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I’ve finally been good on my carnivore diet again for the last week or so. I still haven’t gotten my gastritis to completely calm down (I seem to get inflammation in my transverse colon, have all my life — I can feel it across the middle of my abdomen) and it causes esophagus inflammation and the whole stomach to get off). But it’s improving for sure. Slowly.
I think part of the problem is that I am still taking supplements because I am trying to boost my immune system, but I think I am going to skip them for at least a week altogether. Even the melatonin for a bit. Though that really improves sleep, I am afraid perhaps it is keeping me from the mood lift in the mornings I usually get from carnivore. That’s the plan.
But my skin is improving and I’ve lost about 4 pounds of the 8 plus maybe I’d gained. I have about 4 1/2 to go to get back where I was, but when I lose weight, it doesn’t feel like fat so much as inflammation leaving my body. And of course, as you readjust to a good diet, you can have flu symptoms as the oxalates or sugars leave your body.
Will report back soon.
The exercise and meditation are helping. Now a good hour on my novel.
Happy Wednesday again.
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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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Interesting how you say it doesn’t feel like fat but inflammation – I feel the same way. When I clean up and begin eating well I always lose “swelling” and immediately start to feel better.