On the thyroid stuff... I think Dr K blames thyroid resistance on adrenal fatigue? It's exactly my moms issue. We had dinner at her house tonight - a pork butt roast slow cooked on the grill, mmmmmmmmm. Anyway, I tried the arm thing on her, me and dh. And dd, but she said it hurt and ran away
My mom (screaming obvious thyroid symptoms, normal tests, overweight, not much muscle) and I (potential/questionable thyroid symptoms, high-normal weight, strong arms) can pinch a teeny tiny bit of skin, or else it's like an inch and a half or more. Dh (thyroid issues unlikely, super skinny, strong arms) can pinch about 1/4 inch easily.
Dd tried a buffalo bleu kettle chip and liked it. Then peed a million times, including on grammys floor. We also spent the afternoon at the pool, and she was a bit out of sorts all morning. Sigh.
As soon as this round of enzyme die off settles (soon, I hope!), I think we're ditching the elimination diet concept. I've been reading on bloodsugarthinktank about certain cheeses *helping* blood sugar, and its got me thinking about traditional diets. Not like the mix and match that traditional foods seems to become, but like the whole eating culture of specific groups. I'm not quite ready to reintro or even test gluten, but I think we're going to work towards going French, perhaps. Yogurt, cheese, fruit, salami, pate, other organ meats, wine, slow meals, etc. It'll be a fun experiment at the very least!
Eta: oh right, the interesting part of the theory - I'm thinking that people will tend to break in similar was, across centuries, and that the traditional diets have a huge bit of prevention and support in them. So it makes sense to me right now that they would be good for healing as well. And in this moment, that makes more sense to me than an elimination diet does. At least for our situation.