GAPS Diary Day 13
GAPS Diary Day 13
I think I’m having a reaction to peas. I mentioned previously how before starting the diet that almost every morning I was waking up with a runny nose. Shortly after starting intro, that stopped, now over the last few day it has started again! I looked back over my posts and I think the symptoms started very mildly after adding peas to our diet. So I’m taking a few steps back and seeing what happens. The other possibility is that it could be a die off symptom, as I haven’t been having my detox baths lately. Since the body uses mucus to remove toxins from the systems, we may be having quite a lot of die off and detoxing happening over night and predominantly in the early mornings, and so that could also be the reason. Will make sure that I continue those baths. We will update you on how that goes…
Ben said to me this morning that he is feeling 25% better than normal. I think it would be even more than that if he wasn’t constipated. He has been having carrot juice to try and combat that, so far not much luck. I have ordered a few things in the supplement orders to hopefully help with that as well. We are also thinking about starting him on yoghurt, so that he can get some of those probiotics down into the lower parts of the digestive system. So I will keep you up dated on that one as well.
Providing us with much fun at the moment is a bout of hiccups, which he is finding hilarious! While there is not poo, there may well be wee which will come easily if he keeps laughing and hiccuping like this. (joking! nothing to worry about, just a drink going down wrong).
I was asked today how I am feeling, I’m feeling quite good, but it would be great if I can get rid of this runny nose again. Currently I have Lamb and beef stock on the stove at the moment. I can’t believe that we have been through well over 22 litres of stock so far.
We were talking today about how so much of our lives are about food. One of the interesting parts about being on this diet is looking for ways to socialize and entertainment that doesn’t involve food. We were thinking of going to the movies last week but didn’t think that we could handle the smell of popcorn and the thought of sweets as well as soft drink were too much. I suggested to Ben that he should go play with his guitar to take his mind off it, which later he thanked me for. It helped brighten his mood.
See you tomorrow for our two week anniversary of being on GAPS.