At least, now i know that i should be avoiding nightshades.
Yesterday i made a delicious stew that included poblano pepper, tomatillos, and various chili powders, but my gut didn't like it as well as my tastebuds did. Bloating, insomnia, sinus issues and headache were the eventual reward. I won't be doing that again any time soon. Today's main meal will be a nice simple beefsteak and parsnips; maybe i'll breakfast on a plantain i have in the fridge, fried up in coconut oil.
I should have suspected a nightshade sensitivity, even though the symptoms were never this obvious before. My mother CRAVES potatoes, and frequently gets a headache after eating chips and salsa; you and i learned way back in the Atkins days that cravings frequently indicate an unhealthy relationship to a particular foodstuff -- allergy or addiction (or both).
So there will be NO more tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, potatoes, chili powder, paprika or tobacco this month. At least the last one is easy to forgo.
Tomorrow i should be willing to step on the scales again.