Jump to content
  • Sign Up

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Rachel--24

Omg...i Might Be On To Something

Recommended Posts

And a word about canola oil, I remember on the Avoiding Corn board someone saying that canola oil can be a corn cross-reactive substance. I also had a brochure about germ warfare being made from the rapeseed oil plant (where canola oil comes from) I can't remember if it was mustard gas or what. But nice to know canola oil is similar to a purposely harmful poison, and canola is in everything too.

That's pretty frightening. Don't you wonder who cam e up with the crazy idea to turn a weapon into food?! You would think that the bigwigs at the food companies would have trouble sleeping at night. Sheesh. :(

It seems like nearly all oils except olive are dangerous. I read somewhere that the reason that soy is in everything is because it was used for some industrial purpose in the war and after it ended they had so much surplus that they started feeding it to farm animals and found that the livestock fattened up because the soy interfered with thyroid function (and we wonder why obestity is such a problem in America? I know there are a number of reasons, but this definitely doesn't help). I'm not sure exactly how it jumped from there into food products, but the point is that they were aware of its impact.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That's pretty frightening. Don't you wonder who cam e up with the crazy idea to turn a weapon into food?! You would think that the bigwigs at the food companies would have trouble sleeping at night. Sheesh. :(

It seems like nearly all oils except olive are dangerous. I read somewhere that the reason that soy is in everything is because it was used for some industrial purpose in the war and after it ended they had so much surplus that they started feeding it to farm animals and found that the livestock fattened up because the soy interfered with thyroid function (and we wonder why obestity is such a problem in America? I know there are a number of reasons, but this definitely doesn't help). I'm not sure exactly how it jumped from there into food products, but the point is that they were aware of its impact.

I have a weird question - how much time do you guys spend uncomfortable? Like what does it keep you from doing? Lately i feel like I am always uncomfortable and I cna;t do much. All my energiy seems to be going into getting better and I miss everything I used to do.

Miamia

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Floridian,

I am sorry you are feeling rotten. I feel the same way most of the time. Saturday evening and night I was SO miserable. Crying and feeling like I would be better off not living this miserable life of being sick to my stomach in some way at all times and not being able to eat. I hardly ate anything yesterday and so I lose more weight too. My family and everyone I know thinks I am wasting away. My mom has all sorts of advice as to why my stomach bothers me. I don't eat the right things at the right times. I try SO hard, while others eat whatever the heck they want! I don't want to complain to my mom or my husband anymore, because I feel sorry for them that they have to listen to me. My mom will just say I am depressed, which I am not other then the times I am sick to my stomach and then I get down. My husband is the most supportive one, but I would like to not be miserable all the time.

I have good days and even a week or so, but then all the sudden I am sick again. I get hungry and eat and then feel sick most of the time.

Today, I feel good actually. I am giving up dairy mostly and hoping that helps.

My husband tries to reassure me that this won't last forever, but it has been a pretty miserable year since this all started. My stomach was pretty much fine up until a little over a year ago (other then some excessive gas at times). Then I was under a ton of stress from my son being sick with celiac for 9 months and my body went crazy on me. I don't think it will ever recover, but maybe there is hope.

Goodluck to you and hope you feel better soon.

Monica

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I have a weird question - how much time do you guys spend uncomfortable? Like what does it keep you from doing? Lately i feel like I am always uncomfortable and I cna;t do much. All my energiy seems to be going into getting better and I miss everything I used to do.

Miamia

That's not a weird question at all--I've been wanting to ask the same thing!! It seems that, just like you, all of my energy and thought go into figuring out what is causing what. I have been gluten-free for almost a whole year, and while some things have actually resolved (anemia, depression, skin stuff) I still have GI issues and anxiety that will go away for a time when I say, cut out a certain type of food like grain. Then is ok for a while, and something else crops up. Part of it is that when I do feel better, I must stop trying to add things back in. I do eat sugar, and pure chocolate. I really hate to give up those! Even during the years that my Celiac was undiagnosed, I would have some times that I would feel less sick--now it seems that everything has the ability to affect me. I miss things I used to do, too :angry: --I'm trying so hard to keep mind over matter, but it is hard. I'm sorry that you're going through the same thing, but I'm so glad I'm not alone--sometimes I think I'm going nuts :blink::D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rachel - that test looks good. If I ever get around to actually going into the clinic, I might consider that one.

Julie - thanks...the stress has been really tough. They are phasing out my job and on a frequent basis I am being as to do research on equipment or other things that would make it easier for them to do that. :( The other thing is the pre-cancer thing--I'm still waiting to hear the results of biopsies sent to Stanford about 3.5 weeks ago.

I think I've had blood sugar issues for a while, which is one of the reasons I tried the lower carb diet in the first place. I really do think it helped balance everything out for me (I never went NO carb--always had plenty of veggies and some fruits). I do agree that the processed foods are just evil. I was even having a problem with things like potatoes though, although I CAN eat them in very small amounts. I can eat other starchy veggies though as long as I don't eat googobs of them.

miamia - I spend a lot of time uncomfortable! I'm so tired of trying to figure everything out. I know that I must sound like a neurotic hypochondriac sometimes, but fortunately not one of my friends or family has said anything that wasn't supportive. My symptoms have kept me from doing some of the social activiites I like to do...recently I cancelled a weekend retreat and could not participate in an Easter musical...the dizziness and stomach pain were just too much. I've been unable to sing (I sing in a church choir and in a small group) on a few ocassions. I'm not as social now because I'm just too tired most of the time--it's really all I can do to do a full day of work, get a quick work out in and collapse. I missed a lot of work in the "beginning" of all of this. I had to cancel my vacation plans in October because I was just too sick. I had strep throat, which turned into an ear infection which didn't clear up and then a sinus infection...that was what finally led me to the gluten/casein thing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Key and Floridian - just wanted to say how sorry I am that you are both having a rough time.

I'm sorry that any of us is going through a rough time! :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Key and Floridian,

I'm so sorry that you guys are having it rough right now. :( Monica, I hope you feel better after taking out the dairy....it seems like that has a positive effect the majority of the time.

Donna, you still havent heard anything about the biopsies? Waiting is sooo stressful.....I know how you feel. Hope you get the results soon and hope they are positive.

MiaMia,

Yeah...it sucks spending all your time thinking about food and what to do to feel good. It gets frusterating for me cuz I've pretty much put my life on hold till I get this stuff figured out. I dont feel uncomfortable all the time or even in pain but if I were to try to spend the day doing something fun...I'd end up very uncomfortable since I cant eat anything and if I tried to be safe about it....I'm sure I'd still get sick. I used to cancel my plans constantly because I was too "out of it" to go anywhere or have fun and now I just dont make plans anymore. I miss my life too...I miss the freedom of doing whatever I wanted and eating whatever I wanted.

Jersey,

Did you have problems with all grains? Even stuff like quinoa? I want to go back to totally all meats and veggies and fruits but I *dont* want to go back to being 94 lbs. again. Is there anything I can eat to keep weight on?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Floridian - you're welcome. I truly believe we ARE going to get better. I think for all of us there's that one little key piece we're missing, but eventually we'll find it. I just wish it weren't so darned time consumming trying to figure it out. :)

Rachel - nope haven't heard yet. Dr. R said he'd call when he got the results so I hate to bug them, but I may give them a call this week if I haven't heard anything by Wednesday (the 4 week mark). It's driving me absolutely crazy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I made some super healthy cookies yesterday...I just kind of make stuff up as I go. I dont even know how they turned out half way normal cuz I just threw stuff into a bowl and mixed it. Anyways my heart was beating really fast afterwards. This happens sometimes and I'm not sure if its from MSG, sulfites or something else. It seems to happen whenever I have anything with Tapioca. I just read that tapioca is high in glutamates and nowadays the MSG is ususally made from corn or tapioca. Do you think it could be the glutamate in the tapioca flour? Also the more stuff is processed the more glutamate it has. Is flour highly processed? I know the starches are and I definately got a racing heart and reflux from tapioca starch. I got a tiny bit of reflux yesterday from the cookies...there was no starches only the flour.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rachel and Cali,

Hey everybody!

Ive heard from both you guys that you do better on meat veggies and fruit, a clean simple diet with not a lot of starch... am I getting that right?

Rachel I know you were taking those icky supplements at the time and also had just gotten off Metronidazole, which sux and is hard on your system.

I think Im going to try going on a low starch veggies and meat little fruit diet, I just have to go out buy the tupperware are cook it all.

I m scared to eat potatos and im not sure which fruits and veggies to eat. I cant really tolerate dairy either, it does have a cumltive effect and leaves a tinny tase in my mouth sometimes.

Cali,,, what were you eating when you were at your best, specifically with fruits vegies and fish and some yogurt...

I think I can do it for a while...

I know what you mean rachel about loosing weight on the diet, I guess you could eat more fattening meats insetead of the lean ones? Just a guess.

Im still not sure what to eat I guess...

Christina

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Monica and Floridian--I'm so sorry you are feeling so bad right now :(

Julie--I also saw a Kiniesiologist when I was still trying to find an answer to why I was always sick. It's interesting that the things he told me I was "allergic" to (they use the word, allergic, I think for all kinds of intolerance) are either things that I know are a problem (gluten) and things that have become a problem since I've come off gluten. This was 2 years ago that he told me to avoid gluten, oat, corn, soy, coconut, and dairy. He said I could have 2 oz. of grains and legumes once a week. These are all things that have turned out to be right on. The problem with that, for me, was that I had a hard time with following this advice blindly. This was all before I had even heard of Celiac, and I was not aware that foods could cause such problems. Boy, did I get an eye-opener! I am one to ask a ton of questions and I need to understand the reasons behind everything. So, I ended up learning the same things the hard way. Strange.

Rachel--I get GI problems (D, cramping, stomach pain) and anxiety when I eat grains. I can get away with eating them for a few days, and then it catches up with me. Corn, rice and sorghum I know--the rest, I'm afraid to try. This is pretty much because of what the Kineiesologist said. Can you eat potatoes? I eat them often--both white and sweet. That may keep you from losing any more weight. Actually, I could stand to lose a few pounds! I admit to eating Lay's Chips--no outward problems with them, and I really like them. I also use the Vance's Dari Free potato based milk sub--that has additives, I know and I try not to use it every day. It's just that, as you say, it's hard to fill up on meat and veggies--even though I'm finding that those seem to be the best things for me--and very little else! :angry:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I made some super healthy cookies yesterday...I just kind of make stuff up as I go. I dont even know how they turned out half way normal cuz I just threw stuff into a bowl and mixed it. Anyways my heart was beating really fast afterwards. This happens sometimes and I'm not sure if its from MSG, sulfites or something else. It seems to happen whenever I have anything with Tapioca. I just read that tapioca is high in glutamates and nowadays the MSG is ususally made from corn or tapioca. Do you think it could be the glutamate in the tapioca flour? Also the more stuff is processed the more glutamate it has. Is flour highly processed? I know the starches are and I definately got a racing heart and reflux from tapioca starch. I got a tiny bit of reflux yesterday from the cookies...there was no starches only the flour.

Its good that your baking, to be honest I havent tried baking yet, flours seems to give me problems, and its hard to make somthing turn out good with so many restrictions, so props.

Tapioca is from the cassava plant, its kind of a chemically active plant I guess it has a lot of complex properties to it. I have reacted to tapioca also, so I dont use it, and Ive heard it bad for thyroids, its a top goitrogen like millet is too. But Bottom line, the stuff in processed and you never really know whats in it, MSG or fill in the blank, if it made your heart race and gave you reflux I would not eat it again you know now not to eat it again. There are some foods that make my heart race and feel hyper,,,like ive been poisoned, I hate that.

The worst MSG experience I had was with progresso soups,,,,the MSG and sodium is so high in that, I felt really bad, and its supposed to be healthy too?? Go figure.

Its interesting to see if all these foods do indeed have a common link.

What does your doctor say you should be eating?

Good luck with your test, and hey dont be discouraged if your results come back normal,,,

A lot of this is on the celluar level and inside the cells of our bodies, and I think its hard to detect whats really going on in our cells from just saliva or blood sample.

And so we keep ploding away with the diets and trying to be our self healers,,, doesnt it make it a little bit easier that we can try and help others, and the information that we have gained from our search for the answers makes us that much more resourcefull and compationate towards others so that we can have empathy and understanding and be better people. We are all better people because of our suffering that we have gone through.

Have a good day everyone, if I could take away all your pain I would...

C

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rachel--I react to tapioca the same as gluten! I made cookies the other day using only potato starch. No grain flours at all. I don't know if you can tolerate that, but they came out pretty good. That's interesting about the heartbeat--I get palpitations, since I've been off gluten. Not a rapid heartbeat, but I'm aware of my heart beating. I would love to figure out what triggers it.

Christine--Thanks for all of your kind thoughts! I could never tolerate Progresso Soups--I kind of thought it might be the soy, but it could be the MSG--or a bad :blink: combination of both

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That's interesting about the heartbeat--I get palpitations, since I've been off gluten. Not a rapid heartbeat, but I'm aware of my heart beating. I would love to figure out what triggers it.

Mine started since going gluten-free as well, only I'd definitely say it was rapid, and it's mostly at night when I lay down for bed. It has happened a few times during the day as well--just happened as I started to type this, lol. It literally feels like my heart is in my throat and is beating for it's life to get out, lol. Sometimes it just feels like it's flip flopping...maybe that's gas. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mine started since going gluten-free as well, only I'd definitely say it was rapid, and it's mostly at night when I lay down for bed. It has happened a few times during the day as well--just happened as I started to type this, lol. It literally feels like my heart is in my throat and is beating for it's life to get out, lol. Sometimes it just feels like it's flip flopping...maybe that's gas. :D

I've had a couple of instances where it was very fast--and those were when I first got into bed, too. The usual palpitations that I get during the day are sort of like I'm anxious--but I'm not! I don't think. Sometimes, I can stop it with a deep breath--most times, not. Do you have any idea what could trigger these things?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I've had a couple of instances where it was very fast--and those were when I first got into bed, too. The usual palpitations that I get during the day are sort of like I'm anxious--but I'm not! I don't think. Sometimes, I can stop it with a deep breath--most times, not. Do you have any idea what could trigger these things?

No. I did try to ask my doctor way back at the end of January when it was really bad...she was basically a waste of an office visit. She didn't even look at me and basically said it would be a waste of time to put a monitor on me. I was wondering for a little while if it might be related to the GERD somehow, but I don't know. It was scarey when it was happening almost every night...at the same time I was having actual chest pain...still my doctor wouldn't even look at me. I no longer see her. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am kind of sad reading this thread now :( We all have a lot of challenges and our little support group is growing, welcome key and Floridian.

What is going on that so many are so sick??

The rapid heartbeat, I have two thoughts on that. My acupuncturist told me it signified a food allergy if it rises after ingesting a food. Also, on the MSG board they talk about this issue a lot that MSG exposure raises the heart beat, sometimes enough that some people have even had heart attacks. They said they take CoQ10 (out of the capsule) to calm it down, or to counteract the MSG.

Rachel, I am with you if I eat meat, fruit, and vegetables I lose lots of weight. If I eat starches then I go the other way with massive fluid retention. The starches seem to be where a lot of my intolerances come in and thus the swelling. Especially the gluten substitute grains like tapioca, sourghum, even rice. So that is the million dollar question, what to eat in order not to lose weight but not to gain water weight either???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
No. I did try to ask my doctor way back at the end of January when it was really bad...she was basically a waste of an office visit. She didn't even look at me and basically said it would be a waste of time to put a monitor on me. I was wondering for a little while if it might be related to the GERD somehow, but I don't know. It was scarey when it was happening almost every night...at the same time I was having actual chest pain...still my doctor wouldn't even look at me. I no longer see her. :)

My GP said basicly the same thing--she said that that symptom by itself (no other heart symptoms or dizziness) is nothing to worry about. I still think that it means something, especially since it started after the gluten-free diet--but my GP dosen't even pretend to know anything about Celiac. Also, 2 1/2 years ago, I had an echocardiogram and spent 24 hours on a holter monitor--those came out normal. Of course, I was not having the palps. then <_<

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
My GP said basicly the same thing--she said that that symptom by itself (no other heart symptoms or dizziness) is nothing to worry about. I still think that it means something, especially since it started after the gluten-free diet--but my GP dosen't even pretend to know anything about Celiac. Also, 2 1/2 years ago, I had an echocardiogram and spent 24 hours on a holter monitor--those came out normal. Of course, I was not having the palps. then <_<

See, that's what gets me because I was extremely dizzy at the time, and that's basically what she said, that if the palps didn't happen when the monitor was on it wouldn't show anything.

More, lol:

The palps, so seem to be better. They're not happening as much. The things I've done recently that might affect it are: SCD diet for a short time, I've cut out major sources of hidden corn a few weeks back and recently more mindful of MSG as well, and I'm taking Prilosec OTC until July because my GI wants to see if the acid is what caused my cells to look different in the biopsy (he'll do another biopsy in July, so I'm afraid NOT to take the Prilosec).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi girls! I'm so sorry to hear that so many of you are feeling so terrible. :( Please hang in there. I really think with all of this new info we can't help but find the answer. Rachel's MSG connection makes so much sense, and so much of what other people have posted resonates too, with cross-reactions and the similarities in the cellular makeup of different foods, plus hidden ingredients and the fact that so many of us are in the same boat. We're getting closer to the truth every day... I really believe that :)

I have a weird question - how much time do you guys spend uncomfortable? Like what does it keep you from doing? Lately i feel like I am always uncomfortable and I cna;t do much. All my energiy seems to be going into getting better and I miss everything I used to do.

Miamia

Miamia,

Not a silly question. Sometimes it can help a lot to know that you aren't alone, either in your symptoms, or in the severity of the impact on your life. I've had to completely put my life on hold for the time being(withdraw from school, stop working). :unsure: I haven't had one day of being well since St. Patrick's and before that, the last time I felt good for any longer period of time was at Christmas. I'm not making any plans with friends or family right now either; it's just too hard to let people down all the time, and to try to explain all of this. So right now, my life is basically just about trying to distract myself from feeling so wretched, and to try to keep my spirits up ( some days are easier than others) and working towards getting healthy.

I made some super healthy cookies yesterday...I just kind of make stuff up as I go. I dont even know how they turned out half way normal cuz I just threw stuff into a bowl and mixed it. Anyways my heart was beating really fast afterwards. Do you think it could be the glutamate in the tapioca flour? Also the more stuff is processed the more glutamate it has. Is flour highly processed? I know the starches are and I definately got a racing heart and reflux from tapioca starch.

Rachel and Jersey,

Do all of the grains and starchy foods affect you this way? Rachel, we must have some sort of psychic link (haha) :P because I tried making super healthy cookies yesterday too...with sweet rice flour, and my heart started racing, my stomach was in knots all afternoon and evening, and a lot of my other symptoms are worse today. I don't know how this can happen from all grains but it seems to for me. Every single time I bake, no matter how I change the ingredients, I end up feeling miserable. Is that how it is with you too?

Ive heard from both you guys that you do better on meat veggies and fruit, a clean simple diet with not a lot of starch... am I getting that right?

Cali,,, what were you eating when you were at your best, specifically with fruits vegies and fish and some yogurt...

Christina,

At my best, here's what I was eating, on a rotation: peeled apples, strawberries (i know they're problematic for a lot of people, but they seemed okay), steamed broccoli & zucchini, raw or steamed spinach and tomato. Tea with a tiny bit of milk and some sugar once in a while. And two or three times a week I was trying to have wild-caught salmon or sole. I also did well for a while when I added in 6 oz of plain fat-free yogurt per day, but it had to be a specific brand and no more than that, or else I got really sick.

A while after that, when I was traveling after starting to feel a lot better, I'd stick mostly to a small amount of raw crudite--broccoli, cauli, tomato, spinach salad (no dressing) and brie and maybe a baked potato, without the skin, once a week.

Of course, right now I can't tolerate raw veggies or the cheese or yogurt, but I'm expecting that to change eventually. Also, quantity seems to be really important for me. I don't know if I have a small stomach or what, but I can't eat a lot if I want to feel well.

Hope that helps a little :) And thanks for your kind words

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hi Monica and Floridian--I'm so sorry you are feeling so bad right now :(

Julie--I also saw a Kiniesiologist when I was still trying to find an answer to why I was always sick. It's interesting that the things he told me I was "allergic" to (they use the word, allergic, I think for all kinds of intolerance) are either things that I know are a problem (gluten) and things that have become a problem since I've come off gluten. This was 2 years ago that he told me to avoid gluten, oat, corn, soy, coconut, and dairy. He said I could have 2 oz. of grains and legumes once a week. These are all things that have turned out to be right on. The problem with that, for me, was that I had a hard time with following this advice blindly. This was all before I had even heard of Celiac, and I was not aware that foods could cause such problems. Boy, did I get an eye-opener! I am one to ask a ton of questions and I need to understand the reasons behind everything. So, I ended up learning the same things the hard way. Strange.

Rachel--I get GI problems (D, cramping, stomach pain) and anxiety when I eat grains. I can get away with eating them for a few days, and then it catches up with me. Corn, rice and sorghum I know--the rest, I'm afraid to try. This is pretty much because of what the Kineiesologist said. Can you eat potatoes? I eat them often--both white and sweet. That may keep you from losing any more weight. Actually, I could stand to lose a few pounds! I admit to eating Lay's Chips--no outward problems with them, and I really like them. I also use the Vance's Dari Free potato based milk sub--that has additives, I know and I try not to use it every day. It's just that, as you say, it's hard to fill up on meat and veggies--even though I'm finding that those seem to be the best things for me--and very little else! :angry:

hey jersey,

You just made me remember something! I've seen all these specialists over the last 12 years I forget some of the information a lot of the time. I was told that when the digestive tract is compromised with leaky gut, or whatever it may be, grains are really hard on our systems. Flours especially since they are processed. That was great advice to only have a small amount at a time. I am wondering if this will work for Rachel, if you tried only eating a very small amount when you did eat them and see what your symptoms might be, if any? Also some grains are more gentle on the system than others. Have you tried millet or quinoa?? Just a thought. Like jersey said, potatoes and things like winter squashes, spagetti squash, beans, can you handle beans?? Those might be possible substitutes if the grains don't work out. I can have anasazi beans, it's kind of a rare bean, but I seem to be able to tolerate it ok.

I am thinking more and more I will continue with the whole foods way of eating, and for good. I have tried to reintroduce things for over 12 years and nothing has shifted. If I eat anything from a package or a box, even from the health food store I get sick. I just don't think my body can tolerate or adapt to our 21st century food supply.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
What is going on that so many are so sick??

The rapid heartbeat, I have two thoughts on that. My acupuncturist told me it signified a food allergy if it rises after ingesting a food.

Rachel, I am with you if I eat meat, fruit, and vegetables I lose lots of weight. If I eat starches then I go the other way with massive fluid retention. The starches seem to be where a lot of my intolerances come in and thus the swelling. Especially the gluten substitute grains like tapioca, sourghum, even rice. So that is the million dollar question, what to eat in order not to lose weight but not to gain water weight either???

I had heard that about the rapid heartbeat too. It makes sense that our bodies would try to give us a 'danger' signal right away. Julie, I'm with you and Rachel on the whole diet dilemma, although at this point I'm so puffy that I'm not too worried about losing too much weight at the moment ;) I'm sure that'll change after I actually do though. Can I ask how long it takes you to de-puff?

I am thinking more and more I will continue with the whole foods way of eating, and for good. I have tried to reintroduce things for over 12 years and nothing has shifted. If I eat anything from a package or a box, even from the health food store I get sick. I just don't think my body can tolerate or adapt to our 21st century food supply.

Im just about at that point too. Every time I reintroduce something, I get really sick and then it just goes downhill from there. My mom's explanation is that those of us who are so sensitive are 99% angel and can't tolerate Earth's polluted atmosphere very well :) so that's why only pure, whole foods work for us. Whenever I'm having a particularly bad day, and/or taking health criticisms too much to heart, that makes me smile.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
My mom's explanation is that those of us who are so sensitive are 99% angel and can't tolerate Earth's polluted atmosphere very well :) so that's why only pure, whole foods work for us. Whenever I'm having a particularly bad day, and/or taking health criticisms too much to heart, that makes me smile.

I like that! :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Not a silly question. Sometimes it can help a lot to know that you aren't alone, either in your symptoms, or in the severity of the impact on your life. I've had to completely put my life on hold for the time being(withdraw from school, stop working). :unsure: I haven't had one day of being well since St. Patrick's and before that, the last time I felt good for any longer period of time was at Christmas. I'm not making any plans with friends or family right now either; it's just too hard to let people down all the time, and to try to explain all of this. So right now, my life is basically just about trying to distract myself from feeling so wretched, and to try to keep my spirits up ( some days are easier than others) and working towards getting healthy.

Calicat,

Keep your chin up :) You will find the answers and better health will come.

Christina,

At my best I am eating watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe, pears (peeled), peaches (peeled), kiwi, apples (peeled), and mangoes for breakfast (I have yet to try out grapefruit, pineapple, papaya). For lunch I have a taco salad that I make with ground turkey (browned with a little cumin and garlic), leaf lettuce, shredded carrot, a little avocado diced, and olive oil for dressing. Then for dinner I rotate chicken and beef (prepared with different fresh herbs for a variety of flavor) and eat with either asparagus, zucchini, or yellow crookneck squash. I also seem to be able to tolerate spagetti squash, anasazi beans, lentils, red skinned potatoes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Can I ask how long it takes you to de-puff?

:lol::lol: This made me laugh, how cute are you?!?! Depending on how many days I have been ingesting the offenders, it really does take a good 4 days for the fluid to even begin to release and then it goes down a little more everyday after that. If I just eat something for one day I can get away with just having a minor amount of puffing that will be present the next day and it will clear out completely by the evening if I continue to eat clean. If that makes sense?

My mom's explanation is that those of us who are so sensitive are 99% angel and can't tolerate Earth's polluted atmosphere very well :) so that's why only pure, whole foods work for us. Whenever I'm having a particularly bad day, and/or taking health criticisms too much to heart, that makes me smile.

That is the best darn explanation that I have ever heard. Thanks to your mom for coming up with that!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...