I miss the desert, too. 104ºF in dry weather is about when I fold my cards. The cleansing-like effect of temperature extremes is rarely missed by people here in drizzle-ville NW Washington. I don't know what it is, but as the night gets cold and stays so dry, my skin just always felt so clean! People who haven't lived in the desert don't know what they are missing. Of course 92ºF here in Wa feels like 104ºF in California, so I can understand why people balk at such numbers if they haven't lived them.
Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.