“apparently, I’m radioactive”
[Quote from a Steve Martin comedy sketch I love]
SO my dear friends and family who have been with me on this journey, I thought today we could have a good laugh together. I got my food allergy test results yesterday* [Hallelujah Chorus] and boy howdy, am I EVER glad I did this.
[*Background: if you didn’t know, I’ve had eczema all of my life but it has become much more severe, especially over the past few years. I have been in a lot of intense, unbearable pain and finally, two months ago, I went to see a holistic doc for the first time because I did not want to rely on medicine. Yesterday was my second appointment, where I got acupuncture [first time] and the results to a food allergy test – testing me for 200 foods – which was determined through testing my blood.]
I could have never guessed some of these. But it really is quite humorous – I’ve been laughing at least – not only how many there are, but what some of them are… so please, let this brighten your day, may it make you glad you’re you, and then today, enjoy every bite and taste of the food you can eat! For me – promise you’ll do that for me :)
SEVERE INTOLERANCE :: Baker’s Yeast Cardamom Malt Pomegranate Squash [yellow] White Potato
MODERATE INTOLERANCE :: Apple Bok Choy Carob Cashew Celery Cow’s Milk Fava Bean Flaxseed Lamb Lima Bean Nutmeg Pear Rice Salmon Shrimp Veal
MILD INTOLERANCE :: Acorn Squash Artichoke Avocado Bay Leaf Blackberry Cabbage Carrot Cauliflower Chamomile Chick Pea Chili Pepper Coriander Cumin Curry Powder Grape Green Pea Honey Hops Iceberg Lettuce Jalapeno Pepper Liver [Beef] Lobster Mango Millet Mint Mussel Okra Olive Parsley Peanut Pistachio Rosemary Soybean Squid Tapioca Tomato Turkey Turmeric Vanilla Zucchini
ALSO :: Gluten [Barley, Oat, Wheat, Rye Spelt] and Whey [Goat’s Milk, Sheep’s Milk]
What this means is my body reacts to the proteins in these foods. They cause inflammation inside because my body can’t handle it, and therefore through my skin.
I am to cut out all of these foods for the next three months or more to allow my system to continue to heal and balance. My understanding is that eventually I may be able to have some of the mild triggers, but will just have to see how it goes.
The few things I was elated to learn I’m NOT allergic to some of my other favorites: sweet potatoes – because baking sweet potato chips has become not only an art, but my delicious indulgence – almonds, pecans, pineapple, and bananas. I also learned I’m NOT allergic to eggs and corn, which I had cut out the past two months. The only grains I can have now are buckwheat [not sure I’ve ever even had it], corn, and quinoa [which has become a recent favorite anyway!].
The natural diet over the past few months has made me feel better [mood, body functions, energy] and improved my skin a little, but it is no wonder I wasn’t healing like how I hoped, as I have been eating a lot of rice, avocado, squash, potato, celery, carrots, cabbage, chick peas, pear, salmon, AND my favorite tea I’ve been drinking every day had Cardamom and Carob, two big intolerances.
I am hopeful that from today on, as I don’t eat these things, that I may get to REALLY experience health and healing. We shall see, ay? :) Crazy, crazy…
Thanks for your support! It has been an interesting but often difficult few months, and I seriously could not have done it without you. Thankfully, I also received with this test a long ole list of foods I CAN eat, which I will share accordingly with those of you who I will be meal-sharing with :)
It feels SO good to finally know. And I’m blessed to have been able to even pay for and get this test done in the first place. Yeah, I will miss some of the foods I’ve had to cut out [ICE CREAM], BUT, I would much rather feel better, be free from pain, and be confident in my own skin. And there is no temporary gratification that could replace that.