The title might have made a few of you giggle or even scratch your heads in confusion. This post has been about a week in the making and a good reason for my absence on A Pinch of Ginger.
First let’s jump into Pinterest. No lie- our house smelled like something had died in it earlier this week. It’s amazing to me how this can happen since I clean once a week and tidy the house daily. Nonetheless, I needed a solution that did not include lighting candles in every corner and burning our house down. Thanks to Pinterest and the brilliant DIY section, I
found the popular repined recipe of lemons and rosemary to fill my home with the scent of Williams and Sonoma. I filled a pot ½ way with water, added two thinly sliced lemons and ½ pack of Rosemary. I let them boil for about 20 minutes and
the whole house smelled of freshness. I highly recommend this little trick after cleaning. It will help the clean smell last a little longer. And not to mention, since the POG house is old and has plaster walls, it holds the smell much longer.
Well Paleo and my Pancreas go hand-in-hand. As many of my readers know, I have been eating and living a Paleo lifestyle for about a year. That means, no grains, no sugar (high fructose corn syrup etc), no dairy, no legumes. The no dairy and alcohol has been an addition of the last two months since I have been trying to eat with a Whole 30 mindset.
Last Tuesday, the BF made Laura’s Change your Life Chicken for dinner with some delicious roasted veggies. I devoured them as usual and about an hour or two later was feeling a bit ill. At about 11pm Tuesday night I awoke running to the bathroom to throw up and did not stop until about 4:45 am when I finally asked the BF to take me to the ER. I had eliminated everything that was in my stomach without relief of nausea and pain.
After some IV liquids and anti-nausea meds, they sent me home and to my personal doctor for follow up. She had suggested this could be a bout of pancreatitis. This would not be a far stretch considering I do not have my gallbladder and eat a diet very high in fat that my body is unable to process.
You’re probably wondering “why is she sharing this?” I hope that knowledge is power and this might help someone else experience similar symptoms. I had frequent warning signs that my body was not able to handle the current state of my food intake. I was frequently running off to the bathroom, bouts of nausea after meals, lots of burping and stomach gurgling occurred AFTER I ate.
So now what? I still feel a bit queasy and tailoring my diet will help alleviate that feeling. Am I giving up on Paleo? Heck no. But I am modifying how I approach the lifestyle. You see, I took Paleo as a ‘blanket lifestyle’ method that really cannot be the same for all. We each have different health needs and our diet should be tailored to accommodate them. I am now in the middle of reading Practical Paleo and plan to follow an autoimmune Paleo Plan. I will get into the details of that later this week along with some tasty recipes that fall within the meal plan.
The moral of todays story : Don’t Procrastinate! Listen to your body- what you put off today will come back to bite you later.
Question of the Day: What is your favorite DIY tip found on Pinterest? Enlighten me! I want to try them all!