Two days in a row! I feel like I have to do this now or I might fall off the planet again. Have faith. Ireland will be back soon but in the meantime...
Tonight I had some Fro Yo from Ben and Jerry's. We used to support these kids way back when their ice cream shop was set up in a grandmother's garage and buying ice cream from them meant you brought your own container into which they scooped the stuff from freezer containers in big chest freezers. Tonight's treat seems to have returned the favor of helping put the boys through college.
You see, when I eat ice cream or drink cows milk, I get an upset stomach. In fact, it goes beyond upset stomach. It's not the lactose as so many believe but the problem is with a protein called casein. Apparently the yogurt has less and I am doing well so far. Casein is a close runner up in the atomic structuring that also gives us wheat, rye, and barley gluten (their structures are nearly the same) and that's why people with Celiac disease are often warned to steer clear of milk products. I keep reminding myself that almond milk and soy milk can be my friends.
Another problem with Celiac is the body's inability to absorb some nutrients like magnesium, potassium, phosphorus,...You're getting the idea by now, right? It's not easy to cope with life without some of this stuff and I'm coming to the realization that much of my summer could have been a nutritional problem. Oh fun, oh joy! For now, we experiment. Hey, what's life without a little experimenting, right?
EDIT: So the pain help off a little later but hit anyway. Oh well! It was worth the try.