I’m Making a HUGE Change
I have been sick for a very long time and no doctor could figure out why, I am so at the end of my rope that I am holding on by a thread and so I made the decision to see a Naturopath. The diagnosis is a bad gut, the solution is dairy free, gluten free and no peanuts for at least 30 days…WHAT!!!!???? I can almost live without the gluten because I do like toast but dairy is going to be the hardest. I love milk, cheese, yogurt and especially milk on my cereal but I can do this. It’s not just a dairy free gluten free “diet,” it’s really a “diet” free of all foods that are inflammatory; so in addition to no dairy and no gluten I also have to give up: alcohol, caffeine, red meat, fried foods, carbonated drinks and nightshade vegetables. I don’t care about alcohol. red meat and fried foods as I’ve already given them up but peanuts are going to be the hardest; I’m allergic to most nuts except peanuts, macadamia nuts and cashews so trail mix is an issue; I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes four years ago so I’d already given up sugar and fried foods. I want to be healthy again, I want to have energy, I want to walk and hike for more that a half hour, I want to go kayaking and stay out for hours, I want to do so many things that I haven’t been able to do for many years.
These are the supplements that the naturopath sold me and again I only have to take them for thirty days which is a good thing because they were expensive. They are also supposed to help in resetting my digestive system and so far everything is working. I am feeling so much better it really is quite astonishing but I will be honest with you…I miss peanut butter, I miss bread, I miss butter but most of all I miss the right to be able to eat all these things. I am that type of person where if you tell me I can’t have something, even though I don’t want it, I will want it with every fibre of my being.
I am on Day 5 and I really wanted to pack it in last night, I was so discouraged because I was hungry, I had a good cry and remembered that God is walking with me on this road; He has been doing everything that He can to bring me back to wholeness both physically and mentally and emotionally, I haven’t taken Him seriously thus far but I am at the end of my rope and am ready to do whatever He wants me to do to be whole. Please don’t think that I am saying that God made me sick to bring me to my knees, I made me sick but He has been telling me to change and I haven’t listened but thankfully He is patient and loving.
So I will be writing updates once a week on Tuesdays it seems and I will let you know how it’s going. I am feeling better today than the last four days combined which is a good thing and I am figuring things out…I even found gluten-free, dairy-free, nut free double chocolate chip cookies…YAY!!!
Until next time…