Going on day shift

daylight-2-borderIt’s hard to stay awake during the day; I feel groggy from having to work nights for 11 long months.  I hated every minute of it, but I acclimated to working the night shift, never getting good quality sleep even with several tricks I used to help me get through the night shift, such as using a red light (wearing goggles) for 15 minutes a day which gave me better energy during my night shift.

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Now I can’t stay asleep and keep waking up all during the night!  It’s been a week on my new day and swing shift combo, and I’m groggy all day and feel time’s a wast’n!

I can’t wait to feel energized during the day I used to.  I hope it won’t take too long to get back into the day shift sleep-wake cycle and feel more energy again. 

Feeling better with chlorella

chlorella-tablets-shadow-04I remembered that I had some chlorella stored in my refrigerator that I had begun using two years ago, but then for some reason I stopped taking it.  It may be that I was inundated with supplements trying to figure out how I could cure myself of having low thyroid.  I must have figured that I took so many supplements that I couldn’t take my chlorella on top of everything else.

I realized that I used to feel better when I took it.  I felt more energy and I did not feel as good without taking it.  I have it in tabs in a package that is re-sealable and so I have it in my refrigerator just sitting there waiting to be taken.  I put it in my fridge door and so it got buried under a lot of other supplements I keep in the fridge and I did not see it until recently, as well.  That’s my excuse.

Chlorella is a green super-food, much like green spirulina.  According to one site I went to,

Chlorella contains more chlorophyll than most plants, along with an impressive array of vitamins and minerals (A, D, E, K1, beta carotene, lutein, B vitamins, iron, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and zinc).

Hypothyroid disease often accompanies adrenal fatigue causing severe tiredness and fatigue.  It is an awful thing to have.  Often, you treat the hypothyroid, but still feel sluggish, or groggy.

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I believe that working on a combination of things helps my energy level and gets my metabolism going.  I am currently working on healing my leaky gut syndrome, adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism.  I believe these are common problems people have who may not know it and are reasons why people feel groggy and struggle with feeling tired all the time.  There may be other reasons, and I’m not a doctor, but these are common health issues, according to the literature out there.

I have read a lot about how inflammation causes a lot of problems in the body and contributes in some way to all these issues I currently am working on.  An alkaline diet fights inflammation and helps provide energy.  Chlorella is one of those “superfoods” that is alkaline, as are green foods.  Chlorella supports digestive health and supports the immune system.

The more I learn and eat foods I am learning about, the better I feel.  Chlorella is a strong part of that equation for me.

Source:  http://www.wellnessresources.com/tips/articles/chlorella/

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Avoid plastic containers: Healing thyroid

bottle-thumb-curlI was watching a video on how to heal your thyroid that was taped by a physician who gave advice and information on what to do if you have a thyroid issue.

One of the main ways I have already followed the physician’s advice is to give up the soft water bottles. I use BPA-free water bottles so that I do not add “fake” hormones into my body.

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She called them “xenobiotics”.

A medical dictionary definition of “xenobiotics” is the following:

“foreign organic compounds not produced in metabolism.”

Xenobiotics is “fake hormones” that get introduced into our bodies caused by the plastics. How much do we already mix-up our hormones with the daily diet of regular, fast-food, and using the microwave to heat up our ready-made meals?  It’s not good for us.

Drinking water or liquids out of those soft plastic bottles is no good for you because the plastic binds the elements that we need for our thyroid to function properly.

The “bad plastic”, or so I’ll call it, can also cause our lithium levels to go down.  Lithium puts us in a good mood and transports vitamin B-12, which we need for good brain health.

Buy BPA-free containers to carry water in.  They cost a little more, but the health you are saving is worth the extra cost.  It may help you recover from low-thyroid in the end.

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