Monday, October 28, 2013

Fat Fast for a Cold?

Inflamed: this is how my nasal passages felt yesterday evening after a few days of sinus congestion. Even though I was well enough that day to take part in a round table discussion on where morality comes from (where I mentioned the story of 1808, a Homo erectus who was taken care of for months or weeks through an illness), and walk to the grocery store and back, by bedtime, I felt like I was going to drown in mucus. It was 9:30 a.m. before I could rouse myself from bed to call in sick.

I already have way of dealing with sinus infections: SWAMP (sinuses with a mucus problem). I take 100,000 IU of vitamin D, Mucinex, and salt as needed. But last summer, I had such good results getting rid of gastritis with the fat fast that I've decided to add that. The fat fast (book here) involves eating 1,000 calories per day, with 90% of the calories coming from fat. (My lack of appetite is helping me stick to it.) So far, I've eaten some dark chocolate, a cup of broth with a bit of butter, and a slice of coconut-flax bread with butter. I'm tired, but feeling better.


Lowcarb team member said...

Poor you - hope you are feeling better soon

All the best Jan

Lori Miller said...

Thanks, Jan. I feel like I'm on the mend.

Galina L. said...

Yes! It is the way to go. Don't forget spiced-up broth with added raw garlic and ginger, it could help to clear your nasal passages a little bit, if you add there chopped hard-boiled egg and herbs, it would be a quick and easy meal.

Lori Miller said...

Funny you should say that--I made coconut curry soup for dinner.