Just another update here, so I can remember.
I’m doing pretty well. I have mostly good days now. I still get days here and there where I feel like being a lazy blob, but they are far fewer than they used to be. However, my sleep requirement has shot back up to 10 hours a day. I had gotten it down to 8.5-9 hours after I had been on GAPS for maybe a month. I was eating more liver and oysters at that point, which could be why. I’ve gotten lazy and have only been taking glandular supplements. They help my energy, but maybe not enough. Could be something else, though. I’m not sure. Could be that our blinds are open at night a lot to let cool air in but also letting in the street light. Could be that I am taking chlorella every day, which detoxes. I take it because it is supposed to trap mercury before it can get into the tissues in the body, and carry it out of the body. In this way, I am hoping to prevent too much more mercury from contaminating my organs. I’m probably not even taking enough–I just take two tabs after I brush my teeth (I’m assuming that brushing releases more mercury than eating does, but I could be wrong).
As for those fillings…I am really dragging my feet about going to the dentist and having them removed. It’s a little scary for me. And I know it will be expensive. And, I am practically handicapped when it comes to making appointments. I used to have an irrational fear of talking on the phone, and even though I’m not scared anymore, I still hate making phone calls. I’m actually reading Hal Huggins’ It’s All in Your Head, a book about the toxicity of amalgam fillings. Should help push me into making that appointment.
About a week ago I started getting some mild anxiety. I realized it was because I was low on zinc and magnesium. I hadn’t had beef in a while and I’ve not been good about drinking enough bone broth. So I took supplements and ate a bunch of beef and felt much better. I just love that I knew exactly what was wrong with me and how to treat it–with nutrition. It even works faster than Prozac.
I have been a little bit snappy this week as my period was approaching. Maybe if I was really on top of eating well, I would have no PMS symptoms, but being snappy is worlds better than what I used to go through. Having no symptoms would seem like a miracle.
This last week I learned that our dairy farmer has a pregnant cow that is due in two months. He’s really a great dairy farmer. I mean, really, really wonderful. He has guernseys which produce exceptionally healthy A2/A2 milk, and they are 100% grassfed. He says they are one of only three dairies in the US that produce this high standard of milk. However, he is not so great at communication. His store is self-serve, which means I almost never see him. All communications are through email. He doesn’t have a blog, and I wish he did. So it came as a shock to me to find only one half gallon of milk for me in the fridge this last week instead of three half gallons, because they had dried off the pregnant cow (it’s standard to dry them off two months before calving). I honestly thought I would cry. I wanted to. We are so dependent on that milk and there is no equal replacement near us. I’ve had to settle for pasteurized grassfed cheese from New Zealand and a raw (not grassfed) cheese that are sold at Trader Joe’s, and a grassfed pasteurized milk that is brand new from Organic Valley and sold at New Seasons, our grocery store. The milk I have used to make yogurt. We will have to try to eat more cheese and then also more fruit for additional carbs.
Unfortunately, Little Boy still gets psycho when he eats too much fruit. It’s so hard to feed him balanced meals without milk sometimes. I wish I could hog the milk up for myself since I am trying to heal and prep my body for pregnancy, but I can’t let him go without milk when he needs it. I hate this rationing thing. It really sucks.
Anyway, I think that’s it. We are enjoying summer and I am actually tanner than I usually get, so hopefully that means I’m getting enough vitamin D. Oh, wait, one other thing. I’ve gained weight. Belly fat to be precise. I’m wondering if this is also from the street light at night, or just eating too much, or something else. I’m not too worried at this point, though. Anyway, overall, things are pretty good.