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April 6, 2018 at 3:23 pm in reply to: Can you turn off a stress response? #17956
Do you mean The Source, by James Michener?
There are many effective ways to deal with stress. But the most important thing is to practice stress relief daily to build resilience. You don’t have to do the same kind of stress relief all the time. Do what you enjoy, and then you are more likely to continue to do the practice.
Of course, the most common method is meditation, focusing on your breath. Realize that your mind is going to wander- and then be gentle with yourself, and bring your attention back to your breath.
I teach “cardio-contemplation” using the focus on positive feelings in the area of your heart. I also use EFT tapping. But other practices are taking a walk in nature- YOGA! (gentle) and focusing mindfully on being present. Mindful eating is a wonderful stress reliever! Try to cut back on watching the news, being attached to your phone and technology… Really enjoy and be in the moment of what you are doing.
Multi-tasking, checking your phone all the time, rushing, not giving yourself enough time… all these can be truly stressful.
The best thing is to figure out what are your stress triggers, and work on them. That’s how you build your muscles to lower your stress response.June 13, 2014 at 2:40 pm in reply to: Welcome to the Raising Metabolism Forum #16641
Mackk1 – I think you must not have read Matt’s books, blog or posts. You are not eating enough. When you don’t eat sufficient calories, your metabolism slows down- and intermittent fasting exacerbates the problem! Your weight will just return to your pre-diet level because you are sabotaging your health by not eating enough.
My suggestion: get Matt’s book- Diet Recovery 2, and read it – and follow it. STOP dieting!April 19, 2014 at 7:48 pm in reply to: Welcome to the Raising Metabolism Forum #16199
I think it would also be prudent to get your thyroid checked right away. That temperature is VERY low.
Follow Matt’s advice for recovery- eating frequently- Salt, sugar, saturated fat, and sleep. Cut back on the exercise significantly, and do some form of stress relief daily. Watch your temps to see if they improve with these changes.
I know that the body image issue can make it hard to for you to stop the exercise and start eating more- but we’re talking about you health right now. It’s up to you to take care of yourself… Good luck!March 18, 2014 at 9:10 pm in reply to: Welcome to the Raising Metabolism Forum #15956
I hope you have a good practitioner- and keep records of your present symptoms and temps so you can track your progress. If you DO have thyroid problems, stress relief is one of the most important things you can do to manage it! Good luck!March 17, 2014 at 6:06 pm in reply to: Welcome to the Raising Metabolism Forum #15945
Not being able to sleep is not good at all. What have you tried to help you?March 17, 2014 at 3:57 pm in reply to: Welcome to the Raising Metabolism Forum #15939
Kelly- If you tested for problems with your thyroid, I wouldn’t just STOP taking the meds, but lower the dose – with the advice of a good endocrinologist or knowledgeable other practitioner. Your temperatures indicate that you are having a problem- and it’s not just about weight- un-treated or under treated thyroid can have an impact on every aspect of your health. Don’t give up if your temps aren’t normal!March 17, 2014 at 1:24 pm in reply to: Welcome to the Raising Metabolism Forum #15924
Clarefaith- I would be very careful with taking the thyroid meds. You have NO idea how bad you can feel if you over-dose. You get terrible heart palpitations- your skin feels like it’s shaking from the outside to the inside, You can’t sleep. Look up symptoms of Graves Disease. I’ve been there…
Have you been able to raise your temps with food alone? If not, have you had blood tests to see if you actually have a problem with your thyroid?March 1, 2014 at 3:24 am in reply to: other symptoms? #15518
Your temps are very low. Are you eating enough of ‘the carbs & sugar? Do you see if you temps go up after eating? If it hasn’t raised your temps and since you mentioned you had low thyroid, I would encourage you to re-check your thyroid – T3-T4 Reverse T3 and free T3 – get a good doctor – and stick with it until you feel better and your temps are higher! Good luck!January 22, 2014 at 6:18 pm in reply to: Welcome to the Raising Metabolism Forum #14739
You’ve followed the eating plan to raise your metabolism, but if you are still so low, it’s time to get your thyroid tested! In fact, it’s way past time to get your thyroid tested- not just your TSH, but all tests (T4,T3, Free, and reverse tests). You need to find a good endocrinologist who considers using natural desiccated thyroid treatment.
Also, you talk about “busy” moving non-stop…. it sounds like you are also under a lot of stress, and would definitely benefit stress relief. Recent studies are showing that body temperature can be elevated from meditation.
But don’t ignore this… it’s more than your weight that’s at stake- it’s your health and well-being! Good luckJanuary 11, 2014 at 3:09 pm in reply to: Welcome to the Raising Metabolism Forum #14633
I do the salty/sweet before bed already – but I’ll try switching my afternoon dose to later (closer to bedtime) and see if that works! I appreciate your suggestion.January 10, 2014 at 2:33 pm in reply to: Welcome to the Raising Metabolism Forum #14601
My body temps are great during the day- 98.6 or higher. But no matter what I do, how much sleep, not over-exercising, I can’t get my am temps higher than 97.4 upon waking. I’m on Armour thyroid for dx’d hashimoto’s disease. Other thyroid symptoms greatly improved, but not am temps.
Any idea what’s going on?September 8, 2013 at 11:33 am in reply to: I need a pep talk #12465
Feel free to contact me (http://www.makeitsomindset.com/180-degree-strategy-session/) and I’ll send you more information about EFT as well.
Now go and smile at yourself in the mirror!September 7, 2013 at 3:30 pm in reply to: The Dreaded Plateau (also: hi) #12451
It sounds like you are doing all the right things. If you have health coverage, I encourage you to get a thyroid panel, and make sure they test for anti-bodies. You may have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. I’ve found that many women who have chronically deprived themselves of food, blamed or are ashamed of their body, may have unknowingly created this condition. I am a firm believer in Mind/Body medicine.
In the meantime, work on stress relief, such as mindful yoga, and mindful eating. Do volunteer work to help others that will make you feel good about yourself. Focus on making yourself happy! Spend time listening to calming music, and stay away from negative self-judment. I bet you’ll start feeling a difference. And if it’s doesn’t result in a change in your temps, at least you’ll feel better about yourself.
http://www.heartfelt-stress-relief.com/mindsetSeptember 7, 2013 at 2:23 pm in reply to: coeliac, auto immune disease & other 'incurable' conditions #12417
You can read allopathic medicine’s take on auto-immune disease, and they’ll tell you it’s incurable. However, there are people who do recover; but I think everyone has their own individual path. People learn how to mobilize the Placebo Effect. Other people find that their subconscious conditioning from childhood (could have been the result of abuse, neglect, humiliation) has a long-term effect on their present day health, and that needs to be addressed before any healing is possible.
Stress relief, and learning to release those negative emotions, IMO, and in recent research, are shown to be the first necessary step to recovery. Energy Psychology tools (including EFT, EMDR and others) have been very effective, and short term interventions.
You can find out more here: http://www.heartfelt-stress-relief.com/message-from-symptoms
September 7, 2013 at 2:10 pm in reply to: Thyroid antibodies #12416
- This reply was modified 9 years, 9 months ago by Lianda.
Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune disease where your body is attacking your thyroid gland. It’s not just about getting your improvement in your T4-T3; that’s just how the system works when it’s functioning. But it won’t stop your body from attacking your thyroid gland.
There are no definitive answers about how to cure autoimmune diseases. However, being a Mind/Emotion/Body guide, I would encourage you to consider whether an belief in your mind, perhaps from childhood on, has made you feel like your body is “the enemy”. (this can be the result of abuse, trauma, or neglect).
Many prominent writers, such as Louise Hay, Carolyn Myss, and others help you to delve into those hidden, and not so attitudes.
I use EFT meridian tapping to help release those subconscious thoughts and feelings. Here’s where you can find out more information:http://www.heartfelt-stress-relief.com/EFT