Step #4: Rediscover Your Confidence Unfortunately, most physicians are not familiar with the research on the safety of ultralow-dose hydrocortisone. In fact, I had been so indoctrinated about the dangers of prednisone (cortisone) in medical school that it took me three years of researching the scientific literature to get comfortable with this approach. But the research showed that using doses of 20 milligrams of hydrocortisone (equivalent to about 4 milligrams of prednisone) or less daily was quite safe overall. It was the higher doses that were toxic. For those of you who would like to have more information on this, I highly recommend the article Safe Uses of Cortisol by the late Case Western Reserve University endocrinologist and professor William Jefferies. The article is out of print but available from online vendors for about $60. The article is well worth it, if needed for peace of mind. He routinely would give patients with CFS/FMS 20 milligrams of cortisol daily over the long term, and he did so safely. Most often, I use 5 to 15 milligrams daily. Most people find that either taking it all in the morning, or about two-thirds in the morning and one-third at lunchtime works the best. Praising her false and grandiose attitudes and behaviors is like throwing your money down a hole. Don't waste your love and support. Place it where it bears good fruit. Don't forget compassion: Have you failed to offer compassion to the entitled individuals in your life and sphere of influence? If so, ask God to help you maintain wise and reasonable limits but at the same time remember that their attitude is not wholly of their own choice. Look at your own pocket entitlements and take charge of them. What you notice tends to improve over time. Review the list of the causes of entitlement. Do you understand the how that affected the entitled persons in your life?
Check to see how you might have been influenced as well. They absorb stress and emotions all throughout the day, which makes them, feel exhausted by night. Sleeping seven to eight hours per day is usually enough, but there are certain times when you need more time to rest. Indulge yourself by sleeping in early or staying for one more hour in bed--if you are not missing other important activities or other responsibilities. Taking brief power naps during the daytime has also been proven to be healing for empaths. Strategy #11: Step away from social media platforms and the news. A regular timeout from social media and the news is a necessary part of self-care routines for empaths. The content from those websites and the news of the day are observed to be likely triggers to the intense emotional reactions of empaths. Contrary to popular belief, empaths do not need to actually see or be with another person to absorb his or her energy. Reading their posts or listening to the news about the sufferings of other people are more than enough to cause a negative impact on the wellbeing of an empath. Therefore, you should include in your schedule a social media and news fasting every week. The awareness that you can rediscover yourself is the nurturer from within to assure the growth of your self-confidence in the calling of healing. As you lean in with the curiosity to know, you will remember you have potential and can rise to be the healer you know yourself to be. Step #5: Align with Your Servant's Heart Once you rise as your Ideal Self, you will recognize the value and need for the shadow experiences. Maybe it is true that everything happens for a reason, including when, where, and how you are born into this world. Embrace every experience, choice, and action as invaluable with immense lessons that all play a part in moving forward with your purpose. Step #6: Do What You Love and Watch Abundance Follow Take charge, take on the mantle of being a healer without any further qualm. Own it now.
As you take the step forward, then another great law will manifest in your life. Some will take 2. Doses over 20 milligrams a day will start to cause adrenal suppression, putting your adrenal glands to sleep. Doses over 37. The Cortef (hydrocortisone) is the bioidentical hormone, and I find it works much better than prednisone. To summarize, if your CFS/FMS symptoms started suddenly after a viral infection, if you suffer from hypoglycemia (and irritability when hungry), or if you have recurrent infections that take a long time to resolve, you probably have underactive adrenal glands. About two-thirds of my severe CFS/FMS patients have underactive or marginally functioning adrenal glands or a decreased adrenal reserve. Although I go predominantly based on symptoms and response to treatment, a fasting morning cortisol under 14 mcg/dL, especially if the ACTH is under 25 pg/mL, or glycosylated hemoglobin of 5. I give the hydrocortisone (Cortef) along with the Adrenaplex supplement. Although I prefer natural products to pharmaceuticals, in this situation I am comfortable adding ultralow-dose standardized bioidentical cortisol to the natural therapies in those with CFS/FMS. This can markedly improve function and help your body heal. The rest of this article will help you cure the disease. GOD'S FRAMEWORK FOR THE RIGHT WAY OF LIFE WHAT DO YOU WANT TO ASK GOD, when you get to heaven? A friend asked me that question one night over a dinner at which spiritual issues had peppered our conversation. I thought for a moment and replied, I think I'd ask, `Are you sure you've done the right thing by letting me in here? He laughed. Then I asked, So what's yours? I'd say, `Why did you allow bad things to happen in the world? And why is that the one for you?
Because it bothers me so much, he said. This means that you would completely avoid browsing through your feeds. The television would have to be turned off to block whatever breaking news might disrupt your regular shows. Another method is to avoid using social media platforms or watching the news before going to bed. By doing so, you would be able to sleep better, which would ultimately do wonders to your physical and mental health. Strategy #12: Meditate. When it comes to negative energy, many empaths find meditation as one of the most valuable tools to combat stress and other disruptive environmental factors. Fortunately, you do not have to allow significant time for this activity. You could simply learn quick meditation techniques, and then practice them whenever you are feeling overwhelmed or tired. As you meditate, try to refocus your mind on yourself only. Do not think about other people or your responsibilities. The Law of Abundance! Watch for it, invite it in your call, and be the force you are! Step #7: Impostor Syndrome: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back A little reminder: as we are confined to work within the parameters of this earthly journey and contracted to learn handicapped by the veil of forgetfulness, we must continuously contend with the law of opposition. Again, the resistance that comes with this is the momentum to keep on going, even if, and most likely, you lose a step for every two steps forward. Now you know to just keep on trekking. Step #8: Who Am I as an Authentic Healer? At the end of the day, the greatest catalyst to remembering you are not a fraud - you are genuine and meant to rise - is the love you have for yourself! After all, you can only love another to the extent you love you.
There is no other way nor shortcutting this. DHEA and DHEA-S Although what this hormone does is not yet clear, DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is the most abundant hormone produced by the adrenal cortex. If it is low, you will feel poor. DHEA-S (dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate) levels normally decline with age but appear to drop prematurely in CFS/FMS patients. Patients often feel much better when their DHEA-S levels are brought to the mid-normal range for a twenty-nine-year-old. Most women need 5 to 10 milligrams a day (already present in the Adrenaplex) and men need 25 to 50 milligrams each morning. In women, half of their body's testosterone is made from adrenal DHEA, so taking DHEA can also correct low testosterone levels. But more is not better. If you have side effects, such as acne or darkening of facial hair in women, this suggests the DHEA dose is too high. Interestingly, for women with autoimmune illnesses such as lupus, 200 milligrams a day of DHEA significantly improved how they felt. I don't understand why a loving God would allow kids to get sick and die, and tsunamis to destroy everything, and poverty to be so devastating. I thought for a while, then said, Yes, those are very, very sad and incomprehensible things. Absolutely. I often feel the same way. And they are things we won't know the why about until the other side of the grave. But there's another side to the question that is just as important. On one side is the sheer lack of any apparent justice or logic in the universe -- all of those things that you've just mentioned don't make sense. On the other side is our own resistance to our creatureliness. Creatureliness?