It’s in the Blood

So, your girl is going dairy and gluten-free. May we have a moment of silence for the loss of pancakes?? Sad as it may seem, it is what my naturopath recently recommended. The gastro issues I have been having are being feed by an inordinate amount foods that make my tummy very sad. plus, it wants sugar, it really wants sugar.

What are the guidelines to going dairy and gluten-free? Does anyone know? In a recent trip to my local library I was only able to find cook books but no “how to”. Hello, where are my step-by-step instructions to life changes? I don’t know if I am particularly ready to give up avocado toast and ice cream.

Thankfully, there was a Complete Idiot’s Guide to Gluten-Free Eating a my library. In it, it gives details on what grains to look for in labels. I understand from my naturopath that he wants to delve into gut health so I better get reading.

On the other plate is dairy. My recent blood work showed surprising results for allergies to Cow’s milk and of all things, eggs. The doc stated that humans are the only species that drinks the milk of another species. Makes milk sound a bit gross now. It may take me a bit longer to let this one go. I do consume quite a bit of dairy during the day.

There is cheese on the eggs, ice cream, and sour cream with my Taco Tuesday! Not to mention the yogurt I just had for breakfast. OY! This is a very wicked plan to get me to eat more vegetables.

Where do I start? That is my question right now.  I recently asked my crew on Instagram for recommendations on books and sources. One mentioned a vegan site…they shoot meat eaters with carrots, don’t they?

If you have a resource, please share in the comments below.

Gluten Free?!?

Meh.

My whole life, I have been a peanut butter & jelly on Roman Meal wheat bread girl. PB&J (and sometimes butter, hey now…some peeps add bananas so no judging).  With all the reading and research one does when has a chronic illness, I have discovered a lot of on the topic of symptoms being aggravated by certain foods.

February’s goal was to search out what wheat based foods make me flare and or brought on other symptoms.  Thus far, tortillas…out.  Whole wheat bread…out.  Wheat based snack out…out.  Brown gravy…out (but I will sacrifice my tummy once a month for my bangers & mash).  Sourdough based English muffins and bread…in.

I have not been tested for any allergies for wheat, I am just doing an elimination trial so see how my body reacts to certain foods. Going forward, I will know what to eat and what not to eat.

This may mean no more Oreos…meh!