Called in sick today, because god knows I am sick. I would like to cut this itching nose off of my face.
However.... I have not taken any medicine and I'm very proud of this. Nothing extra that my liver will just have to detoxify. And I can't tell any difference. I feel no better or worse than when I do take medicine.
Another thing. For the first time in my life I can be sick and not have to eat. It feels so incredibly good just to give everything a rest. I've always wanted to be able to do this, but in the past hunger always drove me to eat even though I knew what my body really needed was a break from digesting in order to concentrate on healing. Now, thanks to going Primal, I can do that.
I do wonder though if part of the reason I got sick was because I stopped taking fish oil a couple of weeks ago in case it might be causing the rash on my legs. It didn't work, but I didn't add it back in as I was still taking things out. However, now I have found the site Gut Sense and have read enough about it today that I feel confident that by following this doctor's program I will solve my eczema/rash problem as well as others.
I especially like that he mentions how people who start a low carb/low fiber diet often can't stick with it due to constipation and other problems that occur. And the fact that I have continued to have constipation since I started eating primal has surprised me especially considering all the fat I've been eating. I thought the fat would fix it. Now I know why it hasn't. I also appreciate all the information he gives on why fiber is not good for us.
And another piece of the puzzle clicks into place ......
Later that night .....
About 5 PM I drank a shake of coconut milk blended with frozen strawberries, but I think it was too much all at once and spiked my insulin because I was craving carbs a few hours later. I did cave and make a cheese quesadilla with a low carb tortilla, cheddar cheese and jalapeno peppers. Not too awfully bad though and the jalapenos sure helped to open up my sinuses. :-)