Yesterday evening I was at a Bible study and at the end we have a prayer request time during which we also share any praise we have, so I raised my hand to give thanks because since the group prayed for me 2 weeks ago I stopped having the awful attacks that scared the living daylights out of me and yesterday I even had energy to do quite a bit of cleaning. A female friend who sat at my left had brought some literature about the "Hallellujah Diet" (raw) and we started talking about sprouting, etc., and ended up talking about candida, which I believe I still have an overgrowth of. She recommended to me caprylic acid as the supplement that cured her, then the guy across from me, who turned out to be a chiropractor, said he suspects we have more problems with candida because we do not consume (enough) fermented foods like people did in the past. I had heard contradictive things about that but it made sense what he said about the good bacteria in them keeping candida in check, I then remembered that Jordan Rubin recommended them and even gave a couple of recipes in one of his books. I explained my "attacks" were from thyroiditis but that I was sure I had adrenal fatigue and he immediately said "Eat protein every 2 hours", I thought that was pretty much what hypoglycemics like me should do anyway and I'd read hypoglycemia had to do with both the adrenals and the liver but I began to protest because I'd never or rarely been able to stick to that. But he was pretty adamant that if I wanted to recover that's what I should do and cut the carbs down, and that also confirms what has really worked for me in the past in terms of more energy and weight loss, so I guess that's my goal now. I enjoyed that little exchange quite a bit and thought it was actually a blessing because I almost didn't make it there, and I thought I'd share in case someone else can benefit from this free advice!
Thanks but unfortunately I'm finding it extremely hard to understand her accent, she sound Russian, the same thing happened to me when I looked up some videos about the Buteyko breathing method, the man's accent was to strong I lost a lot of what he was saying and eventually gave up...
I'm sure I'd read about similar objections and because of that I've stayed away from them too, but at the same time I used to hear a lot about things like "Rejuvelac" and kefir. Jordan Rubin also recommended making a fermented ginger drink, I guess it depends on it. I myself can't eat cheese now and I doubt fermented cheese would be good either, those usually have mold and/or their mycotoxins, which are not good for us. So I agree that we have to be very careful choosing the right ones.
Yes, protein can convert to sugar but at a very slow rate which gives us a more steady supply. I guess the 2 hours, which I myself find a little extreme, is for the same reason, to keep our blood sugar steady throughout the day. In reality, I'm sure what he was talking about was having multiple snacks instead of our traditional 3 meals. The late Carlton Fredericks, who wrote one of the first books about hypoglycemia called "Low Blood Sugar And You", suggested having about 5 small meals a day, and since most people are awak e for an average of 16-17 hours that would've made it roughly every 3 hours. I remember how during the early 90s the magazine "Woman's World" ran a feature of a woman who lost a lot of weight eating that way, which made a lot of sense to me because eating that way prevents us to ever get ravenously hungry and then overeating and I really really wanted to do it but being a busy single Mom I couldn't, it's a rare work place which will let you take several small breaks throughout the day, and even if they don't mind the flow of work might not allow it. So I know I ran my poor adrenals ragged by eating out of schedule way too often.
Fat is important as long as we use the right ones (EVOO, VCO and a some butter is what I use with very few exceptions), and I'm sure he didn't mean to just eat protein by itself, just to include protein in every snack/mini-meal, that's the standard advice for hypoglycemics. I'm still not even close to doing the mini-meals but I'm getting better at consuming more protein, like whey protein powder in a little almond milk. I also like sardines and Walgreen's just had the smoked ones on sale so I stocked up because that'll make it easy for me to grab something quick sometimes without having to cook every meal.