Day 11: Lufenuron

My lufenuron arrived yesterday, so last night I mixed up about a half teaspoon in organic coconut oil, and I’ve been eating little dabs every so often. I’ll spread it out over a week, then repeat the same dosage next month. Because it’s fat soluble, my body will store it and release it into my blood over time.

It’s non-toxic to mammals, and will inhibit anything with a chitin shell from reproducing in my body. My child and I are taking it to retard yeast and parasites.

I’m also feeding it to my ill pet rat. She was housed in an overcrowded situation before we adopted her, and was stressed by being overgroomed by a larger rat, so she’s quite bald and has a peristent respiratory infection. It’s not likely to cure her, but at the very least it will prevent fleas next summer if everyone in the house is taking it.

This is where I purchased lufenuron.

Day 1: Setting the Stage

As I’ve been researching and reading over the past month and finally settling on my plan to rebuild my microbiome using human breast milk and a fecal matter transplant, I’ve learned some interesting things about our microbe friends and what an alarming situation most of us are in. I don’t know how many species I lost, but I feel like it must be a significant number, and I would like to maintain whatever I can recapture. There’s a lot of work going on that is helping demystify what supports a healthy microbiome, and luckily I’m already doing most of it, like eating organic, eating fermented foods, no processed food, no GMO, low-carb, but I upped my game a bit over the past month by adding raw apple cider vinegar to my daily diet, and by increasing my fiber intake with chia seeds and coconut flour in my smoothies. I also lowered my dairy intake a bit… I love cheese, but I’m cutting myself back to a few servings a week, and maybe a cup of raw yogurt a week. My real weakness is adding a bit of half-and-half to my morning mocha, but it’s just a couple of tablespoons to a half-cup or so of hazelnut or hemp milk and I’m just not ready to give that up… yet.

The biggest change is probably switching my coffee out for a blend of dandelion root, burdock root and chickory root, boiled and strained. It does not taste like coffee, but does impart a nice flavor to my mochas, and most importantly gives me a daily dose of inulin to support microbiota in my lower gut. I find that I don’t actually miss coffee at all, but I’ll allow myself a cup if I go out for a gluten-free pastry.

A friend gave me the link to OnlyTheBreast.com, and I located a mama today who is lifestyle compatible: eats organic, gluten-free, antibiotic-free, and paleo, who agreed to ship her milk to me frozen, so I’ve purchased 30 ounces. That will get my started and I can assess if I need more after I get into this process for a few weeks.

As of today, a few things have already improved. The horrible fungus on my left foot, that got 100x worse after I was floxed, seems to have started to clear up. My gut is functioning a little bit better than it was when I hit a crisis point 2 weeks ago that left me feeling like I’ll never have a normal life again. I’ll take these tiny signs that I’m on the right track and keep going.