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...
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.
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.
I will post updates on my journey and the outcome.
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!
I do hope everyone is doing well and that you are taking any hurdles coming your way with a positive attitude!