Well, I tested the dairy theory last night. My mom made some most excellent grilled cheese sandwiches using Tillamook Habanero Jack cheese.
I couldn’t pass up spicy cheesy goodness with BACON! Granted blowing my nose repeatedly and having it run like a faucet while being so inflamed I can barely move air through my sinus passages sucks, it’s not enough to pass something that delicious up.
Testing the dairy theory is much less awful than testing the gluten theory. I learned the hard way last week not to eat anything that has been touched by gluten containing products. We had a Halloween party at work, I was ravenous and decided to try to eat a mummy dog sans mummy wrap (pigs in a blanket with a cute name). I peeled off that outer layer and ate half a hot dog that had been touched by crescent roll. Well, with the amount of pain I was in for the next 4 days, I should have just eaten the damn crescent roll too!
I had an appointment with my chiropractor at Gold Country Chiropractic
this morning for a sinus adjustment (the first one in 3 weeks!) and it was so much easier and less uncomfortable than any of my treatments before (even when i was going weekly and not letting much time go by between adjustments). While I can’t be entirely certain as yet, I think that dairy was contributing the swelling of my nasal passages, which made the adjustments very resistant and very painful! I did eat some dairy last night, so the swelling may have returned slightly, but it did not seem to be nearly as inflamed as usual.
While my ooey gooey grilled cheese was delicious, I am going to go back to no dairy for another month and see how my next adjustment goes. I managed to last 3 weeks this time between adjustments, so I’m aiming for 4 weeks for the next one.
Considering I am often lamenting the lack of readily available treats for me, I tried something new today. I bought a loaf of Glutino White Sandwich Bread so I could have some grilled cheese (so far the best of the gluten free breads I have tried). Tonight I wanted something treat like, so I decided upon cinnamon toast. In place of butter, I used Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil Extra-Virgin 29 oz.
, which gave it a slightly coconut-y flavor. In all, it was a quick and easy treat. I don’t normally have any bread on hand (I mostly gave it up since going gluten free), but it hit the spot tonight.
I plan to test at least one pumpkin custard this week. I’ll share the results.