Juice Fasting: Day 4, and Poor conversion of Thyroxine to T3

I am investigating my adrenal and thyroids. The adrenal crash, I think that’s what it was, remains. I am cold, tired and lacking in energy. Everything is a bit of a struggle. My temps are still low which indicates thyroid fatigue. The temps are also unstable which means adrenals buggered up too.

As everyone knows, adrenals get treated first when it comes to adrenal and thyroid glands. I had my Adrenal Cortex Extract (ACE) muscle tested by a professional muscle tester ten days ago. Showed fine, showed I needed it. So I started low, just 50mg’s of ACE to support my adrenals. That’s a really low dosage, but within five days my blood pressure shot up to ‘bananas’ levels: 156/84. I awoke in the middle of the night to a hammering heartbeat that did not go away. Sleep was impossible. This is the same issue I had a year ago when I had the major heart crisis. It was horrid, but I immediately stopped the ACE and things calmed down within a couple of days. Thank goodness I only took 50mgs ACE. I then upped my Mutka Vata intake to the max, 4 caps a day and that helped calm my heart down. This is the stuff that’s GREAT for calming and healing the heart. I can highly recommend it for heart issues.

I then went back to the muscle tester lady and explained what had happened. She retested the ACE and my body still liked it, which is extremely odd as the racing heart was unpleasant to put it mildly.

What does that mean?
It means muscle testing is a guide; and I need to constantly remember that.
It also means something is broken and I need to figure out what.

Muscle tester lady did more testing and said it looks like I am ‘high in thyroxine (T4)’, and ‘low in T3’. Which means I have a poor conversion of thyroxine to T3. T3 is what the body actually uses and it needs to be converted to T3. I then got out ‘Amalgam Illness’ by Andy Cutler and had a good read. He said this exact issue is common in mercury toxic people.

So now I need to investigate this fully. This is exactly the same as what happened last year and it’s a serious bloody problem. I can’t take adrenal supplements and thyroid supplements don’t help either, even though I show adrenal and thyroid fatigue. Both, likely, I think, flip me to hyper, ie to too many hormones. Seems I am low and high in adrenal and thyroid reserves, but I am unable to treat them in the ways that I know about: ACE for adrenals, thyroid glandular’s for the Thyroid glands. Odd. I don’t even know if this has an official name or something. If anyone knows….do email me.

And I need a real and serious diagnosis on this one. Muscle testing got it wrong this time, so I think I need to search out an adrenal and thyroid specialist, again. Dr Peatfield will be the first port of call, if he hasn’t retired yet. No doubt his next appointment available will be 6-8 weeks minimum. And I need to somehow get all my thyroid lab tests done too. Not sure how I’m gonna do that yet.

Anyway…specialists are needed. I need a diagnosis. Serious, if anyone knows what this is called, please let me know: ‘High in thyroxine (T4)’, and ‘Low in T3’: Poor conversion rate.

Muscle tester lady said I badly needed selenium and that this will help with the conversion. I took 200mcg yesterday…and everything was cool. Lets see what selenium does to me. With my hand on my heart, I can’t believe that simple selenium will solve this major problem…..but I will be overjoyed if it does!!! LOL. Certainly worth a shot.

I researched Selenium and it seems pretty cool stuff. Cutler is ok with it too, as long and it’s not taken at too higher doses. If anyone’s interested in selenium, these make very interesting reading:


juice_fastNext: I am currently on day four of a juice fast: veggies and some fruit. Powerful stuff juice fasting and something is detoxing in me…and I know about it! Not sure what part of me is detoxing, but I am a little itchy, jittery, have a furry mouth, have the $hits along with blood sugar issues that make me have lots of juices. All signals of major detox action. Water and herbal tea intake is very high to keep the hassle at bay. I will do one or two more days. I have a big lunch on Wednesday with work and I need to be back on the grub, or at least semi solids! And it’s bank holiday weekend coming up and my parents are over.

At this moment I am drinking fennel tea, which is supposed to suppress the appetite. It’s not really working!!! I have a list of the foods I’m gonna eat when I break my fast.

1) Mulligatawny soup: home-made Jaime Oliver style. Not sure why, but I crave it.

2) A raclette. Melted Swiss cheese over potatoes. You know I just love cheese!!

3) I fancy a decent curry too. I found a great one on Shaftesbury Avenue three weeks ago. Seriously one of the best (regular) curries I have ever had, and I’ve eaten a lot of curries!

4) Eat some of my homemade chocolate: Food of the gods that stuff!

5) Have a meal at Jamie Oliver’s restaurant. He makes great zingy food and that’s just what I need. There is one in St Alban’s which is close.

When I get the hunger pangs … I add to my list and imagine how much I’m gonna enjoy it!

Anyway, that’s about all for now, take care everyone.

Juice Fasting!

juice_fastI managed four days of juice fasting in the end. The only thing that entered my temple was freshly juiced veggies, along with a little juiced fruit to take the edge off the intense veggieness! I also included juiced ginger in most of them too, along with lashings of lemon or lime juice. It’s a lovely detox. Fasting pauses the body’s digestive system and the body goes into detox-mode. Boom! My idea of fun!

Last year I was too sick to juice fast. I tried but side-effects were way too wild even for tough-old-me to endure. So this was a test to see if I could handle it now.

After all the different sets of herbs I’d done last year, I was hopeful that now I had detoxed enough and would be able to handle it. First few days are the toughest! Here we go!

Day 1 was fine. I was well prepared and just kept in having juices whenever I started feeling those hunger pangs start banging away.

Day 2 was difficult. I was perpetually hungry, even with drinking juice every couple of hours. The evening I was grumpy and miserable as life got difficult all over again. It was not fun at all and I wondered if I’d make it to the next day. But all this hassle is normal at the beginning when fasting, so I just kept my herbal tea, water and juice intake high and weathered the storm like a pro.

Day 3 I awoke fresh and alive! Monday morning at the office and everything was cool. All the nastiness from day 2 forgotten and I felt buzzy and full of energy. Ok, not full up, but more energy that usual. I jogged up the stairs at the station: always a good sign, LOL. There is a juice bar near my office, so I got two large fresh veggie juices and that carried me through the day.

Day 4 was also a doddle. Well into the groove when fasting is easy peasy. Strange eh? After all those hassles on the second day, and now it was just plain sailing. Funny how you get in the groove so quickly. I really did feel quite good.

I wanted to continue into day 5, 6 and 7, but I have things on in the office and at home this week and next, so this was just a little teaser to see how I handled fasting. I broke the fast on day 5. It is VERY important to do this correctly. Calm, controlled and slowwwww is the only way. Pizza is not an option! So day 5 and 6 I made the transition from straight juice to soups, smoothies and a very small about of fruit and veggies. Half an apple. A quarter of a celery stick. Tasted heavenly after 4 days of no food. Stomach shrinks too, so you don’t need to eat so much. Day 7 I moved back to my normal diet and considered myself done for now.

A week well spent! And importantly I was happy. Happy that I could fast. Last year I could not. This year I can. Progress has been made!

Oh, opps, almost forgot. I have also added aloe vera into the mix: during the fast and I continue to take it afterwards too. Drinking the stuff! I have started on a low dose as per instructions and am moving up slowly to a higher dose. Not much to report on that yet, expect if I push the dose up too high, from 10ml to 20ml per dose, then I get major pain between the shoulder blades; that’s a gallbladder signal. A good signal because liver and gallbladder are the focus of my attention. Time will tell what happens with the aloe vera experiment. I have ordered a great big book about it and will read that next. I like to get educated and I must admit I don’t know much about aloe vera: yet!

Fasting is a turbo-detox and just my style. It is full on fun and a sure-fire way to better health. Now that I know I can fast, I will plan out a longer more serious fast in the future. My record is 10 days. That’s pretty hardcore for me. Fasting is not so easy because I am a skinny chap. The last thing I need is to lose weight. So when my weight goes down too low, that’s kinda my signal to stop the fast. This four day fast saw me lose 2kg. I will not fast again until I have regained that lost weight. It usually takes two weeks to return. Which should be perfect. I restart the Humaworm kidney herbs on Monday for another two weeks of liver detoxing. Will do them for two weeks, then I do a longer fast then. That’s the plan anyway.

Tonight I am out celebrating: It is my wife and I’s 25 year anniversary together. We started going out 25 years ago when we were 18 years old. I am kinda proud of that. 25 years together:-) I am a lucky chap:-)

That’s all folks!
Take care everyone,

Humaworm Liver Herbs – Round 1 finished + Juice Fast

london-snowHello from snowy London.

Ok, 19 days into 2013 and I have completed the first in a series of 2-week herbal liver cleanses from Humaworm. Instructions are two weeks on, two weeks off. I am now in the two-week off zone.

The first week on the herbs was intense and jittery with side-effects kicking in pretty hard. I had to buckle down and cling on for dear life. It was pretty rough, but manageable. I still worked normal days in the office. When things got too much I did drop the dosage down to half and things calmed down to more manageable levels again.

The second week was plain sailing, I could feel the herbs doing their job, but it was much less intense and I did not have to reduce the dose at all. The hard work was done in the first week and by the second week I was in the groove: liver detoxing! Nice!

My nose has cleared a little, maybe 60pct better than it was. I have kinda semi-permanent blocked sinus’s & nose. The herbs freed them up and I can breathe more easily. That’s cool, although they are not totally free, but freer than they were. My sense of taste has improved too. Nausea has reduced right down and the grippy hand thing has retreated.

That’s all good news, but I must admit to being a little disappointed now the herbs are finish. I guess I hoped this batch would make a massive difference. But now that I have stopped, I don’t feel massively better. I feel a little better, but it is plainly obvious I have just scratched the surface here on detoxing my liver and gallbladder. They obviously remain severely congested. Muscle testing confirms that. My symptoms confirm that. Now that I have stopped the herbs my BM’s are slowly reverting to a light tan colour: a sure sign that things are clogging up again: a sure sign that the herbs really helped, but also a sure sign that their job is not complete.

So yeah, kinda disappointed. I have been working for 8-9 months to be in a position to even attempt to clean my liver, and now I am able, and was actually strong enough to endure the herbs…I really wanted them to ‘sort everything out’ in one fall swoop! Ho hum.

I did understand the herbs were unlikely to solve everything overnight, but would have been nice if they had made a proper big difference. I guess it’s a bit like buying a lottery ticket and dreaming of all the cool and wonderful things you are gonna do when you win £26 million quid – buy a new Porsche, jack the job, move to the beach – and then to be disappointed when you discover you won jack $hit. That kind of disappointment. I knew deep down it would take longer, but it would have been nice in any case.

But this is reality. This is the real world and it takes time to detox. I have been sick for a long time, and however much I wish or want instant miracle cures, I have to be, we have to be, realistic. It took a long time to get sick, and it will take time to detox enough to be better. Not very long, much much less time than it took to get sick, but 2 weeks liver herbs is a bit optimistic!

I’m just a bit grumpy tonight: I have got cool benefits from doing the herbs already and I look forward to more of the same when I do the next round.

Yes, it just takes time. That’s all. Time. Two weeks is not enough time to completely detox my liver. I got loads of signs and signals that my liver is greatly congested, but it will take longer than 14 days. And that’s what I will do. I will continue with the liver cleansing tactics. I have done my first set of two week liver herbs. I will pause for two weeks as per instructions, and then I will do some more liver herbs: I am racked up and loaded and ready to roll: I have two more Humaworm liver herbs stored in the freezer.

When I say pause, I don’t actually mean pause pause. I mean; I will pause the liver herbs and think of something else to do in the meantime, LOL.

And I had been scratching my head all week, wondering what I could do in these fallow two weeks in-between liver herbs. I don’t like doing nothing. Even two weeks seems way too long to sit around picking my arse. One of chaps in the office started a 9 day aloe vera fast. And this morning I thought, “Yeah, why not, good idea”. Never done a aloe vera fast.

So I started a juice fast today. Bought some aloe vera down the local health freak shop. And here we are: day 1 of the juice fast with added aloe vera. Nice. Everything is going fine so far. I am majoring on veggies, and minimising fruit. Fruit just takes the edge off the mega green veggie taste.

Not sure how long I will do the juice fast. Last time I did it, I only managed 3 days and it was horrendous. Horrendous in a horrid-that-does-NOT-agree way. But that was a year ago when I was having the major heart issue. I will try for minimum 2 days and see how it goes. If I can do 4 days that would be excellent. 5 days would be wild:-)

That’s the plan, and I like a good plan Batman!

That’s all folk’s!