Just a kind of quick one here Sunday morning. Haven’t been that motivated to blog lately and plus, I’m all excited about finally doing this auto transformation I previously blogged about: Zombie Apocalypse X5.
So, to the left is what it looked like when I dropped it off with Tommy at California Wheels yesterday (then footed it the 7 miles home). It’s getting a 2″ lift and similar steel wheels and tires…along with wheel adapters/spacers to bring them out about 1.5″. In all, wheel/tire “height” goes from 27″ – 31″. Later, I’ll do a wrap, probably either matte black, or olive drab green—kinda like this.
…Anyway, last week I kinda got to feeling just a bit “overloaded” digestion wise. Just kind of a general bla. Y’know, with all this talk of the gut biome we do, all the starch and fibers supplementally, the probiotics…it’s always in the context of ‘what foods, sups, etc. do I eat or avoid in order to…’ when one option is: nothing at all.
It’s called fasting, or intermittent fasting (“IF”). I used to blog about it quite a bit going way back but got out of the habit of doing it, as well as blogging about it. That changed last week when, spur of the moment, I just ended up not eating from about noon on Tuesday to late afternoon Wednesday—about 28 hours water only. It was remarkably easy. The cool thing? Have felt really good since in all the right areas: great sleep, digestion, TMI. Plus, just a really nice feeling stomach wise, like an enormous calm.
It got me to thinking. I’m really tired of all the bla bla about SIBO (99.9% self diagnosed—oh, I burped, or got a little bout of heartburn: I’ve got SIBO!). Or, perhaps you’ve got bullshit in your brain is what you’ve got.
First of all, you’re always going to have gut bugs in your small intestine. Second of all, if you eat chronically; that is, never give your gastrointestinal tract a break ever for more than a few hours, then the bugs in your small intestine are likely going to multiply and begin causing bouts of problems.
And sure, you can go down endless rabbit holes trying to “weed,” eradicate certain things, go on weird ass diets with an ever growing lists of things you can’t eat. But have you tried a different approach, a natural cleansing one? You don’t eat green smoothies to “cleanse.” You eat nothing for a day or two, and let those trillions of critters engage in a little survival of the fittest. Or, think of it as a war of attrition where even though all men present get starved, if you’re more or less normal, you’d expect the bad guys to have their populations reduced to nothing before the more numerous good guys bit the dust entirely.
Or, perhaps you have good guys that are on the verge of being too numerous. Ought to fix that as well, for a better overall “core” microbiome.
OK, gotta run. You can connect dots from here.