Elimination Diet, Day 6

Today I finally received my package of tea, vitamins, a Brita water pitcher, and plastic lids for fermenting vegetables. Happy day, since I’m out of detox tea, I haven’t been getting anywhere near enough calcium or vitamin D (especially since it’s been rainy for 3 days), and unlike my dad, my mom does not have filtered water (I have been using a 2-cup capacity water bottle). I got Rainbow Light Calcium and Vitamin D Mini-Tabs. I really like these because not only do the have a good ratio of calcium to vitamin D for my diet, but they have smaller dosages in each pill. This means I can only take as much as I need AND the pills are relatively small. They are also free of allergens and artificial junk.

Detox
Oil Pulled
2 capsules Redmond Clay – I had a panic moment about whether the capsules holding the clay are okay. I emailed the company and they got back to me within an hour. The capsules are made from tree bark.
Nettle and Rose Hips Tea – This is a really good post about the benefits of these two herbs. I had the tea hot – perfect for a rainy day.
Karate – My first real workout since starting the diet, but it was pretty gentle. I’ve done Tae-Kwon-Do since I was 13 and it’s one thing I really miss when I’m at college, both the workout and the community.

Health
My eczema is looking very good today. I woke up last night with a really itchy right calf, but it didn’t look too bad this morning. Inner elbows are still rough and flaky, but significantly less red.

Slight headache in the morning. My stomach was kinda chatty in the late morning and early afternoon. It seems to do that in response to eating. Not always, but the past few days.

Food
Breakfast: Quinoa and apple topping
Lunch: Healing Quinoa and Cabbage Soup and fermented vegetables. I added the vegetables into my bowl of soup. I really liked this. It was a new way to eat them and being a part of soup mellowed out their flavor. The soup itself was fantastic as well. I was worried because I’m not a huge cabbage fan, but it is light and delicious. It mostly tasted like the fresh cilantro I added.
Dinner: Nori Rolls with avocado; The rolls are okay. I’m not a seafood fan and the seaweed tasted too seafood-y.
Snacks: Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, an apple

Preparation
I started soaking the quinoa as soon as I woke up and prepared all the food for the soup right after breakfast. I knew I would have a busy morning, so I didn’t want to spend it cooking (For those of you keeping track at home, no, I do not have a job and I am out of school for the summer. I am working on it and when I get a job, preparations will definitely shift to the night before versus the morning of).

I also pulled the rice I froze earlier this week out of the freezer as soon as I woke up. I had overcooked it, so it was plenty sticky for the rolls. It would have been better to do that last night (I ended up having to soak it in warm water), but I didn’t think about it until I was already in bed. The rice was crumbly when I dumped it out of the bag, so I microwaved it for a minute. It’s texture came right back.

I also prepared a smoothie for breakfast tomorrow.

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