So today I felt pretty shitty. Had a weird ache high in my right hip, down through the quadriceps and into my knee. Moving around or sitting didn't help, so I succumbed to 3 ibuprofen tabs. Also the coughing is worse. So I didn't do much today except go visit my FIL in the rehab facility (he's 91, lives alone and recently had a fall). Food has been still very primal. I've had no grain products now for 2 solid weeks. Just this afternoon it dawned on me that I haven't had any 'painful or rough digestions' in that whole time. Not like I used to have. Every week or 10 days or so I'd have this bout of near-cramping lower GI tract pain that I couldn't attribute to a specific food (like this happens whenever I eat X). I just chalked it up to how I am, but now that I've gone two weeks with no incident, I bet it was wheat/gluten in origin.
And so in light of my general malaise, I've taken it easy today and listened to a few podcasts from Abel James. Interviews with Mark, Rob Wolfe and Tom Noughton which remind me that these guys are not talking about always and never scenarios, but instead advise to adjust within the blueprint for your own needs and body. Someone said that the Paleo/Primal ideal is just a framework to work your decisions and I agree. I'd like to find a woman's blog/podcast that's as engaging and anti-BS and cupcake-y.
Anyway, today food went like this -
B | coffee | omelet w/bratwurst, spinach & cheddar | 4 oz V8
L | cuke & tomato & cheese | pistachios | 1 bratwurst
S | pepper and celery slices | cheese | pistachios | toasted nuts
PDD | 04 Marilyn Remark Petite Sirah
D | pork shoulder (pulled pork) roasted on the grill all day | salad | cauli/broc blend | some Pinot that we haven't chosen yet
And in a continuing saga of Stuff I should have Thought All the Way Through -
The human brain is mostly made up of fat.
I know that to tan an animal hide, you need fat, but it's often streaky and difficult, but a slurry made up of the animal's brain usually does the trick with just enough material in the brain to tan the hide. Duh...of course it works better, it's still fat, just a different type. Ugh. I knew this, but didn't think it through.