What is one of the most important things in your life? Me? I have a few but food is near the top of the list. I love to read recipes, grocery shop, cook and eat. Well, today I have had another break-up in my life. I have officially broken up with gluten and dairy (among other random foods).
I had a doctors appointment to get the results of bloodwork I had drawn at the beginning of January. The results are in and yep, gluten sensitivity (we are still awaiting the celiac panel results). I was also told I have a sensitivity to dairy, the proteins in it, not lactose. So – it has been an emotional day…I’m not really sure why, but it has. I was gluten-free for a few months at the end of 2011 and it didn’t seem too difficult…but the reality was that I didn’t know for sure that I had to not eat it. To be honest, I didn’t feel all that great when I didn’t eat it so I just assumed that gluten wasn’t the culprit wreaking havoc on my stomach and intestines. Well, apparently it was…and it has an accomplice – dairy. So I wasn’t feeling great because I need to cut both out together. There are also many random sensitivities I have that I need to cut out, but I am hopeful I will be able to reintroduce those foods once I get my body back functioning. Interested in the randoms? Here is the complete list of sensitivities: almond, banana, barley, pinto bean, bran, cantaloupe, cashew, cheese, coffee, dill, gluten, grape, malt, cow milk, peanut, chili pepper, rye, safflower, swordfish, tomato, walnuts, watermelon, wheat, baker’s yeast, brewer’s yeast, yogurt.
Random indeed – a dill sensitivity? Really? No more pickles for me. 😦
Oh, I also have a severe Vitamin D deficiency and one of my liver enzymes was high….so I’m being retested for that as well. So I walked out of the doctor’s office with 7-8 new vitamins, supplements, etc to take each and every day to help me heal. Hopefully I’ll have some great news in about a month that this new diet is helping get me onto this path of a fully functioning body and a happy and healthy me!