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    My husband often has jolts that wake him in the night. He will fall asleep and wake again with another. Then he’s exhausted in the morning. Either this or he lays awake in the middle of the night for hours. Both appear to this amateur to be adrenaline. This started when he was getting off of Effexor three years ago and specialists can’t figure it out. He eats mostly low carb due to prediabetes (A1C lowered to 5.2 so that worked) but the sleep issues continued. I’ve been following Matt’s books (Eat for Heat, Diet Recovery 2) and am seeing improvement such as a temp that hit 98 once (yay – ate like a carb piggy yesterday and slept much better – used to be grain-free, sugar-free). I don’t know if this is what he should do. I tried having him eat pretzel m & m’s in the night a couple of times but that didn’t seem to help. Thank you.


    I have these jolts as well. They scare me awake pretty much. It usually happens when I am in a type of awake-sleep phase. I tend to get them more if I nap, but sometimes at night as well. I figured it was from a medication I am on, but that I am slowly weaning off of. I didn’t know this could be an adrenaline issue…hmmm


    I used to wake up in the nigth several times to pee or also lay awake for hours. Couple of years ago a therapist once told me i was on the verge of diabetes.
    Now,since cutting out all starches from grains,tubers,legumes etc.and living on simple sugars,goatdairy,gelatinpowder,coconut oil,some himalayan salt.
    I go to bed when im tired,immediately fall asleep and stay asleep until waking,which is after a steadt 7to8hours. I cant remember ever having such a steady sleeppattern and can only hope itll stay this way.
    But it wasnt until i took out all starches…

    Oddly yesterday i found a research claiming that insulin sensitivity was greatly restored in a testgroup of diabetics with a diet high in fruit&dairy and very low in potato&grains.
    That seems to somewhat correlate with my own experience.


    This goes completely against Matt’s research. I discovered for myself that the diet you describe does not work long term. Read his books.


    I have read all his books and yes im aware that the old diabetesbook favors starches but i think matt has changed some opinions inbetween.

    In the diabetes thread someone posted this link:

    And she has an article on gelatin(powder) and its benefits on her site. Two benefits being keeping blood sugar stable and reducing inflammation,i think bc it heals gutlining.
    I think diabetes is a condition of inflammation. When i started there sure were signs where i thougth if this is rigth,and i sometimes still do,but most of them disappeared but i found with starches especially all the grains didnt improve anything and actually brougth on some new problems.
    Im not saying people should eat this way,by all means if you find your symptoms improve with starch or whatever than stick to that. Im just trying to offer an insigth in what seemed to have cured some of my long term problems.:)
    I think the key is trying to find what led to the inflammatory stage in the first place….
    This is pure my own theory,but ive had chronic lyme for 10+ years without knowing so that has wreaked havoc on my body&organs for a long time. My therapist once said to me,that once the lyme is gone itll still take at least 2years for the body to recuperate/restore itself from all the years of damage done. Yesterday i read an article where a milk&fruit diet was described as a cleansing/detox diet….being that my current foods are somewhat inspired mostly on fruit&natural sugars,goatdairy,gelatin and some sat.fat i think i migth be doing well for now on it bc its maybe cleansing the body/lowering inflammation?

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