*I'm not a doctor, nutritionist, or any kind of medical professional. None of this is medical advice. Always seek advice from your doctor before changing your diet and/or healing routine. I am just a human sharing my experience with this protocol.
I've been beaning for 720 days! That's enough beans to fill an olympic size swimming pool!
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As usual, I have a lot to share.
Last mitosis, I promised to write about MCAS in this installment. But, then I realized it may be too much so I made it a post of its own. If you have a lot of food sensitivities, weird symptoms, and no protocol seems to help, you may have MCAS. You can read about it here. On to some big news:
I'm taking a break from beans.
I've been on the bean protocol for almost 2 years now and I've had some amazing improvements. But, those were mostly in the beginning. So many things have gone downhill and keep sinking more and more. So, towards the end of this mitosis, I just stopped eating beans. In the back of my mind I had been wondering if a bean break was the right move. Ultimately, my body told me no more beans for now.
I'm not be done with beans forever.
I feel like right now, the fiber is not doing my struggling gut any favors. My gut is begging for a break. I'm also starting a healing program with a naturopath. I finally have the funds to test everything. I'm planning on making posts about that process to pick up where the beans have left off. So check for those in the future. I'm thinking they'll be posted every 3 months like I've been doing with the bean posts.
I'm excited to work with this new doctor. She explained my blood sugar crashes!
You know how stress spikes your cortisol but chronic stress can actually drop your cortisol levels?
Well, our bodies need cortisol to act as a cushion to prevent blood sugar crashes. 🤯 So, that's probably why I'm struggling so freaking hard on digestive enzymes. And, why any little bit of sugar leads to a crash. I LOVE when things make sense. So many weird things go on with my body and I've always known there was a reason (or many) as to why, but never made much progress toward those answers. So, to hear something like that gives me hope that I'm not such a dire case after all and that with some small changes, I have a chance at getting better. Anyway, let's move on.
With this mitosis, I found my new favorite thing in the whole wide world.
Hi, I'm Dana.
I love art, design, vintage goods, healthy living, and weirdo fringe stuff.
I design wallpaper and textiles under the name Dolphin & Condor.
I have my own line of pillows based on the periodic table called Element Pillows.
I have an ugly Christmas sweater shop called My Ugly Sweater.
I edit and sell vintage photos under the handle Photo Trade Co.
And, so much more! Can you tell I enjoy working?