Ok, so I cut out plants mostly for the last four-five days. Strictly carnivore. A bit of cream, a few spices, cheese, eggs. Almost immediately my wrinkles softened, my skin was moister, my muscle tone improved, and my mood improved–almost euphoria at times. And I think I lost a pound or two. It was surprising how fast, too.
I had eggs, cheese, oysters, steaks, chicken, etc. Heavy cream.
My thought is that I may have allergies and autoimmune problems so plants don’t agree with me. I suspect, though, that fiber is really not all it’s cracked up to be. That it’s fiber in bulk that is the problem It’s possible they increase gut inflammation rather than the reverse. They constipate me instead of the reverse. It makes sense to me that if fiber helps remove unhealthy fats (I eat just healthy ones), it also removes nutrients I need. Makes sense to me. Maybe I need more protein than other people. Or all of the above.
New plan of action: Plants as condiments. A few onions, a few mushrooms, garlic and plants as spices, like cilantro, but lettuce and broccoli in very small amounts. Opposite of what they say: meat as condiments. Nope.
But I plan to keep the Berberine that brought my cholesterol in line, cod liver oil, magnesium, and the homocysteine supplement. Eat a few plants here or there, especially spices, fresh spices. But little bulk as fiber.
Happy Sunday! MSU (I went there my freshman year and lived outside East Lansing) beat Duke tonight! We made it to the fabulous four and will play Texas Tech Saturday. GO GREEN!
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I love words so I write them. I’ve been doing that since I was old enough to read. I am a published literary writer and I was an adjunct English professor at Northern Michigan University for many years. I write and live and love off the grid on 35 acres and a trout stream in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with my son, Joshua, who has Down Syndrome, and with an English Shepherd dog named Maggie, and with my husband when he can make it here which isn’t often. This blog started out being about my work, and it will continue to be. ( I’m working on a novel about premonitions and dreams.) But this blog is also about living off the grid and about my experimentation with diet—most recently the Carnivore Diet. I started on the Ketogenic diet, but have moved into Carnivore. How long, I don’t know. But I’ve become interest in the effects of diet on not just my health, but on creativity. And I’m interested in the effects of the diet on my dreams.
Ah, dreams... The day before my son was born, my mother “dreamed” or was told my son would have Down Syndrome, something she told my brother ahead of time. I’ve never known what to make of that. So I’m interested in prophetic dreams, lucid dreaming, creativity and dreams, night terrors. Who isn't interested in that? I’m interested in Freud (more Jung) and Einstein’s theories of time and how their ideas inform my dreams. I’m interested in mining a deeper relationship with a dream world not confined to daytime experiences, and how the night might inform a more fully imagined daytime “reality.” And vice-versa. Which is the dream?? I’m exploring dreams of all sorts. Come explore with me…
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