Thursday, October 23, 2014
So I've had GI issues for years. I chalked them up to "tummy issues" and lactose intolerance and just didn't think about them a whole lot one way or another. But we're thinking about starting a family and even pretty religious application of Lactaid wasn't getting things to a normal state so I figured before I start trying to support a second life I should make sure my GI tract is at least supporting one human reasonably well. So off to the doc and they ruled out all the truly nasty stuff (parasites, auto-immune, full out allergies). All good.
So off to the nutritionist to sort out food sensitivities as my lactose intolerance is a personal best guess rather than a diagnosis. To best test what is causing my distress (which is a great phrase), in two weeks, after I get back from a business trip, I'm going to stop eating: wheat, eggs, milk, soy, nuts (both ground and tree), fish and shellfish. Pretty much everything I currently eat, since we eat little red meat. Veggies I can keep but she suggested I cook all fruits as they can cause problems for people with seasonal allergies. Thanksgiving and the rest of the holidays are going to be oh so much fun this year. So I go off that all for three weeks and then bringing them back in a week at a time.
Something tells me I'm going to need a lot of Sparkpeople support to get through this successfully. I guess I'll be back to something like normal just after New Year, with a bit more knowledge, hopefully.