You may get bored of reading my personal rants, but let me post a few personal observations.
I used to have trouble getting out of bed. Now, I get out of bed easily, and have a big appetite. Maybe it's because the weather is getting cooler here, so I'm functioning better. I don't know.
I tend to have kidney pain if I ate too much salt with my meals. But eating more potatoes and vegetables curbs my kidney pain. Is it the potassium that lets my kidneys to function better? I don't know.
I noticed that at exactly two and a half hours after dinner, I suddenly have the urge to urinate. I do urinate more after dinner, but the rate of urination suddenly increases at exactly two and a half hours later. Is it caused by hypoglycemia two and a half hours after dinner? I don't know. But what I do know is that hypoglycemia increases cortisol. And high cortisol causes sodium retention and potassium excretion. Is cortisol causing me to excrete too much potassium at that time? Does that explain my increased urination? I don't know.
After two and a half hours of dinner, I get really thirsty. Drinking more water doesn't help, because I realized that I would just urinate it all out. So drinking more water at that time will be detrimental, and possibly dangerous because of water poisoning. In fact, that was EXACTLY the same thing that I did before I went to the emergency room for water poisoning. Enough said.
At those times, I have tried to eat a salty meal along with water, but that doesn't help. It caused my kidney pain, several times. In fact, I was shocked to found out that I suddenly urinated out all my water, and my urine had a tinge of redness. That happened two days ago.
Will orange juice help? Never tried it at that time. I will try to buy orange juice and see. Coconut water is another possibility.
I would like to thank Hans at Beyond Paleo for mentioning a study that a potassium deficiency will induce urination. Orange juice has potassium, so I will experiment with that.
It would be REALLY interesting if I can get a blood glucose meter. I would like to see if it's really insulin resistance.
Finally, I found grass-fed beef in China! Then I realized that many of the cows in China are fed grass rather than corn, because corn isn't subsidized in China as in the United States.
In China, pork is the predominant type of meat. Pork is so popular here that "meat" and "pork" are almost synonyms. If you say "meat", then the they will immediately think you want pork. So it's harder to find beef here in China. In many places which sell pork, no one would sell beef.
People are so fearful of fats that they cut out all of the fat, and throw them out. But that's good news, because I probably can get fatty beef for free!
I can speak Chinese, but I can't read it well. So it will be difficult for me to travel and buy the things that I want.