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Seeking out the big guns
Man-o-man my days have become about survival at the moment. A quick glance in the mirror in the morning prior to hopping in the shower reveals some nice racoon style dark circles under my eyes.
After reading his excellent book ‘The Fourfold Path to Healing’ I have decided to approach Dr Cowan. With his wide range of knowledge I’m hoping his expertise might be able to help me understand what’s going on with my rather annoying body. I opted for the ‘community support’ option as I have a habit of being a little jumpy when it comes to treatments, so I’m hoping this will put me on the straight and narrow with ongoing support and discussion.
Unloading my symptom set and sharing my dietary woes will be fun for him! Although perhaps to keep the consultation fee a little cheaper I could perhaps try a quick summary along the lines of ‘gut damaged, liver and gallbladder shot, exhausted….go!’
Can’t remember if I mentioned and haven’t got the energy to check my previous post, but I am trialling some non GAPs starchy carbs in my diet, in very small amounts – about an additional 20g a day). Doesn’t sound like much but going from practically zero which I’ve been at for a few months now is likely to be a bit of a shock to the system and I can confirm it is…I think. Gunning for just sweet potato’s at the moment which are a touch gentler on the GI index than others. Does mean that I do end up having some meals that are ‘meat and potatoes’, pretty much consider taboo to your average modern nutritionist.
Also decided to brew some beet kvass. Apparently without the whey it takes a around a month in the fridge after room temperature fermentation so I’ve plenty of time to decide whether I’ll actually use it. Fermentation scares me a little, ‘am I doing it right?’ ‘Is that mold or a sign of good bacteria?’ but even I can’t mess up beets, water and salt……I hope. Day 2 taste check = pretty salty.
If anything it’s nice to look at in my room….
That’s me done. Off to drain some minutes on the PS3 as Batman. Wonder what ferments he’s got brewing as he looks in pretty good health.
Right, think positive…I can ‘beet’ this…….