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And I can absolutely tell the difference.
In the four days between the two latest trips, I had no energy at all. I slunk around the house in a fog. It took me until the last day to actually deal with the mountains of laundry. I felt like I was in total recovery mode. And at my brother's wedding, I crashed in between events, sleeping in the car and on the couch, etc, and having to sit the whole time at the reception (luckily it was super casual).
It was such a crucial reminder to me that my health is still very dependent on the strictness of my diet. While on a regular basis at home I feel great, only a few days of a Standard American Diet (SAD) can deplete my reserves.
But at the same time, I look around and see so many people struggling to have enough energy and struggling with other health problems as well that I believe real food is a message that needs to be spread. Our family diet isn't perfect yet, but we are baby-stepping our way toward getting more enzymes, etc, in our diets. And every change makes a difference. Raw milk makes a huge difference. A sourdough starter makes a huge difference. Soaking your whole grains makes a huge difference.
As I recover from our vacations, unable to even get out of bed quickly to rock my crying twenty-one-month-old back to sleep, take it from me. Lacking real food means lacking real energy.