Food Allergies Are Insane!

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Naturally Gluten Free Food!

Naturally Gluten Free Food!

My previous knowledge about food allergies was nonexistent. I always thought that if you ate something that you were allergic to you would just break out in red bumps or something similar. Here were the symptoms that made me decide to talk to my chiropractor:

• Low energy
• Extreme tiredness
• Weight gain/feeling fat (otherwise known as bloating)
• ADHD symptoms (I would be cooking dinner and wouldn’t realize that I had opened or even remember
opening ALL the cabinet doors open until my husband ran into one of them and bumped his head!)
• Trouble focusing
• Hormone problems (irregular, extreme cramping, mood swings most of the month, extreme anger)
• Stomach pain

Here are the symptoms (in addition to the above) that started to get resolved after going off gluten:

• Brain fog—Just a weird feeling that ten cups of coffee couldn’t seem to rectify and you just couldn’t
shake. A strange feeling that you had just woken up from a deep sleep, only the feeling wouldn’t go
away after a few minutes.
• Face breaking out—I have always had trouble with acne and it only got worse after pregnancy. It seemed
almost constant instead of once a month.
• Horrible, splitting nails
• Never being able to get that “full” feeling after eating a meal
• Sugar/carbohydrate cravings all the time

These are just some of the things that improved when I removed gluten from my diet! I was amazed that changing my diet would resolve so many things that I didn’t even think were symptoms. I thought they were just part of my normal life and I would just have to learn to deal with them.

The next few months were full of research and learning as I delved into what I was eating and what I shouldn’t eat to help me feel better. I thought that gluten-free eating would be hard, but other than bread and cookies, it was surprisingly easy. At least, I could still have one of my favorite foods—cheese! In fact, that was my first thought when I found out that I couldn’t eat gluten anymore was…at least I can still eat cheese!

Surprisingly, it takes months for gluten to get out of your system. A short amount of time for a gluten-free trial is 6 weeks, but it can take some people up to 6 months before they really start feeling better. After a couple of months I started noticing that some of the symptoms that I had experienced were coming back. They were particularly noticeable when I drank my morning coffee with half and half or when I ate some butter. I tried eliminating dairy for a week and then gradually started back with some cheese. I did not want to give up my cheese!

Read previous posts:
Part 1, 2, 3, 4

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About Bethy

I'm a wife and mother who loves cooking and organizing and crafts! I blog about my various food intolerances and how I am always learning new ways to feed my family in spite of them! I am also a Lemongrass Spa consultant! Please contact me if you want more information about an awesome company! Thanks for reading my story!

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