The strangest thing is happening. Yesterday and today I really didn’t want to eat at all. I did, because I have to with my supplements, but I’m not hungry and the thought of eating is not at all appealing. I don’t know if this will continue or not, but if it does, I imagine I’ll lose those extra few pounds I’ve put on recently – and then some. This might actually be the way it’s going to be, because as a person with leaky bowel syndrome (the result of a long-term H. pylori infection), I haven’t been getting the nutrition my food is supposed to provide, which results in me wanting to eat all the time because, even though I’m always eating, technically I’m also always starving. After three weeks on the H.pylori-killing mastica and a variety of gut healing goodies, it’s just possible that’s all changing now. Hmm, I wonder what that will be like long term? I’m supposed to be eating all sorts of good-for-me foods now, every color of the rainbow every day, but a few bites these past two days and it’s already more than I want. Maybe I’ll have little appetite until I’ve burned up all my sexy, voluptuous fat reserves and then my appetite will return (I can dream, cant I?).
So this is my current supplement routine:
As soon as I get up in the mornings, I drink a glass of water (it’s supposed to be warm water, but for some reason I can’t stomach that – it has to be room temp for me).
30 minutes or so later, acacia powder and diatomaceous earth with 20 ounces of water. This is kind of like drinking nice, clean dirt. In fact, that’s exactly what it’s like.
Whenever I get around to eating, which is usually a late breakfast or early lunch (sometime between 11 – 1), along with my food I get to take 14 pills (supplements, not drugs), which include Gamma E Complex (fancy vitamin E), Curcumin Phytosome (the bright orange powerful healing agent in turmeric), probiotics, both krill and coconut old, mastica (I don’t know what this is, some kind of herb I think, and it kills H. pylori), licorice root, B-complex and a whole food vitamin C. Again, lots of water involved.
I get the afternoons off, and then my dinner supplements total just 5 pills: another dose each of mastica, licorice root and vitamin C.
Around 9:30 I have another cocktail of acacia powder, diatomaceous earth and lots of water, and as a bedtime snack I get to mix it up with magnesium citrate and (you’re gonna love this) activated charcoal. Yes that’s right: charcoal. With, you guessed it, lots of water.
The mastica and licorice (8 pills daily!) is a 60-day regime, thankfully, so that much at least is short term. As for the rest, I don’t really know what stays and what goes. I imagine I’ll find out on a need to know basis.
As for my mood? Still on the upswing. In fact, now that I think about it I realize that tonight I totally skipped my evening dose of gnawing loneliness. Wow. That hasn’t happened in, gosh, years?
Oh and by the way, I successfully collected my four little vials of spit today, all right on schedule. They’re now languishing in the freezer until tomorrow, when I’ll pack them up and take them to UPS first thing. Don’t you wish you were my UPS man?