what to do with it.

I had been trying to find the connection between diet and bone loss for a long time. I know it has a lot to do with our pH, but it has increased so fast and in younger and younger women all the time, so I knew there was another piece to the puzzle. Truly the diet most people are eating now is killing us in ugly ways. There are way more poisons and toxins to be found in processed food than real nutrition. I won’t even get started on that in this post 😉

If anyone has already got auto-immune diseases and wants to stop getting any more these are the most important tests. I might have missed some because they didn’t apply to me. But the tests and the functional doctor are very expensive and most don’t take insurance so you could just get started with the most complete book on the diet, The Paleo Approach, Reverse Auto-Immune Disease and Heal Your Body, by Sarah Ballantyne. I highly recommend it.

So, good luck with that journey if you choose to take it. And now I will get off the topic of auto-immune diseases for a while and let you know how I’m doing with it in a few months.

May everything you put in your mouth serve your highest good,

Pam

The Effect of Gluten and Dairy on the Brain

I just found out about a new book, “Why Isn’t My Brain Working” by Dr Datis Kharrazian. I downloaded it and it is really mind-blowing! He is a researcher, clinician and chiropractor and he has done studies that prove wheat, dairy and other grains can attack the cells of the brain leading to an auto-immune disease and degeneration of brain cells. It has long been known that allergens can attack your intestinal system and cause all kinds of havoc but the brain connection was not firmly established before.

The symptoms are classical, everything your regular doctor calls ‘getting older’-
depression, fatigue, lack of motivation, poor sleep, poor impulse control, stomach problems, bad pms, headaches, etc. etc.

I am really fond of my brain and I watched my mum’s brain go in the last years of her life. It was very painful to watch and I definitely don’t want to go there. PLUS I have noticed some signs of problems already. I forget words that I know quite well for one thing. That’s one of the early signs. He has case histories that are amazing and show that the brain is capable of recovery from very severe damage. You mostly need to go on an anti-allergy diet and I’ve done that before and felt really good on it – BUT, it’s difficult. I went off it after a year from pure boredom and also a resurgence of bread and sugar addictions after a visit with my family.

Family can be your worst enemies when it comes to diet change, even if they see all the improvements in you they still say, “Oh, just one won’t hurt,” dadadada. Basically it is either too much trouble for them or it makes them feel bad about their own crazy eating patterns.

So I’ve finished the book now and I’m really impressed. Actually, anyone who is having brain problems is not going to be able to get through it. There is so much chemical information about what is going on in your body and your brain. It is fascinating.

What convinced me to go and see a practitioner is that I have had low blood pressure my whole life and every doctor I’ve asked about it has said, “Don’t worry, no problem.”
Well, that didn’t make sense to me. Finally this book says it is very bad for your brain to have low blood pressure all the time so I’m adding salt to everything and taking licorice root powder to bring it up.

I will go to Dr Flannery, who is not far away and who lectures for Dr Kharrazian and keep you posted on my experience. I am already back on the strict anti-allergy diet that cuts out ALL allergens, not just dairy and wheat. It’s much more work but I’m getting into it and feeling more energetic already.