My eczema's back with a vengeance. My weight is steadily floating up the scale. I can't get through the night without waking up from a torturous Charlie Horse or two. I'm fatigued and have lost my energy. And when I ride my bike the measly one mile to and from my job I have to work ten times harder than usual to get the wheels rotating. Worst of all are my eyes. Suddenly I have the red, puffy, wrinkly eyes of a fifty-something who's been up for twenty-four hours straight staring at computer data. They're dry and oh-so itchy.
If I were living on processed flours and sugars right now, than I would chalk up my ailments to a poor diet. But I've been lean and green because of Paleo, and so naturally, I'm pissed. My inner donut-demon is crying out "Why bother, just eat what you f%$&ing want!".
I've done a little research and narrowed it down to either a magnesium defeciency, a glucose deficiency, a sulfite allergy or hypothyroidism. Thanks Internet! For now I'm going to read my labels more carefully and get rid of sulfites from my diet, begin taking a magnesium supplement, enjoy more natural sugars from fruit and vegetables and increase my water intake. If I don't notice a significant improvement in my health within the week, I'm going to see an allergist.
Man, taking care of yourself is hard work!