Getting Out Of Stage Iii Adrenal Fatigue
My saliva cortisol test results are in. I'm 26 years old and overworked, and now pay the price for it.
Cortisol - Morning (6 - 8 AM) 14.4 (Ref. range = 13.0 - 24.0 nM/L)
Cortisol - Noon (12 - 1 PM) 3.0* (Ref. range = 5.0 - 8.0 nM/L)
Cortisol - Afternoon (4 - 5 PM) 1.1* (Ref. range = 4.0 - 7.0 nM/L)
Cortisol - Nighttime (10 PM - 12 AM) 0.1* (Ref. range = 1.0 - 3.0 nM/L)
Cortisol Sum 18.6* (Ref. range = 23.0 - 42.0 nM/L)
That's Stage III adrenal fatigue -- not a good place to be. Free testosterone is very low for my age -- 78.28 pg/ml (7.82 ng/dl), while the average for men is usually 12.3 before the age 34. (http://www.artofmanliness.com/2013/01/16/normal-testosterone-levels/)
I have a couple of questions on how certain things in the Bulletproof diet would affect my adrenals.
1) Do you guys think Brain Octane or MCT oil might be too stressful for burnt out adrenals right now?
2) Should I stick to decaff BP coffee?
3) I'll be working with a Functional Diagnosis and Check Institute Nutritionist for several lifestyle changes and supplementation to kickstart my normal pregnenolone and DHEA production.
On top of that, what's the #1 thing you guys would do that could speed up the healing process?
Thanks so much.
Love everything Dave does, and the entire BPE community.