Jojo, I am very interested in what you have learned about raw milk helping with lactose intolerance! Can you please tell more about that?
Jr's mom, I hear you about the chiropractic work and working for yourself. I go to a chiropractor/naprapath/acupuncturist on a regular basis, and I am amazed by the physicality of her job, and often think about the hard labor of doing that kind of work all day every day.
On the lack of appetite issue, do you think that possibly eating something every hour might help with that--as in possibly eating a handful of something every time a client leaves--or when you have no clients, setting an egg timer for an hour at a time?
I can relate to you on the nausea in the third trimester, and on not being able to think of what to eat next. One suggestion that I have is to make up a tray of goodies at the beginning of the day to store in the refrigerator and snack from all day--a tray that could include 2 eggs fixed in some attractive form, cheese cubes, baby carrots, broccoli, green pepper strips, baked potato cubes, small tomatos, almonds, nut-butter sandwich pieces, etc. That way, you don't have to think about it all day--just look at the tray and see what appeals to you at the moment--1 protein item plus 1 other item every hour.
Another suggestion is to print out a copy of the Brewer Diet checklist from my website and post it on your refrigerator every week (one person also suggested laminating one so that you can just wipe it clean every week)--no protein counters or calorie counters required--only check marks. The nice part about using the checklist in this way is that as the day progresses you will see which food groups you're missing and pick a snack from those food groups--also less thinking required. http://home.mindspring.com/~djsnjones/id89.html
I would also like to issue a caution about water intake, especially during the last trimester when the stomach gets so crowded that it's difficult to get any amount of food in. My caution is to take care to not take up too much of that precious space with a substance that contains no calories, no protein, and no nutrients, and see how much of your needed fluids you can get from foods and fluids with nutrients in them. http://home.mindspring.com/~djsnjones/id71.html
I would also like to issue a caution about using some herbs during pregnancy. Some herbs, while they have excellent nutritive qualities, may also have diuretic properties and might cause a fall in the blood volume, which might trigger some extra edema and a rising BP. This page tells more about my views on that.http://home.mindspring.com/~djsnjones/id86.html