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  1. For the love of it

    A great story and an important one to share! A story I can totally relate to. I can’t say that my journey is exactly the same but it’s similar in that I am finding that food has the ability to make or break me, along with unchecked stress. Having been diagnosed with mild lupus in 1992, I set out on my journey to find answers. It has taken me a very long time. I am not where I would like to be at this juncture but I am heading in a healthier direction related to life style and changed eating habits. I also can’t say I have come to the same conclusion about wheat, but I have attempted to eliminate it based on the advice of a nutritionist a few years ago. What I have restarted is a whole foods approach to eating with smaller portions and healthy snacks in between combined with an exercise schedule. In recent years I let stress and unhappiness get the better of me and it hasn’t been pretty. I have since change jobs and returned to a healthier life style. I am slowly crawling back and am focused on the grand prize – a happier and healthier me.

    I am so happy for you. Finding the answers is really challenging as we get mired down with the billions of bits of information available to us today. It’s a blessing and a curse. I will surely take a look at the book you mentioned and will be more vigilant about identifying andavoiding products containing wheat.

    You are an admirable and strong woman and I adore you! 🙂

    • GirlPhoenix

      Thanks for the comment! You are too nice 😉 I find that I can get by with one or two days of eating poorly, and then symptoms start to appear slowly. Slower digestion is always the first thing. Skin problems usually follow. I do think that genetics obviously plays a role in how sensitive you are to foods, and age seems to make us less tolerant too, especially if your other lifestyle choices aren’t ideal. Genetic mapping is so amazing now, and although it’s not anywhere near complete, I did subsequently get tested and do have some susceptibility to autoimmune disease, so as it turns out, maybe it was some foreshadowing on my part. Thanks for sharing your story 😉

      • For the love of it

        We do have the genetics issue in common. 🙂 Coincidentally, I had a nutritionist session this morning and I asked about the wheat issue. She confirmed it’s more about the processing than the wheat itself. I’m going to make sure it’s on my list of things to check when reviewing labels and I want to read that book you mentioned as well. Thanks for sharing! ! Super helpful and informative.

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