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  • Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
    On using baking soda for skin cleansing: some people are more sensitive to it than others. Personally, I can do it a few times a week (splashing with cold water after to close the pores) and my skin looks & feels great. I apply a very light amount of unscented lotion after. If it seems like it's doing more harm than good after a little while, try adjusting the frequency of your scrub/wash. If i do it every day, my skin dries out.
    Indeed. I'm trying this: Baking wash then jojoba oil. Next day do nothing. Next day shave. Next day Baking soda wash then jojoba oil. Repeat. This was I'm not washing the same day as shaving and I give my skin a chance to heal. Splashing/rinsing with cold water really does help too!

    If this doesn't work I'll try African black soap which I just bought as a body wash. (Dr bronners gets expensive whereas the soap will last for a very long time, so I've heard.)

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    • I received some raw goat milk today

      It's very tasty and I can easily digest it. I tried making ice cream without heating the milk or adding eggs, but due to fat molecules, it doesn't form like normal pasteurised ice cream does.

      The farmer also informed me that because goat milk has no agglutinin, which is the stuff that makes cows milk separate into thick cream on top, the consistency of the ice cream isn't great. (Agglutinin is very allergic, so the fact that goats milk doesn't have it makes it a lot easier to tolerate - but it doesn't raise a cream the way cow's milk does.)

      Can I drink too much milk? I mean, if I have 180ml Kefir (recommended amount per day) plus say, 300ml raw milk and some ice cream or cheese? I'm actually thinking about investing my money in dairy more so than meat, just because I feel much better with it. This high quality dairy isn't cheap at all so I will have to make some compromises, but will never cut out meat entirely. (I like to plan ahead so knowing what my options are and what they provide me with are essential)

      I'll still drink the shop-bought OJ for now, as I plan on buying a juicer when my leafy greens grow. I think that by drinking the milk and eating a lot of fruit, I won't have t rely as much on the fruit juices, even if they are freshly made at home.

      My food pyramid would now look something like this (bearing in mind that it's not easy to picture a plate of milk/cheese compared to some meat)

      Raw Fruit
      Dairy
      Meat (almost all Minced Lamb)
      Chicken
      Fish (salmon, pilchards)
      Greens (juiced)
      Organ Meat / Bone Broth
      Coconut oil
      Nut Flour / Eggs (only when baking which is very rare/monthly)

      This is a complete 180 on my diet a few months ago but I feel so much better now.

      Skin hasn't improved but it takes a long time and I know that now.

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      • I once had homemade goat milk ice cream at a ranch in Montana (the milk was from goats raised on the ranch), and it was SO good. Best ice cream I've ever had.

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        • Originally posted by serenity View Post
          I once had homemade goat milk ice cream at a ranch in Montana (the milk was from goats raised on the ranch), and it was SO good. Best ice cream I've ever had.
          It really does taste a lot better than even the premium stuff. (Organic Green & Blacks)!

          I'm actually looking at how to make RAW Goat cheese instead of using heat and lemon juice and curdling it... I think I need some starter culture but I'd much rather have most of the dairy raw, esp. when I'm paying 2/pint. (though if I buy 50 pints I save about 30%!)

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          • You need starter culture, rennet, and a recipe for the type of cheese you want to make. Look up a recipe first, because you may also want to get some other supplies, too.

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            • Originally posted by Nstocks View Post
              I received some raw goat milk today

              It's very tasty and I can easily digest it. I tried making ice cream without heating the milk or adding eggs, but due to fat molecules, it doesn't form like normal pasteurised ice cream does.

              The farmer also informed me that because goat milk has no agglutinin, which is the stuff that makes cows milk separate into thick cream on top, the consistency of the ice cream isn't great. (Agglutinin is very allergic, so the fact that goats milk doesn't have it makes it a lot easier to tolerate - but it doesn't raise a cream the way cow's milk does.)

              Can I drink too much milk? I mean, if I have 180ml Kefir (recommended amount per day) plus say, 300ml raw milk and some ice cream or cheese? I'm actually thinking about investing my money in dairy more so than meat, just because I feel much better with it. This high quality dairy isn't cheap at all so I will have to make some compromises, but will never cut out meat entirely. (I like to plan ahead so knowing what my options are and what they provide me with are essential)

              I'll still drink the shop-bought OJ for now, as I plan on buying a juicer when my leafy greens grow. I think that by drinking the milk and eating a lot of fruit, I won't have t rely as much on the fruit juices, even if they are freshly made at home.

              My food pyramid would now look something like this (bearing in mind that it's not easy to picture a plate of milk/cheese compared to some meat)

              Raw Fruit
              Dairy
              Meat (almost all Minced Lamb)
              Chicken
              Fish (salmon, pilchards)
              Greens (juiced)
              Organ Meat / Bone Broth
              Coconut oil
              Nut Flour / Eggs (only when baking which is very rare/monthly)

              This is a complete 180 on my diet a few months ago but I feel so much better now.

              Skin hasn't improved but it takes a long time and I know that now.
              I think this is a great addition to your diet and no there is no limit. You should eat as muh dairy as you can get a hold of. Awesome work, dude!

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              • Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
                You need starter culture, rennet, and a recipe for the type of cheese you want to make. Look up a recipe first, because you may also want to get some other supplies, too.
                It looks like there is a fair amount of stuff needed to make truly raw cheese... Hmmm, not sure about this yet but thanks for the heads up! Are there any extra benifits of making a hard cheese compared to a soft cheese? I like both but if one has more benifits, I'd probably look at making that one.
                Last edited by Nstocks; 05-15-2013, 01:02 PM.

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                • Originally posted by Zach View Post
                  I think this is a great addition to your diet and no there is no limit. You should eat as muh dairy as you can get a hold of. Awesome work, dude!
                  Thanks, I really feel much better now! Who'd have thought that the major food (groups) I've been avoiding for years are actually what I need back to regain health.

                  I'm so happy about all of this now and thank you so much Zach and everybody else for your advice. Whom knows where I'd be right now, had I not posted out about my Paleo problems! I'm slightly aching from exercises which is only a good thing - it means I'm actually working my muscles now!
                  Last edited by Nstocks; 05-15-2013, 03:02 PM.

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                  • Originally posted by Nstocks View Post
                    It looks like there is a fair amount of stuff needed to make truly raw cheese... Hmmm, not sure about this yet but thanks for the heads up! Are there any extra benifits of making a hard cheese compared to a soft cheese? I like both but if one has more benifits, I'd probably look at making that one.
                    Soft cheese will be ready to eat much, much sooner.

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                    • Yea id probably skip trying to make your own cheese. Any raw cheese you buy at a decent store moat likely will also be pastured. Just drink the milk and kefir and save your $.

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                      • Originally posted by Zach View Post
                        Yea id probably skip trying to make your own cheese. Any raw cheese you buy at a decent store moat likely will also be pastured. Just drink the milk and kefir and save your $.
                        I'm coming to think that's a better option. Either that or make a pasteurised cheese with the Raw milk: Homemade Goat Cheese | kiss my spatula | food + photography

                        I know of Raw goat cheese but it's very difficult to ship for some reason. The supermarkets don't sell raw cheese but they do have a soft and hard cheese. (Can never find organic) I only really want goat cheese because it's something good to add to any meal and is is quite savoury.

                        St Helen's Farm Goats Cheese 240G - Groceries - Tesco Groceries

                        British Goats Cheese 125G - Groceries - Tesco Groceries

                        In general, is there any benefit of buying hard vs soft cheese?

                        Depending on how my strawberry ice cream turns out tomorrow, I will stick to kefir, milk and ice cream. Good thing is that I can freeze it all so I can buy in bulk. (It's actually shopped frozen unless fresh is requested, in my case it was so I could make ice cream) It's great that I've been in direct contact with the farmer, seen the goats, and had them milked specifically for my order. I'm all for spending more money on this - It pleases me also to know that the goats have names, not numbers and are very well cared for.
                        Last edited by Nstocks; 05-15-2013, 04:05 PM.

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                        • Thats awesome, im jealous! I live in a State where raw milk is illegal. I can only get raw cheese if it is older then 60 days. Raw milk ice cream sounds like the best thing ever!

                          I dont know of many differences between the cheeses. Sift may have a higher k2 content and maybe easier to digest but that could he completely false. Probably one of thise things where worrying about it is worse then the actual choice.

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                          • Hey Zach, I hope you don't mind a couple of questions here on your journal for you. I'm hypothyroid, actually mostly likely hashi's. I'm on Naturethroid. Last summer I tried a couple months low carb and then VLC and it did me in. Recently I've added some of the Ray Peat things into my day.

                            -Carbs mostly from fruit-for now I've cut out most veggies bc I know I need more carbs.
                            -Daily aspirin. It has helped so much with inflammation!
                            -I take niacinamide.
                            -I've been having a raw carrot or a carrot salad for about the past week. I'm pretty sure I have high estrogen. I'll be tested as soon as I can get back to my naturopath.

                            I'm a fairly active female and in the gym about 5 days a week either lifting, sprinting and whatever else I feel like. Btw, I'm also type 1 diabetic. The carbs really do help with insulin resistance. I would rather have a few bigger boluses than have a chronically high basal drip of insulin and still fighting insulin resistance. Just my n=1.

                            Also, my heart rate in now usually in the 60's-70's. It has been as low as in the 50's! And I thought it was bc I was fit. lol
                            I'm also noticing that I'm staying warmer now.

                            What are your thoughts on IF? Even with the thyroid stuff I deal with do you think it would be beneficial for me to IF a couple of times a week?

                            Any advice would be appreciated! Thank you for your posts on this forum.

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                            • Originally posted by brookesam View Post
                              Hey Zach, I hope you don't mind a couple of questions here on your journal for you. I'm hypothyroid, actually mostly likely hashi's. I'm on Naturethroid. Last summer I tried a couple months low carb and then VLC and it did me in. Recently I've added some of the Ray Peat things into my day.

                              -Carbs mostly from fruit-for now I've cut out most veggies bc I know I need more carbs.
                              -Daily aspirin. It has helped so much with inflammation!
                              -I take niacinamide.
                              -I've been having a raw carrot or a carrot salad for about the past week. I'm pretty sure I have high estrogen. I'll be tested as soon as I can get back to my naturopath.

                              I'm a fairly active female and in the gym about 5 days a week either lifting, sprinting and whatever else I feel like. Btw, I'm also type 1 diabetic. The carbs really do help with insulin resistance. I would rather have a few bigger boluses than have a chronically high basal drip of insulin and still fighting insulin resistance. Just my n=1.

                              Also, my heart rate in now usually in the 60's-70's. It has been as low as in the 50's! And I thought it was bc I was fit. lol
                              I'm also noticing that I'm staying warmer now.

                              What are your thoughts on IF? Even with the thyroid stuff I deal with do you think it would be beneficial for me to IF a couple of times a week?

                              Any advice would be appreciated! Thank you for your posts on this forum.
                              Hi Brookesam!

                              Well first things first, you should get properly diagnosed and find out what type of hypo you are. Is Naturethyroid a prescription or an over the counter medication?

                              I think you are very much on the right track. There is a lot of research showing that a diabetics actually do better on higher carbs from the right sources. Definitely stick to fruit as your main source since and you probably should eat a few veggies of some kind for a bit more fiber. Although fruit and carrot salad is pretty good. Whats the rest of your diet look like? I like that you are in the gym that much, diabetics do much better when physically active.

                              No i dont think IF is beneficial. I do personally like to cut foods a few hours before bed and a few hours after waking, so i guess this is a mini fast. This is personal though and since you are type 1, i dont feel comfortable giving you calorie timing advice. My advice would just be to do a bit of experimenting.

                              What are your main problems besides hypo and maybe high estrogen? Are you trying to lose fat?

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                              • Originally posted by Zach View Post
                                Hi Brookesam!

                                Well first things first, you should get properly diagnosed and find out what type of hypo you are. Is Naturethyroid a prescription or an over the counter medication?

                                I think you are very much on the right track. There is a lot of research showing that a diabetics actually do better on higher carbs from the right sources. Definitely stick to fruit as your main source since and you probably should eat a few veggies of some kind for a bit more fiber. Although fruit and carrot salad is pretty good. Whats the rest of your diet look like? I like that you are in the gym that much, diabetics do much better when physically active.

                                No i dont think IF is beneficial. I do personally like to cut foods a few hours before bed and a few hours after waking, so i guess this is a mini fast. This is personal though and since you are type 1, i dont feel comfortable giving you calorie timing advice. My advice would just be to do a bit of experimenting.

                                What are your main problems besides hypo and maybe high estrogen? Are you trying to lose fat?
                                Naturethroid is like Armour, its a form of NDT. It's a prescription. I'm up to 3.5 grains right now. Last month my labs showed I was still hypo at 3 grains and I felt hypo too. The reason I say probably Hashi's is bc I have high antibodies. I had a recent ultrasound that showed a cyst on my thyroid. It wasn't inflamed and very tiny so there isn't a need to biopsy.

                                I usually eat about 4 meals a day and I'll eat a banana 1-2 times a day when my blood sugar drops. My meals are mostly protein and carbs and a little fat these days bc I want to lose some of the weight I've gained in the past year. For protein I usually eat eggs. egg whites, grassfed ground beef, goat cheese, and occasionally canned tuna (soy free). I eat roasted carrots and canned pumpkin and also fruit for carbs. I use coconut oil for cooking and eat shredded coconut also. I've been trying to make sure I have more carbs than protein and that's helping with a lot of things. I also have about 4 tbs of beef unflavored gelatin a day. Over the last month I've cut out the skinless chicken tenderloins I would eat for lean protein.


                                My goal is to lose some of this fat I've gained!
                                I thought that when I got on NDT that it would be easy for me to lose some extra fat so I started lifting heavy and doing a 5x5 workout. I was thinking, "I'm about to get really buff!" haha I gained some muscle but in the process I gained some fat. I'm about 8-10lbs heavier than I was a year ago. I've only gone up one size in clothing but this is not fun! I was reading recently either something that Ray Peat or Danny Roddy wrote and it talked about how when a person supplements T3 that sometimes it can show that they have an underlying low metabolism bc their body was running on stress hormones before and staying slim that way. I think when I started on the Naturethroid it just showed I had a low metabolic rate and I didn't have the stress hormones kicking in as much to keep me from gaining weight. Does that make sense?

                                I have experimented with IF and it didn't do much for insulin resistance. I still had to give small boluses of insulin even without food. So that's good to know that these things aren't just in my head.

                                I don't really have any other problems besides hypo and trying to fix a low metabolism.
                                Thanks Zach!

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