Tuesday, July 01, 2014
My oldest daughter has been having GI distress (abdominal pain, nausea) for nearly a year now, and it is wrecking havoc in our family. It's hard to go anywhere because she is frequently not feeling well.
The doctors we've seen, after doing a quick check-up in which everything seems normal, just keep patronizing her, telling her things like, "Try not to think about it," and "Don't let it dominate your life," but she continues to feel lousy.
I think we may need to try an elimination diet to see if any food intolerances are causing this. That should be fun with an 11-year-old. It's so hard to get her to comply with food restrictions!
In happier news, I've been drinking a lot of fruit and veggie juice over the last several months, and I have been feeling MUCH better. I have had a lot more energy, no more food cravings, and I've even lost a few pounds without really trying to do anything other than eat healthfully. And, for some reason, I haven't had a migraine in MONTHS!! I wouldn't have expected that, and I don't know if it's related to drinking juice or healthier eating habits in general, but it's the only major change I've made lately. I wish the rest of the family would get on board as well!