[quote=“hJo, post:3, topic:4314”]When you DO eat, it will help you to consume the most nutrient dense foods possible. That involves cooking with ingredients, though. If you can acquire a large bowl and a big cooking pot, you can purchase dry apple cider vinegar, grain, beans, or perhaps a whole chicken.
Soak the grain or beans overnight in water with a splash of apple cider vigegar. That will neutralize any enzyme inhibitors so you get the most nitrition. Bring to a boil, then turn down the heat to low and simmer with the lid on until soft (4-6 hours for beans, 25 minutes for grains). Stir every now and again.
For the chicken, cover it with cold water and a splash of apple cider vinegar, and soak for an hour. Then bring it to a boil, turn down the heat and simmer for at least 8 hours.
If you can get anything at all with vitamin C & D, that will be huge. Mushrooms, carrots, dark green leafy stuff, ginger root, onions, and garlic are my go-tos.
The danger for you being this malnourished is that whatever you DO eat, if it is poor quality and processed, will strip nutrients from your bones and vital organs setting you up for catastrophic health issues. Also the loads of chemicals in those poor quality foods will remain in a body with a compromised immune system, further damaging it. 70-80% of the immune system is in your gut as healthy bacteria.
When I cook, I thank the spirits of the food, I bless it for optimal digestion. I bless my gut bacteria.
I have 3 kombucha SCOBYs on my counter in big jars and I use very potent kombucha so I don’t have to afford vinegar to lacto-ferment my ingredients. They recieve thanks, blessings and protection.
All my grains and beans are bulk purchased. Bulk sea salt and pepper will also help the flavor. If you stock up when you get your $$, supplementing with fruits and veggies when you can will keep you together. With a decent grain/bean supply, you can eat/buy a whole chicken plus veggies each week and survive adequately without risking kidney stones from ramen.
Without sleep and the proper nutrients, your hormone (endocrine) system will begin to shut down and adrenal fatigue will become acute. You also need healthy oils, extra virgin olive oil, cod liver oil. Oh! And avoiding pasteurized dairy like the plague, all those destroyed and denatured enzymes, fats, and vitamins will weaken your body further.
Also, with a compromised immune system, avoid any processed sugar; it will lower your pH levels and allow harmful bacteria and yeasts to thrive.
Your situation annoys my mommy-self, and I’d like to feed you tasty food, but have to settle for an inadequate post. Spells to bring you nourishment, finding out where your local food banks and pantries, are, lots of effort toward gratitude and joy (because stress uses vitamin D & C stores up quickly and throws off the adrenals).
Best luck![/quote]When I do eat, it’s always real food. Never junk food. I don’t do burgers and fries anymore, I can’t remember the last time I ate something unhealthy.
I eat a custom diet, based on my body. I have a slow metabolism, so no pork or beef. Just chicken and turkey breasts. White fish like haddock and tilapia. The only exception I make is salmon, it’s the only non-white meat that I’ll eat. Just because I absolutely love salmon.
I think the most unhealthy things I’ve been eating are starches. White potatoes and white rice. I’d prefer brown rice, and sweet potatoes. But I’m never cooking for just me.
The most common meals I’ll cook are meat, potatoes and vegetables (the classic farm house meal lol), and pastas. Spaghetti and macaroni. Sometimes stir fry.
3 weeks a month, I get to eat. Basically. There’s always a week where we fall short and me and my father sacrifice and stay hungry to make sure the kids don’t have to be.