8 Whole-foods That Might Help Alleviate Pains and aches



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But we also know exercise can sometimes lead to various aches and pains. From insomnia to inflammation to constipation, many ailments can be alleviated by whole foods. Here, experts provide their food recommendations to help you alleviate some of the discomfort.

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Eat salmon. The right foods can ease your aches: Recent research suggests that some pack as much pain-fighting power as common pain medications like ibuprofen. And with mounting evidence that some pain-relief medicines may actually be.

Loaded with anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, salmon makes just about all of the “good for you” lists. It’s considered heart-healthy and may relieve joint tenderness if you have rheumatoid. Blueberries, salmon and kale are just a few of the foods that help ease arthritis pain and lower your inflammation. Changing your diet can help fight arthritis.

It has been estimated that over. Foods high in the amino acid tryptophan may lower pain sensitivity just one hour after eating. Other foods with high levels of tryptophan include hazelnuts, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, turkey, dairy products, soy, seafood, whole grains, rice, beans, and lentils. But help may come in the form of a bug—billions of bugs, actually.

Several bacterial strains that are often in yogurt (especially B. infantis and L. acidophilus ) reduce pain. Medication tends to reduce muscle pain, fatigue, and other symptoms of the chronic condition by just 30% to 50%. As a result, many patients turn to diet and lifestyle changes for added relief.

Learning which foods to avoid is a good place to start, since fibro patients often have food sensitivities that may not show up in food allergy tests. In. Instead of reaching for an anti-inflammatory medication, here are five soothing foods that may reduce inflammation and make your pain more manageable.

Share on Pinterest 1. The Best Foods to Help Relieve Your Joint Pain. You may already be taking medicines — either prescription or over-the-counter — to relieve morning stiffness, inflammation and pain.

Countless foods, especially vegetables and fruit, are full of anti-inflammatory properties, which work to hit the sweet spot and reduce swelling. This, in turn, will help reduce your back pain, or.

List of related literature:

Chlorella: Clinical evidence indicates that chlorella may reduce the tenderness associated with fibromyalgia.

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Eating foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and the fiber from fruits, vegetables, and whole grains helps fight inflammation and bring the immune system back into balance.

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Some studies have found that avoiding dairy products improves fibromyalgia symptoms.!

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Broccoli, grapes, fish oil, ginger, green tea and tomatoes were found to reduce inflammation and pain [111].

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Anti-inflammatory foods consist of fruits and vegetables, tea, coffee, whole-grain bread and breakfast cereal, avocado, olive oil and canola oil, nuts, chocolate, and moderate amounts of red wine and beer.

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Research also suggests that blueberries may boost brain health, ginger can ease aches and pains, and cocoa powder can help with blood pressure.

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To help squash inflammatory pain, go for more foods rich in omega-3, like walnuts, salmon, omega-3–enriched eggs, and flaxseeds.

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Some convenient anti-inflammatory foods include:

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Additionally, the foods bearing the health claims must contain 10% or more of the DV for one or more of the six nutrients (vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium, protein, or fiber) without fortification.

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By consuming foods that are rich in omega-3—cold-water fish, leafy vegetables, macadamia nuts and walnuts, eggs enriched with omega-3, and liver—you can lower this ratio and reduce your inflammation risk.

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  • I honestly don’t believe most of these are really effective in relieving back pain. I have taken tons and tons and tons of these foods with the hope of just having at least 10% relief of my back pain. The only one that really gave me like 8% relieve was coffee. I’ve also tried thousands of natural medicine over the years and no,no,no,no single natural medicine helps for my back pain. Most of the so-called natural pain medicine is a myth and money-making nonsense. Pharmaceutical pain medicine on the other hand is bad for the liver, heart skin, brain and kidneys. It also makes you constantly tired. A doctor has even prescribed morphine drops. The morphine hasn’t even done a thing except making me extremely tired!!! So on the end of the day I have to make peace with the fact that I will forever suffer.���� Having said that I will always try to eat healthy and avoid sugar salt and anything unhealthy. PS I’ve been struggling with extreme back pain for the last 13 years.

  • Dat Avocado!  Huuuuge! LOL  Where in Canada did you purchase that from?  The 5-packs around here contain less avocado compared to your one! 

  • My endocrinologist didn’t break down what to do just eat healthy and take a weight loss pill ��. This is really helpful to keep it off. I gained back a lot of what I lost, so disappointing.

  • Um all i eat are whole healthy un processed food but i still get bloated after every meal no matter what i eat. + i exercise regularly and drink tea but still bloated every day after breakfast.

  • Even without muscle cramps, or barring what JustOneAsbesto (comment below) said is sometimes the case with these nutrients… I believe these foods are always good to have enough of regularly. Potassium is especially good for heart health. As vegans we get to eat such a great variety of tasty nutritious foods… so many things I didn’t appreciate and never ate long ago. Thanks again for a great informative video:)

  • Lots of plants have inbuilt poisons or antagonists to deter creatures from eating them. Vegetarianism is not necessarily your answer. Some people flourish when they use the “carnivore diet”. I want the amazing beneficial elements in free range, organic meat and vegetables.

  • Am i the the only one who feels like even my face my legs and my arms got larger when im bloated like i literally feel so shitty after eating a great amout of food

  • Hi, MJ. I was wondering what you think about carb cycling for AF? I hear a lot about how Dr. Christensen discusses it in his book on the AF diet.

  • Can you comment if your menstral cycle affected these diet guidelines? Was it easy, harder, no difference to stick to your eating schedule or bland foods?

  • Is it normal to feel a come down or cloudiness in the brain when you have adrenal fatigue? On most days I feel fine but when I get stressed out I begin to feel like something is wrong with my mind.. is that normal?

  • Hmmm.. I am now thinking I had adrenal fatigue for over a year. I was sleeping like over 12 hours a night then still waking up exhausted. I went to the doctor and they took blood for a couple of tests but said things came back normal. And now with this quarintine stuff I have been eating bland eggs black beans rice greens like 2 to 3 times a day for the past 6 weeks and I am doing better and better.

  • For everyone wondering why their belly is still bloated… As nutritionist I’m going to tell you that paying attention to how many times you chewed your food cause if you don’t chew it enough food cannot digest in your stomach so it takes a lot of time to process, when you are eating vegetables and u drink water afterwards u will get bloated. Drink warm water, after lunch don’t rest walk around cause it helps process food faster. If bloating doesn’t stop u should pay a visit to the doctor. If you think that there is something wrong with u pay attention at how many times u go to toilet and do numbers 2 and if it hurts.

  • I’m only 14 and many things get me bloated as well. Even doing intense exercise gets me bloated. I can still drink water without getting bloated but if I drink too much at a time, well I’m guessing you know what happens. A doctor recommended me to try the Low FODMAP. It seems to work but I’m missing out on many foods that I actually like ��

  • I looks quite a bit of weight recently so I was happy with my body then I had pasta and I looked like how I did before ahhh when I was bigger I would hardly ever bloats and when I did it was not as extrem

  • Heartily thk u very much for your precious information… I’m just 23 I suffer from back pain then and then.. from now I ll follow ur suggestion…

  • Very important; a huge reason if the the biggest reason I got adrenal crashes was and still is, from protein deficiency.

    If you are protein deficient, nothing will help until you get enough protein. Make your protein the largest portion on your plate at first, then after your body starts feeling better you wont need as big a proportion.

    It took decades for ne to realize that I was protein deficient and that was the reason for the worst of my symptoms.

  • Thank you for this information, and the concise slides. I am wondering if using pure powdered inulin (made from blue agave plant) in place of artificial sweeteners is acceptable?

  • I have SIBO and IBS, so I’m no stranger to bloating. I’ve found that the probiotics in kefir work really well for me, and I make my own sauerkraut and love drinking the juice. Also, I steer clear of raw vegetables, as they tend to irritate the gut, and instead lightly steam them to make them more digestible. Nuts are great, but I find soaking them first helps make them more gut friendly as well. By the way, SIBO is something that often goes undiagnosed. I had never heard of it until I started seeing a functional medicine practitioner. Unfortunately, it’s one of the many modern maladies that is not well understood in terms of its cause. But it can be managed quite successfully. I’m doing much better now than I was 5 years ago. Wishing good health to all.

  • you have to do whats best for your body BUT without those healthy oils you will lose the lubrication for your joints. you have to have healthy fats for also brain function. your brain is made of up fat and without that you will get sick also.

  • I have eaten dairy my whole life, quit a lot actually, and never had any problems with bloating, even as a teenager. Even with bread and pasta, or fried food, my stomach would be full, but a little later i5 would go right back down to flat. I’m 17 now, and I randomly started bloating. The only change in my diet is that I’ve been not eating meat hardly at all. And honestly, I probably just get random buts of protein from whatever I eat on a given day. So maybe lack of protein has something to do with it?

  • Very convincing evidence of the value of the right diet as opposed to a bad diet. Excellent delivery, easy to listen to.
    I will be sending my friends in pain to this site.
    I have fibromyalgia and have made most of these changes and am finally feeling so much better and much healthier overall. You are the doctor of the future. So glad there are a few of you out there that are actually trying to make people better instead of just salving over the pain. It is so logical that good nutrition is an absolute necessity for good health yet is so overlooked by the “healthcare” people.

  • Isn’t it funny when you see all the small things that you have to do to heal something and you start thinking….I’m not so bad after all the positive reaction has already started right there ❤ thanks so much that’s really good advice and certainly will stay with me for some great ideas for good eating habits you actually aproach this in a way that is easy to maintain on a daily basis thanks hi from Australia. Cheers. Tony

  • Poeple are like water is so good for u drink like 8 glass of water but doing that daily keeps me looking pregnant how do i stay hydrated and not bloat

  • The problem is with sleep, I have insomnia. It is almost impossible to get the rest I need. And since I have Lyme also, I get palpitations when I go into a deep REM dream sleep. It pulls me out of it without fail. So, I can lay down and just rest, but I get very little sleep, which I know I need, and I don’t know who to fix that.

  • Let me guess, you came down here to the comments section to find out if these tips work or not but all you found was ppl complaining about bloating and how they look pregnant and all. But don’t worry, this comment is different and I got you covered, first off let me tell you that these tips work and I say that from experience, no seriously they do, I have watched tons of videos on how to avoid bloating, but none of them really worked, but this one is different and trust me when I say this, Holly ma’am has the best tips and they never fail to work, and you should seriously consider these tips because while other youtube channels just find their tips from science articles and get tons of views, they don’t usually work (this isn’t directed toward all channels, just a few whose names I don’t wanna mention), but Holly ma’am has the best tips because she gets them from her experience and I don’t wanna go on for too long but I just wanna say that these tips work, and you should really really consider them. Leave a like if you found this helpful! (Holly ma’am if you do see this comment, I just wanna say thank you so so much for these tips, I love your videos and all your content, please do more videos like these ma’am lots of love your biggest fan)

  • If you’re bloating after working out it’s normal guys….i just started working out yesterday and my stomach has never been this bloated and it’s cause you’re body isn’t used to it and so it retains water and causes you to bloat…this is for people who just started working out or went back to exercise after a while.

  • Going to add probiotics and also order the activated charcoal. Having a lot of digestive issues at the moment. I know it’s my condition of Gastroparesis (paralysis of part of the vagus nerve) but I think these two things might help. I already do the other things you suggested in this video. Hope these two additions help as well. The coconut oil is great for bloating (fir me anyway). Thanks for making this video, Holly. �� ��

  • I am suffering from digestive issues as well that I am working on. I know that lying down after eating and eating before bed is a big no no for digestion. I know it also takes a lot of energy for the body to digest. I don’t know if eating so often is good for the body. What if you don’t release the right enzymes properly yet. I also don’t have a gallbladder so issues with bile. I have to take enzymes when I eat. Can someone help clarify? Or can explain. I feel confused.
    Did you take adaptogens or adrenal support?

  • New subscriber here. It was great I saw your video. I think this is something I have at present and already partially I think in the process of healing. This video is so substantial. Thank you really! I hope you can share your recipes thanks

  • Great video! The only times I have problems with bloating are during my period, or if I’ve been eating a lot of refined carbs like when we’re on vacation. I love The Republic of Tea’s Chocolate Peppermint Tea, going to have to try drinking that one during my next period.

  • great one, good information:) do you actually think everyday and every meal what you eat, i mean it nutritionwise? that you get all the nutrients you need, or do you eat intuitiv? i am vegan since this year and i track all my nutrients with cronometer, to make sure i get all of them, but i find it very exhausting to do this and its not fun, because i dont eat what i want, i eat for the nutriants, like if i have not have enough vit A trough out the day, i have carrots for diner even if i dont want to eat carrots. its kind of horrible. i worrie that i eat to much fat, i am around 50-60g a day, but those come mostly from nuts and seeds or avocado, or 1tbs of oil if i saute something do you have any advise.

  • I got a lot better since I was diagnosed as lactose and gluten intolerant. However I realized that corn flour makes me bloat too and some other foods like eggplants and potatoes.
    Lactose intolerance is really, really common…i recommend consulting a gastroenterologist, make some tests, I was like a year trying everything and my life changed with the diagnosis…When you know the root of the problem you’ll feel better real soon…good luck!

  • Everyone’s constitution is different. No ONE person nor doctor has all the clues. As a folk healer who has had many sickneses, discipline is the main key regardless of what path you go down. Moderation is the key and if you love one thing a bit too much, in ten to twenty years, you are going to have an issue. Example: Coffee, Fruit, Breads, Sweets, Raw Foods, Comfort Foods, Wine, Beer, Pot etc. Drinking anything except WATER is also an issue because your body is not getting hydrated.

    Elimiation is the key. Try to let go of what drives your desire for one year of one thing and see how you feel. We all go through major changes on many levels every ten years. Who you were ten or twenty or even thirty years ago is not who you are now. Our bodies change as we mature. So experiment on yourself, take things away and add better replacements. The DIET industry has lied to us for forty years and now packaging lies to us around healthy and nutricion.: )

    Now you have COVID to monitor and should be preparing for Fall and Winter 2020 2025

  • I have been looking for what helps when you have cramps for my grandma because it worries me and she does eat banana and she does drink alot of water

  • I found it helpful to reduce my intake of foods that are high in something called „FODMAPS“ which can be hard to resorb in the intestine. Onions and cauliflower are in fact high in those FODMAPS. If you search for it online, there are plenty of nice overviews with red and green food. Maybe this also helps someone else.:)

  • 1. Drink tea (peppermint or ginger)
    2. Coconut oil (in warm water with lemon.
    3. Keep a food diary (pinpoint the bloating criminal)
    4. Activated charcoal (gets rid of acids and gases)
    5. Probiotics/ DSL3 (restores imbalance in body)
    6. Whole Foods (stay away from broccoli and cauliflower)
    7. Exercise, Go On a Walk (sweat it out)
    8. Epsom Salt Bath (draws out toxins)

  • How can I access the reference sheet / charts? I tried to access them through the link and then I created a membership account, but I don’t know where to find them

  • i’m literally a twig and i get bloated. i hate it. i eat carbs and protein to gain weight and i go to the gym or tennis almost everyday so you would think i burn that off. but i still have a stomach and it’s very embarrassing:((

  • Thank you so much for this video! I’ve spend a lifetime trying to find a diet video that’s not focused on losing weight there are so many of those and not enough advice for people like me who can neither gain weight or muscle and now I’m slowly figuring what the underlying issue is. <3

  • Thanks for all the information in an area notoriously hard to research effectively; an excellent summary. Recommended viewing, in my opinion.

  • What vitamins do you recommend if any that you have taken? I take a mirage of vitamins and not sure which ones really work. Thanks!

  • Vegetable oils (corn, canola, safflower, sunflower, etc) are PUFA, polyunsaturated Fatty Acids, are the bad long chains. Animal fats and coconut oil and palm oil are short and medium chain. They are good (butter too)

  • The only thing that really helped me was liposuction. (I am an exceptional healthy eater and used to exercise 4-5 times a week but nothing worked.) Now, 10 kg lighter, I’m feeling much better and even the swelling due to lymphedema decreased

  • It is dangerous giving health information, especially for compromised people. True there’s a disclaimer, but this type of diet goes against the leading edge health advice and actual best science we now have. This says we are natural herbivores and despite this being obvious, there’s a mountain of evidence to show this. Of course it’s not popular with the majority still, but anywhere giving advice to take products from animals is wrong on for a humans body, and as science will eventually show, also their soul or spirit, which is where we also gain our best health from. It’s all connected, we are all connected, and a loving symbiotic approach is the only way to real health.

  • Wow! I love tour information.
    Can You tell me, if eating eggs are ok in this cases, even in cáncer? Some people said promote cáncer disease. I’m not share that piont of view, but i need more scientific answer.

  • What do you say try if you can’t eat rice? And do you eat a lot of raw since you say no oil? Please help!! I recently passed out due to this

  • The advice to minimize fats goes contrary to Gillian Szollos’s very high fat ketogenic diet that she has found helpful. Avoiding all the processed foods and sugars is consistent and important. I find that alcohol, sodium and pretty much any carbs trigger my lipedema.

  • This was your most requested video! Thank you for keeping the feedback coming! PLEASE ABSORB THE PRINCIPLES I’m about teaching you how to cure your fatigue. Not about putting you on a narrow, restrictive diet. Stay within these rules and you will feel the difference! Don’t forget to download the reference notes and diet charts I put together for you (link in the description box). ��And don’t hesitate to post your questions or feedback down below. ����

  • All of this advice is perfect and right on point. I was born with primary lymphedema and wasn’t diagnosed until I was four (4) I’m 50 now. Yes eating healthy and exercising is the best way that I have been able to maintain it and have lived a fun and active life. As a child I had experimental surgery because it was so rare,my family took me to many doctors. 1 included widening of the veins on the tops of my feet which eliminated a lot of the swelling on one side 70% and decreased it by 40% on the other. My legs do still swell, especially around that time of the month. Investing in a good shoes and keeping your feet clean and if you can pedicured. Lotion is A+ good for the skin and for getting massaged. I do my 6 zones and pedi myself. Feeling pampered, especially when you aren’t sure what your legs will look like through the end of day is a blessing. Bottom line eating right will be normal eating. Promise you. Hopes this helps you feel better and stay positive.Stay beautiful and strong.

  • For adrenal fatigue, please also take large doses of vitamin C every day (5,000mg or more).
    Take at least 600mg magnesium glycinate everyday along with a methylated B-vitamin complex (Emerald brand has good ones with no fillers).
    Do NOT take synthetic forms of B vitamins because they just do more harm than good (ex. folic acid vs. methylfolate, cyanocobalamin vs. methylcobalamin).
    Take at least 500mg of pantothenic acid (B5) per day, and 100mg of vitamin B6 (P-5-P) before bed.
    Also take adaptogenic herbs like ashwagandha if you tolerate them well, but don’t take them for more than 1-2 months at a time as they must be cycled to prevent ineffectiveness. Adaptogenics like ashwagandha should be used with caution as they can sometimes have the opposite effect in some individuals.
    Licorice root is known to boost the adrenals.
    It is said that unrefined sea salt (Celtic, Himalayan, Redmond’s, etc.) is also good for the adrenals, but it can be too stimulating for some people, so start very slowly and see how you do with it. If you tolerate it well, 1-2 tsp of unrefined sea salt per day is recommended.

  • How long before you noticed changes for the better in your blood sugars? Like how long were you eating like this before you noticed that you could go longer without eating?

  • This video blessed me! I’ve been super sick with all of the symptoms you’ve shared! I’ve worked out hard over the years and have had severe crashes and low iron episodes and it would take sometimes weeks to recover. I’m in recovery mode now, AGAIN, and it dawned on me that I wasn’t eating enough to sustain my body. I’m going to start following what you’ve shared. This has been life-saving information… thank you and God bless you! ❤️����

  • You have explained these principles so well. Thank you for breaking things down to a level we all can understand. Its so good to hear someone say its ok to care for yourself. I plan to try this and be more mindful of my diet and what I eat. Keep up the good work!

  • Finally feel understood. The low bloodsugar feels so horrible, and for years I was told I was depressed:( Instead any doctor taking me serious.

  • This is the Best and Most Helpful Video I found so far! Thank you so much for being so detailed, clear and exactly what people need to recover from AF. I have been struggling with a diet for AF for more than 4 years now! After reading more than 10 books, doing my own online research on AF recovery. I still struggled with my low blood sugar. After watching your video, I got so motivated! I don’t feel guilty to eat so often now. Thanks to your video, I would be able to keep my blood sugar within normal range!
    You are Amazing and Motivating! Thank you million times!

  • I dont see why you would need to avoid healthy seasonings. Fresh herbs is so good for the body. Flat leaf parsley, basil etc., not only make a meal taste delicious but I think helps the body.

    Even more important, adding fresh garlic and onion is so healthy for the body. Eating them as raw as possible is best.

    Chopping raw garlic very fine and adding it to my meals gives off great flavor and has wonderful properties in them.

    Garlic is an anti everything. Anti inflammatory, anti fungal, anti viral and anti bacterial. It’s natural, very inexpensive and easy to get!!

    Yeah, breath is a problem, but I would rather feel great and need to brush teeth often, then feel like crap.

  • very good video, i noticed that many video( other people ) recommend to have ginger tea for different reason. just want to sayBased on Chinese saying it is better to not drink the ginger tea during the evening time.

  • Adrenal fatigue is not diagnosed by real doctors because it is NOT REAL. As someone without working adrenal glands aka Addison’s disease you sound like a complete idiot.

  • MJ, thank you,thank you for stating how imperative it is still keep to sound practices in wisdom before scaling walls and jumping off cliffs again.
    This is a nursing and nourishing walk back to health. It is not just physical either…it is a call to learn and apply patience and kindness to oneself above expectation and performance.

    You are beautiful and the results show.

  • Thank you SOOO much for this super helpful, easy-to-follow video! I am sensitive to egg-white protein and limit my dairy as much as possible (small amounts of grass-fed butter and organic cheese preferably goat or sheep’s milk) is there another slow-release protein that would be good to eat before bed?

  • This was very helpful!!! I have always struggled with my blood sugar levels and I think my adrenals are affected… it’s refreshing to hear you say… listen to your body… because I definitely get the “hangries” and my daughter shows signs too… so I’m trying to make changes and be aware…. thank you �� nice to hear “it’s ok to get your rest!!!” We tend to push ourselves…

  • I just hit my 100th day with no caffeine! I’ve taken a few breaks before per my applied Kinesiologist insisting with AF. During your initial year of committing to a bland diet, did you stick to zero caffeine throughout?

  • I cooked Amaranth for the first time. I’m not sure if it was successful. Still had a grainy texture. Is it supposed to become porridgy? Well I still enjoyed eating it.

  • I’ve been Paleo for around seven months and I do have two days and I work out a lot but it seems like after anything I eat I get really bloated and I think I might have some sort of digestion issue

  • Too much blabbing about nothing. If I came to see video I want to hear what title promises…not how hard it is to live with A Fvand how I need to subscribe

  • I get sunken eyes big time with a crash. They actually sink way back in the socket. And I get dehydrated. I’ve had a major set back with AF after a naturopath gave me strong stimulating adaptogens for several months. This info makes sense to me.

  • Look into raw milk and yogurt, kefir, etc. made from it. Natasha Campbell McBride’s book Gut and Psychology Syndrome is also a great read and gives a real toolkit for completely recovering gut health.

  • Adrenals are not making ANY Cortisol, because of years of steroids for R.R. Blood test done., con firmed.
    Heard that Starches will increase Cortisol.

  • So interesting! Finally I found a video that keep it real and straight to the point… I’m just now trying to start eating healthy and learning from you that it’s ok for the food to be bored is so refreshing! I’m for sure following this channel from now on… Just did a series of 40 different things on blood exam that my doctor requested…. excited to get a daily routine that is consistent… it’s so hard not to cave in on weekends!

  • Im Benjamin I believe im having a high cortisol issue and Id prefer to fix my issues with diet i had a strict diet i was following got away for a bit Im a bit afraid of doctors. yes I deal with a bit of stress im working on dealing with that as well. prior to this I had a decent diet. i had begun losing muscle while stressed. Id like to fix things proper not just patch them up

    thank you for your time

  • Hello Ladies… this is a great vid on Adrenal Insufficiency. One important tip I learned from my TMC Dr was that I had to stop all coffee, black tea and green tea, probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done lol. But sure enough when I stop all caffeine stimulants within 2 to 3 months I am starting to feel better, and when I start coffee and tea again the fatigue, shaking/trembling, faintness and dizziness come back full strength within 3 months… so sad I love coffee… my bitter and invigorating friend lol.

  • This helps me so much thankyou, i get extremely bloated a lot mainly bc I have a high fibre diet (I eat lots of raw onions)as I don’t eat meat and I always get asked if I’m pregnant by people and it’s nice to have someone to relate to and vv good advice thanks again x 😉

  • Thank you excellent information just started having arthritic pain and ankle swelling I do not eat processed food even bread and basically follow his advice EXCEPT the sugar and gluten and dairy. Will throw out my sugar and flour and follow his advice. I do drink cola and I think that is the problem and why I swell up at times and have joint pain. Thank you!

  • If you have kidney disease and I highly, highly, highly recommend getting a kidney function test for $31-39 through Health Testing Centers to at least see where you are creatinine/eGFR-wise because CKD may be making you tired high protein will send you to dialysis. If you have kidney disease, kidney.org and other sites recommend LIMITING animal protein.

  • I have adrenal fatigue and have experienced exactly what you are saying and i had to do exactly what you said, listening to my body. Right now after 5 years im able to go on walks but have to find the place where i dont push my body beyond what my body can handle. You are right when you crash it is horrible! Im blessed to have a great natural path dr.who has really helped me. Thank you for your video, sharon california

  • great content MJ, I appreciate it! I know this topic can get controversial but regardless of what it gets called, it IS real and can be healed!

  • I literally bloat after drinking water & eating anything. I’m always at lost whether an abs exercise actually works for me or not after few weeks as my stomach literally gets bigger and bigger after weeks. When I measure myself the size all went up. It makes me gave up exercising since a day ago as I’m sick of not seeing any result at all�� Some people & my students at school we’re even thinking that I’m 5 months pregnant wtf.

  • Good tip about activated charcoal. However, I think its important to mention that if you are on medication, charcoal will strip you of your medication or reduce the effects. So if you are on meds, it’s not recommended that you use activated charcoal.

  • HI MJ♡
    , thank you very much for creating this video. I have very similar story to yours /32, struggling with chronic adrenal fatique plus hypoglycemia for 10 years at least/. I started following ALL your suggestions and I start to see difference after one month. Food, sleep, food, sleep:) become my mantra. Plus, I even went off work for 3 months so I can focus on this 100% finally… I would really love to take it to the next level and to work with some naturopath on online basis in order to fine tune program for me… I live in Europe /Slovakia/ and we do not have naturopaths or specialists focused on adrenal fatique treatment here… Could you please recommend me one you have good experience with or maybe some clinic you are aware that they understand this issue really well? I would love to contact them /I already ordered tests for adrenal fatique so I will be able to send them my data/… I know that there are plenty of them online but you know it first-hand….people matters…Thank you one more time and have a beautiful week♡ Lucia

  • My husband is Indian and he cooks all of our meals, so he uses many spices, like turmeric, ginger, etc. Do you know if Indian spices are ok for healing adrenal fatigue. Also, I’m vegan for heart health reasons. I follow Dr. Caldwell Essylstens prevent and reverse heart disease, which is NO ANIMAL FOOD, no dairy, no eggs, no fats like avocado. I feel like I have to make a choice between heart health and healing my debilitating adrenal fatigue. Any suggestions??

  • Technically in muscle cramps, calcium, magnesium and potassium are acting as electrolytes. Muscle cramps can be caused by both an electrolyte deficiency or surplus, so if you’re having muscle cramps or spasms, eating these things might actually make it worse. It’s about the balance between the electrolytes and the water in your body.

  • Wow! This video was so helpful for me. I’ve been dealing with adrenal exhaustion for a year now. It’s debilitating. I have insomnia, hormonal issues, hair loss, blood sugar problems, and fatigue. I feel a bit better than I did when this all started, but I’m still struggling. This video really helped give me the push I needed to really clean up my diet more than I’m already doing. Thank you! I’m so eager to start and can’t wait to completely heal.

  • hi thank you for sharing this.. healing is not easy, many ups and downs! I was wondering what part of Florida you where in, we also lived on big island but found it too expensive for what we wanted but I miss is so much..we where was thinking of trying Florida but I’ve never been so I don’t know what part would compare to Hawaii..

  • I have very strong tendencies for bloating. It is very annoying. What I noticed help me is raw apple cider vinegar with “mother”. I add it to my warm morning water (about 1 teaspoon for 2 cup). Also I add to my daily drinking bottle (about 1 tablespoon for 30 oz). Also I try to cut carbs to minimum or eliminate them. NO SIMPLE SUGARS!!!!

  • Though focus is autism, lots of nutritional info and list of additives is priceless. https://unblindmymind.org/services/ https://unblindmymind.org/blog/ https://unblindmymind.org/pantry/ https://unblindmymind.org/about-reid/ Unblind My Mind – We Are What We Eat Katherine Reid (February 2018) https://unblindmymind.org/about-reid/

  • I’m confused about the fruit. Did you say NO fruit except one green apple or handful of berries. Then later you say you can eat whole fruits. Please clarify. Thank you

  • Sometimes stress is also a factor, at least that’s what my doctor and my therapist said ��
    Firstly, don’t blame yourself. I can’t think of a single person that doesn’t face stress in everyday life. And stress from our environment sometimes is something we can’t control. I think you should control the stress factors you actually are able to control. And maybe learn how to manage environmental stress. It works differently for everyone. I think at first your body has to feel good. You know the tips:
    sleeping enough,
    exercising, going walking or doing another sport,
    keeping body hygiene,
    having a healthy diet, drinking a lot (water, tea…)
    and all those things other people luckily listed in the comments already ��
    But you also have to come to terms with yourself. And this is in my opinion more difficult than controlling your body. You don’t have to become an overoptimistic person if you aren’t already, because that’s not who you are. If you are pessimistic or overthinking most of the time, then that aren’t some qualities you can get rid off easily, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I think it’s somewhat important to think about what you’re doing, thinking is always important. And being realistic also is:) The goal is to remove the habits that hurt your psyche and stress yourself. Aaand this isn’t easy, trust me, I know. And we’re also allowed to have our flaws, so don’t stress yourself, because wanting to be stress-free can also cause new stress.
    It helps to do some things regularly and at first you won’t even notice a difference. And that’s fine. It comes with time. For example
    do some stretching or yoga, PMR, meditation…
    establish tiny rituals that are balm to your psyche and your body, for example always taking a bath on Friday evening, or drinking a hot cup of tea before going to bed, listening to your favourite audiobook before going to bed, reading with a relaxing light and smooth blanket on the evening on certain days at week, always cooking your meal yourself on Wednesday and so on and so on
    You can always do breathing exercises, they will signal to your body that everything is okay and you’ll calm down
    And when you are extremely stressed, develope coping techniques.
    When I am stressed or angry, I want to break things or release energy, tension. So I go boxing or do some hard workouts or go riding my bike,…
    When you just want to get out of here, go for a walk. Through the forest, through calm streets, along the river,… Or take a nap, after it, you’ll feel better
    If you need consoling, cuddle with your cat or dog, or talk to a friend or family member, drink a hot drink and wrap yourself into a warm blanket
    You can also make a box with things like marbles, good smelling oils, Stress-Relief balls, sharp or sour candy/chewing gum or little mind games or something other that is interesting for one of your five senses. It will help you to slow down your mind. You can also put old photos or figurines inside, it’s always very interesting to see when you need to open the box.
    Then there are methods like writing down 3 things that were good on the day on the end of the day or three things you’re proud of. You can also write down what you have accomplished already or what your goals for the future are (be realistic here, and don’t be sad when you sometimes can’t accomplish all)
    And lastly, don’t pressure yourself with the advice. You don’t have to be a perfect human, because nobody is. Do what is comfortable for you, there is a middle way between keeping a strict routine and being lazy. That’s the right way.
    And if you really need help, it’s no shame to talk to friends, family members, a therapist or a life coach. Trust me, they won’t be surprised by your problems or ridicule them, because in today’s society it’s very common to suffer from stress.
    Good luck ����

  • In regards to the mint/ginger tea, after seeing this video I tried using fresh mint and ginger in hot water and honestly it’s amazing and tastes lush!!! I just put about 5/6 mint leaves and a chunk of fresh ginger (like about an inch thick) into the tea strainer and let it brew for about 5 minutes before taking out the leaves and ginger. Using the fresh ingredients actually make it stronger than tea bags and have really helped with my bloating, would 100% recommend.
    Top tip! Keep your ginger in the freezer so it lasts longer and just use a bread knife or just any serrated knife to cut some off xx

  • I will be seeing you in a couple of weeks and feel this is the path that I need to be on. Although, I am a Veggie and fruit lover. I have neck (Left) pain which is constant. I do want to cure this pain and do not want to live with it.

  • just to confirm one doubt if do this workout will I loose my bust or will I only loose my belly fat please can u give me reply so I can start my workout I really like this workout

  • Your so Pretty you should put on pink natural looking lip gloss and put a leave in conditioner in your hair and let it air dry so it can retain its rejuvinessness and do it like that in your next video I think you will look awesome as well like that)

  • I’ve been following your rules for 2 days and I feel amazing. I’ve been dead tired all day, my blood sugar all over the place, and now I have very level energy!and no fatigue.

  • Hi MJ thanks for a really useful video:) it was great that you were so specific about what helped you. I am finding breakfast very challenging. Oats only hold me for an hour. But something heavier like buckwheat toast plus a protein often makes me feel too heavy. What did you have for breakfast? I’d love some ideas. Unfortunately can’t have eggs at moment. Also what protein powder did you use? Did you use it only for snacks or breakfast? Many thanks. Amanda

  • Taking a quality probiotic and prebiotic will help with bloating. Also, Kimchee and Acidophilus will increase the good gut bacteria and decrease bloating. Research shows too many bad gut bacteria can increase the chances of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Dementia to include Autism in children if the mother had low good gut bacteria during pregnancy/ birth. Fennel tea also helps with bloating.

  • Omega 3 fats come from pasture based animals. And mine are NOT skinny. They are huge compared to the squab they sell in the store. They are heritage breeds. They eat bugs and also get a full nutrient pellet and vitamin D and electrolytes in their water.

  • I feel so swollen don’t know what to do? I was standing and walking we drove hours to my daughters college. I take pain med. for herniated disc.
    I ate homemade potato chips but no salt. I didn’t taste salt. Im thinking this contribute to it. Yes constpation from the trip may also added to this.

  • Hi MJ!

    I have Adrenal fatigue. This was so helpful.

    I struggle with body image issues however the thought of being happy and being able to get through my day is enough motivation for me to throw away my body concerns (best I can).

    I could use some help though. Would you be able to tell me how you recommend I go about stopping working out?

    Because of my body image issues, I feel I’m somewhat addicted to working out. I don’t workout for hours a day or anything, but I DO feel anxious if I don’t get 30 minutes or so in. I do beachbody workouts currently and the program I’m doing is high intensity.

    Adrenal fatigue has caused me not to have much of an appetite so I’ve lost some weight and In a sad way, I sort of enjoyed the weight loss. I also drink a caffeine energy drink called energize in order to workout. Which I always feel moody once it wears off.

    I will put on ANY weight if it means helping my adrenal fatigue. However, with that being said, I don’t exactly understand where to start?

    I love your video and all of the information. But I’m just unsure how to put it to practice. For instance, tomorrow would you just wake up and start eating that way? And would you recommend stopping working out all together? (I know you aren’t a doctor and I totally get that, but just asking based on your experience). If so, how will I know when I can start adding in fitness again?

  • I’m sorry but fruit is the most Lymth moving and detox food there is, as soon as you can start the Lymth moving and flushing out, it will boost your adrenal gland and get your kidneys working 100%
    So we should be eating high amounts of fruits, like berries, melons, High astringent fruit. No animal products while detoxing

  • Thank you for sharing your experience. I have been experiencing serious bloating. It’s embarrassing because I am a fit person, but my stomach looks pregnant after having food. I’m going to implement these tips ASAP. Thank you.

  • Eating every 30 to 45 minutes can be VERY dangerous. You continually release bile, is it? I did this at one of my jobs because I was always busy and it lead to disastrous results for my digestive system. I actually ended up in the hospital. I read constantly eating can be very taxing to the system. Look up Ayurvedic principles.

  • I was Bloated for 3 days in a row and I couldnt fit in my jeans and felt fat. I bload so often and I can’t go to the city and buy new jeans because when the bloding is over they are to big ���� what should I dooo

  • I have a Question..What do you think of eating Pinto and Kidney beans? I have SUPER LOW Cortisol and really need to use this program. Do you have a video or a list of good and bad foods. It is SO hard to get that information!!! I eliminated ALL sugars and Flours from my diet for 3 years and lost 106 lbs! I did that eating a bean and meat blend with a little tomato sauce and pretty much lived on that!!! Also created my own Almond Buns. That worked then but now it does not seem to FIX the adrenal issue! Looking forward to your food list! Thank you so much!!

  • Definitely il gonna include dis routine ��I have back pain from past 2 months so ��I expect more videos like dis about back pain and tysm �� you are doing good job ��good luck for channel