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What if we make the same mistake and end up stinking up our states?
Eating lots but still hungry? Eat more fat. Mid-day sluggishness? Eat more fat. Feeling depressed or irritable? Eat more fat. People think you've developed an eating disorder? Eat more fat... in front of them.
SassaFrass88 - Coming in a little late here, but it could well be deficiencies. Have you been eating organs & bones (broth) during your carnivore phase?
If you go super-low-carb for longer periods I think it's important to make sure you're getting the entire gamut of vitamins from the various meat parts. So, vitamin B & C in organ meats, calcium in bone broth. Liver is especially important for B vitamins (should really be eaten weekly), heart for certain minerals etc. Ideally some cuts should be eaten raw, too. Without the organs & broth I do think there's deficiencies. If you really like the carnivore thing the book "Nourishing Traditions" by Sally Fallon goes thro' prep of bone broth, organs and various fermented foods.
For the last three winters I unexpectedly reeked of maple syrup. Not just a light scent, I mean if you walked into my bedroom it would smack you in the face maple syrup aroma. My doctors couldn't explain it and they ran a bunch of tests.
Sometimes weird smells just happen, glad you got yours dealt with. As for me, anywhere I went people (random people I don't know or wasn't even talking to) would comment loudly to themselves "Man, I could really go for some pancakes right now, I don't even know why!"
Seems to only be a winter thing, so I'm hoping for no encores this winter.
CaveGirl: That's hilarious. So you were responsible for people indulging in non-primal foods. Hey better maple syrup than garlic or onion.
Nina: I recently got NT from Amazon and I think it's a fascinating read. Just yesterday, my mum made a batch of Indian-style mutton bone broth and I told myself I was going to make it often. And the bones are dirt cheap to boot. I could throw in a few days of no-meat, bone broth-only into the mix. What organs/cuts do you recommend eating raw? I know WAPF recommends feeding babies with raw grated liver.
I get sores in the corners of my mouth. I used to get them when I was little. They reappeared when I first went primal last year. I know they are exacerbated by acid foods, like citrus, tomatoes, etc, but I don't think they are caused by their consumption. I've read that it is possibly a candida problem, or might be a fungal thing. Sounds gross, but yeast and fungus live on your skin, sometimes things get out of control.
The other thing I developed suddenly was seb derm on my forehead and hairline. That disappeared once I regularly started using anti-fungal and hydrocortisone on it. Still waiting for the appointment with a dermatologist.
I'm suspecting hormonal fluctuations, since there were some changes in my cycle. But I am on the same BC I've been on for 6+ years, and thought that this prevents hormonal fluctuations. I imagine diet influences hormones, anyone have a good primal-oriented reference for this?
@maba - yeah, I really enjoyed the NT book. We made our 1st bone-broth a few weeks back. It was lovely! We're still experimenting w/ the organ thing...and haven't (yet) done any raw stuff, but I'm working on it. In the meantime we're experimenting with grass-fed freeze-dried organ supplements from Dr.Ron's (http://www.drrons.com/organ-delight-...-superfood.htm). I know we don't eat enough organ, so I wanted to try it out for a while until I could work out some recipe's that would get more organ into our daily foods (I DO love liverpate, so I know that'll be one way).
CaveGirl - Did the doctors check to see if you were processing BCAA amino acids properly? There is a genetic disorder called Maple Syrup Urine Disease which usually affects infants where they are lacking an enzyme that breaks down specific amino acids in proteins. Apparently very high protein diets can produce the same smell. Perhaps you are just not metabolizing all of your protein intake correctly?