After suffering with lower abdomen pain, flu like symptoms and joint pain for years I took a blood test for food sensitivity. To my horror, the results came back with 68 foods.
What was I going to do? Some of the food which had been the main stay of my diet were now out of bounds. I shared my misery with a close friend who commiserated with me. This was going to be a real change to my diet and lifestyle. On the list were tomato, soy, egg, dairy, almonds and gluten.
The next morning when I lifted the blinds to my back yard, I saw food on my doorstep. My friend had been to the supermarket and bought enough alternatives to fill two shopping bags. I knew then that was not alone, and I could do this.
That was over two years ago. Since then, I have learned a few things about food.
Whole foods are a better option for our health. My limited diet has forced me to eat whole foods and make my meals from scratch. Consequently, most of my purchases are from the outside of the supermarket where the whole foods exist.
In the beginning, these changes were difficult, but I have now adjusted my lifestyle. Living without abdomen pain, a foggy brain and an aching body is worth the effort. In my case, the reduction in stress on my body from abstaining from these foods also brought about weight loss.
If you are struggling with bloating, aching or joint pain it may be what you are eating. Think about dropping milk, gluten, soy, or eggs from your diet for three or four weeks. It may help.
In love, Jenny