About the blog

I struggled with horribly painful bouts of illness that seem to strike out of the blue for my whole life. Finally, after a very embarrassing situation at work, I spent thousands of dollars and months of my time to diagnose the problem. I learned I am lactose and gluten intolerant.

That should be the end of the story right? Wrong! It’s been two years since I got the diagnosis and I am still ill. Why? Not only is it difficult to find tasty foods that don’t have either ingredient, but I also battle the misconception that I am just a picky eater out to annoy all who try to cook and/or eat with me.  In fact trying to order at restaurants or going to dinner parties is very awkward and often embarrassing. Especially when there is nothing there for me to eat!

Another misconception that drives me nuts is that if someone gives up gluten and dairy they automatically lose weight! Not so! I gained 15 pounds since I started the “new” diet.   Now, I plan to stand up for myself and do what is right for my body…. I  intend to feel better and lose those pesky pounds!

I would love any ideas, feedback or conversations about the best ways to embark on this journey. It’s a very tough one at times!

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4 responses to “About the blog

  1. I’m starting a blog hop for anyone dealing with allergies, eczema, or asthma – adults or parents helping their children. If you’re interested in joining, please visit my page and post a comment asking to join. http://itchylittleworld.wordpress.com/blog-hop/

    Hopefully we can create a circle of blogs to support each other in battling these conditions.

    Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you!
    Jennifer

  2. This is super interesting! I gave up meat, dairy, gluten/ grains, sugar for several years for health reasons. Felt amazing. People always thought I was some difficult hippie or something. Would love to chat more with you about this and hear about this journey.

  3. Good luck with your dietary endeavor! With thyroid problems, it seemed for years impossible for me to lose weight, and a big battle to not gain. Recently, while reading a book about paleo diets and gluten free diets, and Deep Nutrition, I learned some weight-breaking things about food and nutrition. While cutting back on carbs, and eating more real fats to re-train my body to burn fat for energy rather than carbs, I accidentally lost 11 pounds in the process. That was nothing short of a miracle. So, I understand your frustrations with food availability, and being lactose intolerant limits you even more.

  4. This is such a helpful site! We recently learned that our 10-month-old has a milk allergy. Thank you for all of your resources. I’ll keep you posted as to what recipes we’ve tried.

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