I’m at the 8 week mark people. Toot toot!
Yep. You heard me. I’ve been going strong on the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) for 2 whole months now, and I have to say, I’m feeling wonderful.
Actually, I haven’t felt this good in years! Jeez people - this shit works!
After 2 months . . .
- My fuzzy brain fog has lifted;
- My bloating has significantly subsided (hasn’t completely gone though!);
- My energy levels are heading upwards;
- I’m wanting to socialise and get out of the house again; and
- I’m sleeping soundly through the night.
I still feel I have a ways to go yet, as there are still a few symptoms plaguing me, including . . .
- Bloating (I’m still waking on a morning slightly bloated and sore);
- Irregular bowl movements (sorry – being honest!); and
- Swelling of my thyroid.
So part of my “wanting to socialise and get out of the house again”, I went away for the weekend up to the Dandenong Ranges here in Victoria. A wonderful weekend spent relaxing in front of an open fire with pots of tea, lazy sleep ins and just simple pure relaxation. Being a good AIP girl, I brought my own food along for the ride, having whipped up a beef casserole the night before.
Unfortunately, something slipped in without me realising.
I hold the bacon responsible.
The one and only thing I completely forgot to pack was the organic bacon that I LOVE! And as it was the only thing I bought - it’s the only thing it could be, and my reaction was immediate.
My tummy swelled. My thyroid almost burst out of my throat. A rash covered my neck and my elbows(???), and a marching band took up residence in my head. Oh, and I’m waking up in hot sweats during the middle of the night again.
Yep, just about every symptom I ever experienced only a few weeks ago came steam rolling back into my life, without knocking.
3 days later - I’m still suffering.
Jeez Louise – to think I use to feel like this every day!
So what’s my plan of attack to get me back to that much longed for feeling ….
Bone broth | I’m drinking my body weight in bone broth (ok - slight exaggeration, but not far off).
ACV | I’m taking apple cider vinegar shots 15 mins before each meal to get my gastric juices fired up.
Liver | I’ve started swallowing organic, grass fed desiccated liver capsules (I just can’t stomach offal, but understand how beneficial it is for me).
Yoga | I’ve upped my yin yoga practice to a few moves (tailored to my body by my teacher) each evening and morning.
Here’s hoping for quick return.