Saturday, 3 October 2009

Anecdotal observations

For a patient population of 1. I don't know about you, but I love experimenting with my diet and seeing how changes pan out. Of course, I do it in a totally unscientific way, altering multiple things at a time so that it's hard for me to isolate what single thing was the factor in a particular change, but whatever. I don't have the patience for the whole one thing at a time bit.

So, for example, I take fish oil, D3, and K2 on a daily basis and have for about a month. Why? I am D deficient (office drone) I do sometimes eat non free range meat (hello Omega 6s) and I also don't eat foie gras regularly (oh, how I would love to, but my budget will not tolerate it) and I've noticed a major change in my skin. I have mild acne (usually a few small pimples here and there, annoying but not a big deal) and lately, my skin has been totally calm. Love that. Now, is it the fish oil, the D, or the K? Or some combination thereof?

Or when I drink diet soda, my stomach gets extremely sensitive to anything else. I've been diet soda free for a week (YAY me) but I've also cut out all other artificial sweeteners (used to be a Splenda addict, now use liquid stevia on occasion, but far, far less frequently than I used the evil yellow packet) so I can't tell if the carbonation or the sweeteners (or again, some combination) that set my stomach off.

I just find it fun to play around with how my body reacts...

3 comments:

Lady Rois said...

YAY! As a semi-secret stalker, I'm glad to see you back and posting...

If you figure out the acne/supplement connection, fill us in. My hubby has a horrible time with acne and would be nice to have something that we could experiment with for him. He travels a lot for his job - while he doesn't always have the best options for food, he does consistently take his vitamins. :)

LivingPrimal said...

Welcome back!!! I second Lady Rois' comment about the acne. I never had a problem with it as a teenager, now in my 30's it is driving me crazy! I've been meaning to add D3 to my regimen, maybe that will be the magic bullet! I too have been trying to get off the artifical stuff. But in my mind I have to wonder if Stevia is the best way to go, since it is still processed. So I try to tell myself that raw honey is ok, but that can be just as bad as sugar. What's a girl to do?? :)

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