After a day of almost no pain and no pain meds or pain killers, this morning was quite a bit different. i guess I have been in some state of denial hat drops in temperature affect my hip. But last night when the temperatures dropped from mid 50 during the day to mid 30 in the evening, all seemed ok. But at 3:29 AM the temps had dipped to almost 0 and my hip could sure feel it! Yup, at 3:29 AM I did have to get up and take a Solepdeine tablet (this is the English version of Tylenol with some codeine. But only 8-12 mg of codeine so enough to knock out pain, but not me). I had some imported from a relative who recently traveled to London.
This morning was not much better. The lack of sleep made me cranky. The pain made me cranky. The intense cold made my hip really cranky!! So much so that I am using the cane for the first time ever to walk around my home and home office. But I did get relief once I made the juice extraction drink with my added daikon radish, ginger and 2 turmeric roots! I kid you not, it has been now 7 hours and I am back to relatively pain free. Yes, I have some discomfort, which right noe I am using a hot water bottle/bladder to ease the discomfort. So hopefully when I get on the bike trainer in a few hours, the leg won’t start acting up again. But at least I know, Turmeric root really does work! Tonight I will also try making a paste of shredded onion and put that on my hip, cover it with plastic so everything doesn’t stink of onions. This helps to combat some of the arthritis pain and I did try it a few weeks back, so I do know it works.
Day 2 of my detox, and considering the cold, I feel pretty good. i also made a slew of vegetable flatbreads, and a new spread made out of raw cashews. This went really well with the flatbreads. YUM!
Here is what I out into the spread:
1 cup raw cashews
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tbsp gluten free soy sauce
3 tbsp nutritional yeast powder (gives it a cheddar cheesy taste)
1/2 an avocado
1 turmeric root
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp raw apple cider vinegar
1/2- 3/4 cup water
I put all the dry ingredients into the blender, then streamed the water in, adding more until I got the right consistency. It will also get thicker as it stands in fridge.
I tasted it a few times, and had to add a bit more lemon juice to it. but it was a perfect spread to go with the veggie flatbreads!
I will also be selling the flatbreads. A bag of 15 raw vegetable flatbread is $5. Best if you come pick them up, but you can have them shipped, too! They are best with goat cheese and some honey drizzled on top, or with fresh avocado slices.
This was perfect for snacking, too when I was going from office to doctor’s office yesterday!! Gluten free, low carb and nutrient dense with raw cashews and flax seeds with lots of rosemary for more anti-inflammatory properties! Let me know if you would like me to send you some. I will try to post a link on my website later today.