I’ve been gone from the blog for a while but in the rest of my life I’ve been doing some serious thinking, researching, calculating, experimenting, and more thinking. I’ve been in such a cerebral place lately that I don’t think I’ve made eye contact with anyone but my daughter for like a week. I am the absentminded professor stereotype…mismatched socks, dishes piled in the sink…child eating Skittles for breakfast (hey – it was just Halloween!)…I offer a distracted wave when asked how my day was…because there is no “was” – my day is never really over when I get like this. I just keep going and going and going until the thousand-mile stare tells me it’s time for bed.
After much consideration, I’ve decided to give Ray Peat’s principles a try. I gave it a whirl a few weeks ago and didn’t feel awesome. Now I realize that was because I hadn’t yet given up processed foods and starches, and I was also taking T3 – two seriously confounding variables. In the last week I went about 5 days eating just orange juice, organic milk, cheese, some meat, liver (once), shellfish (once), and no starches, no processed foods, no thyroid hormones…and I felt great. It didn’t last because I felt so great I wanted to experiment with ThyroGold – a version of over-the-counter thyroid hormone supplement. And also I got sick (a cold) for the first time in about 5 months. The combination of ThyroGold and Robitussin was not good – my heart was racing and I felt like crap. I quit both and waited for the storm to pass. It did, and I’m better now. No more of either.
I want to get back to the feeling I had before I screwed it up by trying to make things even better.
Will report my progress, as well as relevant details, as usual.