Day 7

Mental Status

In a word: excited. It's official, my friend Lynn Maderich (who makes the BEST liver ever… and sauerkraut… and kombucha… and paintings…. :) and I are officially Gut Buddies! We joined The American Gut Project and will be not only getting our microbiomes tested, but we will also be contributing to this developing body of information on how our inner ecosystems relate to our lifestyles and food choices. …How cool is that??? 

Nourishment

 My beautiful plate! (Next time I know to bring a better camera than just my iPod--this picture doesn't begin to do the meal justice.)

My beautiful plate! (Next time I know to bring a better camera than just my iPod--this picture doesn't begin to do the meal justice.)

  • 8:00--Bone Broth, Gut Elixir, Milk Thistle Tincture, Banana
  • 2:00--Kombucha, Green banana
  • (4:30--Bikram)
  • 7:30--Lynne's cooking put on magnificent display: after tasting her homemade fermented ketchup (SO good--the store-bought stuff tastes like plastic tomato flavored slime in comparison) we dined on braised liver that had been soaked in lemon juice, drained and dried, and tossed in organic blue cornflour--easily the best liver I've had (I'm STILL am amazed at how tender it was!) steamed kale dripping in raw butter, an assortment of gourmet olives, crispy bacon, a pile of delicious onions that had been cooked in its drippings, a side of purple sauerkraut (alway guaranteed delicious) and, of course, champagne flutes filled with perfectly tart and tangy kombucha tea, of Lynn's own making. … she even gave me the baby scobys at the bottom :) That was the most lingered-over meal I've experience in a while--thank you to a wonderful cook, host… and gut buddy :) Ideal initiation meal.  

Cash Check 

$95--Donation to the American Gut Project ($90) kombucha and a banana

Conditioning

Bikram Yoga. For as challenging as my Sunday class was, today may have been the best class I've had. The whole series felt natural, and I was able to push myself hard throughout the 90 minutes in every pose. It wasn't as hot as it often is, but I still worked up something of a sweat. This particular day of practicing was encouraging in a deep way :) I'm hoping to get in 6 or 7 days of consecutive practice in the near future--today was inspiring!