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neeny meeny
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I think that if you go for walks, do some strength training, and also some stretching, you will be making progress towards your goals without risking fucking your body up further and consequently your opportunity. Be gentle with yourself and listen to what your body is telling you about what it can handle right now. As Jennifer said resting and napping helps, and it takes time.

I know it is never black and white – eg. you might have adrenaline pumping and want to run around the block, when what you really need is to sleep, but you can’t sleep because the adrenaline is pumping… but try to find the middle ground, in this example it might be to go for a walk to calm down.

It sounds like you’re already making progress in identifying what kinds of foods might be stressors and what might be healing for you, but if you’re faced with the 2 meal dilema, maybe try having a bit of both? Or even meditating on it?

I also know what it’s like to be in an unhappy place and feel the desperate need to DO something about it – take action, be proactive and all that… but taking it easy might be just what you need to do. Give yourself permission to take a break and clear your head.

Regarding estrogen dominance – before I fell pregnant I had my hormone levels charted and my estrogen was actually normal, but progesterone was low. This gives the symptoms of estrogen dominance. In order to produce progesterone the body needs cholesterol. The body also uses cholesterol to produce cortisol. This is why stress reduction is so important for balancing hormones. You might be interested in: http://www.paleoforwomen.com/hpa-axis-what-is-pregnenolone-steal/

Double doses of fermented cod liver oil sorted out my progesterone issues and I fell pregnant. I understand that Matt isn’t keen on fish oils and that you can’t afford supplements, so as a suggestion, maybe loads of homemade ice-cream? That’s what I’ve been eating since I stopped taking the cod liver oil and homemade is heaps cheaper. So that’s something you can DO.

Don’t know about the salt-heart beat thing, but like I suggested before, just salt to taste – the body knows how much salt it needs.

Anyway, just some suggestions, hope they help in some way.