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Food Panic and the Summer WonderLand

Monday, June 20, 2011

My Summer Wonderland was going so well! After a Spring that felt more like fall, things are turning around. The weather is warmer and we finally have time to peak outside without getting rained on daily...
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But things couldn't stay that simple, no! I just found out I MIGHT have a celiac-related problem. Apparently I fit all the criteria, or most of it, so I need to give a try to a gluten and lactose - free diet for a month and a bit. I also have to reduce my sugar intake - which will at least be good for me - since I have mild hypoglycemia and it's exacerbating it. I had a few dizzy episodes since I started eating more sweets. Seems like it messes up my body's insulin balance.
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So I will be starting my new 'diet' either tomorrow (Monday) or Tuesday. I have to be very strict for this tryout period. If I do end up having this problem, I will need to be strict at home, but should be able to have the occasional cheat. I cannot remember the name my MD gave me, but it's not as serious as Celiac - although it's related to it.
Apparently, people with auto-immune problems (allergies, asthma, etc) and O blood type are at a higher risk of developing this problem. O blood types need an 'Original' diet resembling the Paleo diet and are more sensitive to preservatives, processing and evolutive novelties... Like grains, lactose, and especially gluten.
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I will post updates on my journey and the outcome.
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I had a nice Father's Day BBQ today and got to see most of the men in my life. It was nice. We had a mexican theme with a Chili, Guacamole, Spicy salsa, Taco salad, Green bean salad - everything home made (including some home-made Sangria! Yum!). And it was really nice. I had a few organic unsalted Blue corn chips with the Chili, which are my favourites!
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I do hope everyone is doing well and that you are taking any hurdles coming your way with a positive attitude!
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INGMARIE 6/23/2011 9:10AM

    Hi there princesse, I am sure you will do ok with this
just follow the diet suggestions and it will help.

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NOMIS1 6/22/2011 10:37AM

    Good Luck - I know you will do well. Keep us posted.

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LYNMEINDERS 6/21/2011 4:29AM

    You will feel so much better if you follow your "new" diet and discover that it helps the problems....
What you wrote about O blood makes so much sense to me....although i have no know alergies changing my diet to vegan has certainly improved my health...less preservatives etc...I really noticed the preservatives etc in our food when i came back fro 12 days in ethiopia.......best thing i ever did....

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