a weekend without dairy
We are surviving. M does occasionally ask for “milk!” when sleepy, and likes the almond milk better than coconut milk, but only drinks about 1/4th a bottle of it (with real milk, she would drink the whole bottle then ask for another one!). She has also asked for “cheese”, and I gave her some daiya (both the block and the slices) but it is SO disgusting. I put it in a sandwich and she ate most of the sandwich, but I could tell she was thinking, “something’s not right about this cheese”. I even tried it in a quesadilla at a very good vegan restaurant and still… GAG. She had a vegan hot dog, but it wasn’t MorningStar brand and I thought it tasted kinda yuck. She ate part of it. We used to eat turkey dogs but now I’m not doing processed meat at all so… we may do Morning Star again from time to time, because she loves hot dogs.
I thought the doc told me to do her iodine drops in two cups of liquid. Turns out it only has to be diluted in two ounces of liquid, which makes a significant difference when it comes to making sure she’s getting a full dose. After researching all of this as thoroughly as I can (internet, books, etc) I’ve decided to start the iodine protocol myself with sea salt and iodoral. (Here’s a good article: Bromines: Avoid This If You Want to Keep Your Thyroid Healthy, and if you’re further interested, you can google the iodine protocol or read any of Dr. Brownstein’s books.)
I have done a lot of cooking (well, a lot for me), but after eating organic homemade sweet potato fries (delicious), roasted asparagus (ohmygod so good), kale chips, etc etc I started to crave processed food so bad it hurt. I’ve also felt woozy and thick-headed, sluggish, and just generally fatigued. Not a good feeling but I hope it’s because I’m detoxing off of the usual amounts of crap in our normal foods (and we didn’t even eat fast food or frozen!).
I haven’t noticed any discernible changes in M’s sleeping, toileting, or behavior after a few days off of dairy. I hope that continues through the two week period so we can eat some cheese and regular yogurt again! We won’t be going back to milk no matter what, and it will be organic and local dairy products as much as possible. I would just like to be able to cook something with cheese in it, once in a while.