I can’t believe it’s been 2 months since my last post! So much is going on. I’m homeschooling my son, still job hunting while making my own tutorial videos which you can see here.
I’ve been experiencing some health issues so now I’m spending time researching. At first, I thought it was just heartburn, because of the things that caused a flare up. Then it looked like it might be an ulcer because the remedies that I used for heartburn didn’t work.
I talked to a nurse friend of mine and she mentioned it sounds like celiac disease. I don’t think so, because I only have a couple of those symptoms, but I do think it’s a gluten sensitivity, so either way, it seems I’ll have to change my entire diet; I don’t like to always be thinking about food and that’s what will happen unless I can get a really good menu down and some meal prep is done.
I have always had a horrible sweet tooth, so I know that just destroys the gut. When I was 17 yrs old, I had my gallbladder removed because I had “gravel”. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize how important it was to change my diet at that time. Then in my twenties, I was diagnosed with IBS. Still, I just went on with life as usual. Twenty yrs later and I’m definitely paying for it! Hindsight is 20/20! If I had made those changes then, I might not be dealing with these issues now.
I started looking into gluten and in what foods you can find them. At first, I saw that gluten is naturally in wheat, barley, and rye, then I saw that it can be found in vitamins and condiments, and I’m guessing in a lot of other places.
I’ve always believed that if you ate organic, whole foods (non-processed) your food can actually be medicine, but you need to know everything that goes into your meal.
For those of you who are concerned and would recommend a trip to the doctor’s office, that is not possible at this time, but hopefully in the future. 🙂