Welcome Scatterbolt - a bit tardy here, but I read your post early on and didn't have time to post, so here it comes!
Food pickiness and gluten issues - not surprising. When I was young I'd gag when mom tried to get me to eat eggs (later found out I'm a bit allergic to yolks). I hated the fat in meats and would tuck pork chops in the waist of my pants and flush it after my plate was clean! lol I still am not a big meat eater. I grew up on canned peas and iceberg lettuce salads - ew. But as you age, your tastes MAY change, so keep that in mind. I didn't like onions until I was 32ish. So keep trying! Also keep in mind the Top 8 allergens: wheat, dairy, CORN, soy, fish, shellfish, peanuts, treenuts.
That's funny Nomad - when I read Scatterbolt's aversion to veggies, I thought of the same Oprah episode! I was at Barnes & Noble the other day and saw A LOT of people had Seinfeld's book on hold behind the desk. Oprah sure knows how to sell a book! lol What about sneaking cabbage and other green leafy veggies into a fruit/protein smoothie? You can't taste it and the texture is s-m-o-o-t-h-i-e!
I've been trying to find a good gf protein/green smoothie powder ... some of them SAY gf, but also so many have glutenous grasses, esp barley grass in them that I still don't trust. I've emailed several companies to get their products tested by the GFCO (Gluten Free Certification Organization) through GIG (Gluten Intolerance Group) ... and NO REPLY OF COURSE.
You have GOT to find some kind of gf veggie that works because you'll STILL be malnourished without well-rounded diet. Veggies and water (then fruit and wild Alaskan salmon, or mercury-free fishes for omega-3s) are the staff of life (IMHO). This might be why you're still not feeling up to par? Other than your suspecting other food allergies. If you're overeating one particular food that could likely be a culprit right there. If you do the elimination diet like Nomad suggested, don't repeat a food for 4 days - it could take that long for subsequent symptoms to show up.
When my daughter did an elim. diet she was told to have a fruit for breakfast, veggie for lunch, protein for dinner by the allergist. Any ONE fruit, veggie, protein (egg is a protein) - as much as you wanted to feel full. And to write down every belch, burp, sniffle, cough, runny nose, itch, and the time it happened, etc. I don't have a good website to suggest, but google. (here's one actually: http://tinyurl.com/2xxonw )
There are different approaches, I just shared one. Talk to an allergist for help if you can. Are you going to school and can get one through school insurance? Can't remember your bio at the moment.
And you had trichotillomania?! Wow! You're the first I've met.
Did you find it helped ease anxiety to pull hair? Are you done with it? You know who I think of when I think of how I felt? People who cut themselves. It's a hunch I have. I wrote a doctor about my hunches about connection to food allergies/nutrient deficiencies and trichotillomania also -- never heard from her OF COURSE.
Keep us posted on your goings and doings. We want for you to feel better.
Edited by: DOTSLADY at: 10/21/2007 (12:51)
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