The autoimmune diet continues. Basically no dairy, eggs, nuts, seeds, grains, legumes, nightshades, alcohol, added sugar. It's pretty limiting but I've gotten fairly used to it. I am a creature of habit so once I got my new routine down it's been fairly smooth. Going on 7 weeks now and I'm only just now playing around with adding a couple things back in. Seed spices like nutmeg, some ghee from grass-fed cows, egg yolks. To my surprise and dismay, I noticed the numbness and tingling a lot more the days following the egg yolks. No fun. I mean, we have chickens! I love eggs! We'll see.
So - loads of veggies. Loads of coconut in all forms (including the homemade coconut milk above, and the flour that results). Some fruit. Some meat. Lots of soups still. A whole lot of butternut and spaghetti squash. Greens. Sweet Potatoes. Repeat, repeat, repeat. I was actually telling a friend just yesterday that I hadn't been noticing the numbness and tingling much these days and then last night and today it's been worse again. I had the egg yolks in 'pancakes' (I am using that word ever so loosely here- they were basically banana or pumpkin with a couple egg yolks and some coconut milk and maybe a spoonful of coconut flour- they left a lot to be desired) Saturday and Monday morning. And then the symptoms returned. Could be something else, who knows. Such a rabbit hole, all of this. The reading and the experimenting and the mindfulness-ing. Sigh.
Anyway, books. Along with a fairly sizable stack of books on autoimmune fun and thyroid health, I've been keeping up with my fiction reads as well. Here is where I admit to having never read To Kill a Mockingbird before (there may have been some cliff notes action in high school, but I think we were just assigned other books and then I never picked it up in adulthood), so I read that and Go Set a Watchman recently. The books pictured above. I have Braiding Sweetgrass and News of the World up next. Also, Hillbilly Elegy. Anyone read that? I am hearing mixed reviews. Mike just read it and if I'm quick I can maybe read his copy before it's due instead of having to wait until it's my turn in the library queue.
For now, time to go hit the hay and finish reading about this grumpy old Ove.