So, I went to Dr. Porter in Provo to have a bunch of blood work done, hoping to find some answers, especially involving my energy levels as of late. I got a lot of information that I'm really hoping will help.
First, I have a low thyroid. He says my pituitary gland is not producing enough thyroid, and also not enough T4 is being converted into T3. That doesn't mean a whole lot to me, but he told me to take porcine thyroid and porcine pituitary gland, which is a supplement of ground up pig thyroid and pituitary gland. Yummo!
Also, I have a "leaky gut." I know, that sounds really gross. Basically, the lining of my intestines and stomach is leaking out bad stuff into my system so I need to take a supplement he calls G.I. Integrity as well as a bottle of cow colostrum. Again, yummo!
I also have a slightly low glucose level and a slightly high insulin level and he says I very clearly have Hypoglycemia. To help with my blood sugar levels stay regular, I need to eat often and eat balanced, which means never eating any carbs with out a protein and healthy fat. He says this should definitely help with energy.
As far as the food sensitivities, my yeast levels were normal, but I have a sensitivity to egg white, cows milk, and gluten. This explains why my brain clouds over and my energy drains out of me after I eat. He says that these sensitivities are affecting me a lot more because of the leaky gut, so if I can avoid these things for 3 months, once my insides are all healed up, I should have no problem eating a little bit of them every 4 or 5 days.
So, I definitely found some answers. I haven't had any gluten, egg, or milk in the past 24 hours and I haven't had the brain fog once. Hoping it lasts. In the meantime, I need to figure out where to buy all these supplements for the best deal. If anyone knows of an inexpensive place to buy that kind of thing, I'm all ears.