@ Balance: Yup, I'm planning on giving GAPS a go after the holidays. For now, I'm just going to try to eat a lot of bone broth to see if it helps at all. The primal diet does seem pretty compatible with GAPS and my diet is already very strict, so it won't be a huge jump. How long did it take for your digestive troubles to abate?
I scooped a small bowl of bone broth from the slow cooker and downed it over the course of a half hour. SO MUCH FAT UGHHHH. It was almost like drinking beef-flavored olive oil, but I figured "hey, that must be the healing stuff!" and drank it all dutifully. I took a nap and woke up about an hour later feeling very nauseous and gross, like when I had too much coconut milk. Definitely overdid it, and am sipping on ginger tea right now to stop the wonderful waves of barfiness. I think I'm gonna have to skim the fat from the top or use less fatty bones next time; the knuckle bones had quite a bit of fat on 'em and I left it on. Lesson: learned!
Hands are like ice, and feet are only slightly warmer. Face has a thin layer of dead skin and blackheads, but the inflamed acne isn't bad at all; just one big one on my chin and a few smaller ones scattered about. I've just been washing with emu + castor oil at night and using emu oil in the morning to give my skin a break.
Gonna wait until the holiday is over and then e-mail my doc to see if he can raise my dosage of Armour or prescribe me some T3 to help with the dry skin/hair and cold extremities.
Went for a two hour walk around the pond near my house today. It was snowing lightly and I had a great time just poking around taking some pictures. Photography is definitely my form of "play"; I always climb all over things or get down on my belly when I have a camera in hand, no matter where I am. It's been far too long since I've picked up my camera.