Next time someone gives me that look of pity I'm going to say, I like to eat healthy because it makes me feel great, like I'm in my twenties again.
I don't think I'm going to say anything at all about what I "can't" have. I'm going to make my food choices all about being healthy as if I have decided to eat that way by choice. I'm going to turn it into a positive.
I will say I eat Paleo, bring some fun containers, utensils and yummy things to eat, like organic raspberries. I won't be the one to feel sorry for, but the one to be inspired by!!!! Yes!
Is it possible for you to go in depth on what she did to help your C?
Sure. It seems that many people who suffer with C have a problem with having enough moisture in their colon, even though they drink enough water. She told me she had helped others like me, and it helped me too. She suggested supplements that bring water into the colon. She had me take one called Triphala in the morning that contains fruits from India. Then at night she had me take Magnesium Citrate capsules. I have also read that many people tend to have a Magnesium deficiency which can cause C, but I'm not sure if that was part of my problem or not.
I was already taking Miralax which works the same way, but is a synthetic powder. I still take it along with the things she recommended. I hope to discontinue the Miralax and stick with the natural supplements as my body gets used to working better on it's own.
Technically all of these supplements that bring water into the colon are called "osmotic laxatives", but I think that's misleading because they don't contain any stimulants so they are not habit forming. They just give the body the moisture it needs to do it's job.
Hope that helps. If you're interested in more detail than that, please feel free to send me a message directly.
I don't think I explained this quite right. My friend wasn't giving me a hard time, she just felt bad for me because I couldn't enjoy the things others could. It was my first time at her house and a very small gathering, mostly just her family. They were all so nice and wanted to make sure I was having a good time.
My family knows about my restrictions and they don't make a big deal about it, but I think some of them feel uncomfortable eating things in front of me that I don't eat. I just try to keep it as light as possible and let people know it's no biggie, I'm just happy to feel good.
I think it's just awkward for me when it seems like people are feeling sorry for me and wish I could skip the conversation about food altogether and just blend in like everyone else.