It has been a few tough months, actually more like a little over a year. My gallstones morphed into all kinds of other symptoms. After one of the Doctors though he had to tell me that I would be on the purple pill for the rest of my life. I was flabbergasted. Ok, yes I do love purple, but I am not willing to take this poison that will create way bigger problems for me in the long run than what is going on in my gut at the moment.
So I started digging and digging. I found quite some answers. It was time to pull the emergency brake. In the 90’s I found out that I was Lactose intolerant. Since then I have been paying a little more attention to my belly, noticing signs earlier than before. But still I had that chocolate and ice cream here and there. Now thinking back, maybe that wasn’t such a good idea. But being human, it is hard to drop those comfort foods.
This January I decided, this is it. I am not relying on the pharmacy to blanket my symptoms, it is time to get to the root of the problem. Time to pull the brake right now.
So I did. We have pretty much been eating quite healthy already, hardly ever eat out and cook 95% of our food. But there was still flour, grains and sugar in our food. We cut those out. I stumbled over this Paleo lifestyle. I am pinning away with any info and recipes I can find. I am feeling so much better, dropped quite a bit of pounds on the way too, but that’s not the reason why I got into this. But all of a sudden me feeling good came to a halt. I am still in the middle of figuring out what else is wrong.
I think one other major culprit is my lack of proper sleep, this will be quite a undertaking to fix this, but in order to get healthy this needs to be done.
So a few days ago I had some blood drawn to see if there are any other sensitivities, intolerance or allergies I didn’t know about.
I know it will take quite some time to feel super good again, it didn’t happen over time that I got so sick either, but I know the few restrictions that I have in the moment will be for a good reason and maybe some of the restrictions will be lifted again. On the other hand it has been quite an interesting journey so far already. I am spending a lot of cooking and prepping time with my kids in the kitchen. Grocery shopping turned into a scavenger hunt, of who can find that item that doesn’t have the no nos in it. Yes it is a bit of a learning curve, but it has brought our family even more together and that is already a big plus in my book.
mhhhh, I am getting hungry looking at all those fun food items.
And I found some yummy items on Etsy too:
What is your favorite food?