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23 Jan, 2012 08:00 PM

I started the diet with supplementation plan on today. I have taken all the before and with Breakfast supplements listed on the Plan Plus section except the Phosphatidylserine 200 mg, Pregnenolone 50 mg, Vitamin C 500 mg, and Potassium Aspartate 200 mg. I am experiencing liquid diarrhea bowel movements and a slight headache and want to understand if my experiences so far are normal. I have a very sensitive system and want to know that all is well.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Fiona on 23 Jan, 2012 09:45 PM

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    Everything is going great, the diarrhea sometimes occures after a few days, because the body is not used to burning fats if you have been on a more low fat life style. You can get something called lipase from a healthfood store which will help. Also you will need the potassium for sure during the transition. It just might be a coincidence and you have a stomach bug.

    Best of health

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  2. 2 Posted by Kle on 16 Sep, 2015 03:40 PM

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    Hello to all,

    do you perhaps know if pregnolone may increase cortisol or that did this in some cases? I always have too high cortisol due to too much stress (no disease was found behind that) and I just want to avoid making it rise even more.

    Any kind of information you may have it would be extremely helpful!

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Ken on 16 Sep, 2015 04:03 PM

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    In Dr. Ron's Book page 154 he mentions that pregnenolone can allow for the manufacture of cortisol but does not mention that this is a negative thing - he goes on to say, "that it can help with adrenal fatigue often seen in high stress disorders".

  4. 4 Posted by Kle on 16 Sep, 2015 07:04 PM

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    Dear Ken,

    I have read that too. In fact adrenal fatigue means that the cortisol is too low but I have the opposite situation that is similar to many people that are heavy overweight. I think that it would be good to know otherwise I surely cannot take it. I have read the book several times but there is nothing sad about this specific circumstance. Besides, the book was released 10 years ago and some new research has pop up about many things so I would love to the new book coming. The supplement line too.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Ken on 16 Sep, 2015 07:53 PM

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    New material and supplement line are being worked on, however, as far as I know it is going to be awhile. Announcement will be made when they are available.

    • Dr. Ron's prior work is still valid though the book itself is a bit dated.

    • I would like to note in Dr. Ron's book it mentions, adrenal fatigue and other metabolic high stress disorders not just adrenal fatigue. He does not give exact details of what the "other metabolic stress disorders" would be, so to me adrenal fatigue is one among many.

    • It also states that pregnenolone can allow for the manufacture of cortisol, does not say it will manufacture cortisol --- so if someones cortisol level needs to be elevated then pregnenolone can allow or assist in the process.

    Ken/   Rosedale Support Team

  6. 6 Posted by Kle on 16 Sep, 2015 07:59 PM

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    yeah, more interpretations are possible but I am still a bit scary to take it with doubts. It's a pity cause I had some other issues that from what I've read, would probably truly help me. Have you ever taken it yourself?

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Ken on 16 Sep, 2015 09:01 PM

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    I have taken pregnenolone for the past 3 years ..

    • I do not believe Dr. Ron would recommend pregnenolone if it was not safe. Do a search on Dr. Ron Rosedale, see if he has had a lawsuit for recommending pregnenolone, you can be sure if there was a lawsuit and he lost, it would be posted everywhere. There are all kind of ambulance chasing lawyers out there that would jump all over it.

    • Pazz, nothing wrong with being cautious, but don't let doubts dictate -- you will forever place yourself between a rock and a hard place, (in other words - stress yourself), which will elevate your cortisol.

    Ken/   Rosedale Support Team

  8. 8 Posted by Kle on 16 Sep, 2015 09:16 PM

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    Ha ha Ken - yeah you are right!

    Anyway I don't doubt about dr. Rosedale at all. I am just saying that I don't think it could be good for everyone and by reading feedbacks around about side effects that people had with it (for example you can read it on Iherb etc.) surely it's clear that every individual has specific issues and organism. Even dr. Rosedale writes in his Book that Arginine may not be good for people with a certain condition. He doesn't write that for all the suggested supplements and I miss that. That's all.

    When I receive the proper answer to my question, I can assure you that I relax a lot and my cortisol stop raising LOL

  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by Ken on 16 Sep, 2015 09:44 PM

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    Ah yes, We perfectionist seek that most elusive, "perfect answer", which is almost non-existent - though doubts torment us at times, we make great brain surgeons and scientists.   ;)

    Ken/   Rosedale Support Team

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