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Continued health experiments [Jun. 1st, 2010|11:21 am]
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Giving up beef and pork has not made me feel appreciably different, unlike other changes. I need to get into the doc's office for a cholesterol test to see if it's had any effect on my system.

Drinking more milk had the almost-immediate effect of curing me from the chronic colds I seemed to always be suffering. I've been germ-sick twice since I started drinking more milk, as opposed to the continually sick I was the year before

Since we started the fruit smoothie routine, I can report that my allergies have been massively reduced: at this time of year I would usually be taking two prescription drugs and supplementing them with OTC antihistamines at least 4x a day, and instead I'm taking one prescription drug, and not even every day. This is a HUGE improvement. Also, my hacking cough and chronic sore throat (both probably the result of post-nasal drip) have pretty much disappeared.

So, what's next? For most of you this is probably a no-brainer, but I'm giving up artificial sweetners for a month. This is probably the biggest hardship so far, because I rely on Lipton Instant Peach-Flavored Iced Tea for my caffeine delivery. I got up this morning, the first of the month and the day I'd told Ferrett I was starting this project, and for a moment I considered pretending that I'd forgotten all about it. But I was good: I brewed up a large cup of Good Earth Sweet and Spicy Original, added some honey, and then poured it over ice.

It's...okay. It's definitely more of a sipping drink than a chugging drink, so I'm forcing myself to get some of it down my gullet so that I don't get a caffeine withdrawal headache. I can tell, though, that this is going to be tough. If I don't see a definite change in my health during this month, I will not be motivated to continue on this part of the regimen. But I'm willing to give it a month because of the major changes in health brought on by the other changes. I can do this for a month. I hope.
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[User Picture]From: hugh_mannity
2010-06-01 04:49 pm (UTC)
This stuff comes in gallon jugs. They also have some flavoured unsweetened ice teas that come in smaller sizes.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-06-01 10:23 pm (UTC)
I'm trying to cut down on my usage of single-serving beverage containers because of the amount of plastic waste involved, so I will probably pass on the smaller ones.
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[User Picture]From: hugh_mannity
2010-06-01 10:56 pm (UTC)
"smaller" in this case being quart glass bottles. :D
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-06-01 11:05 pm (UTC)
Still, it's a lot of containers.
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