My Doctor Laughs In The Face Of…Me.

Jan14A few years ago my self care achieved such an all time low that I managed to get myself a case of ye olde scurvy. {Turns out I have a little Captain in me after all.} When my doctor broke the news, he laughed out loud. At the time I chalked it up to the fact that he had probably never delivered a scurvy diagnosis before, but then more recently during our latest check up he chuckled, made a note in my chart, shook his head, and said “getting rid of gluten and dairy would work magic.” Now I think he’s just kind of sadistic.

I don’t talk about my physical health much with you guys because I ignore my autoimmune issues in real life, so why would I acknowledge them on the internet? But they’re there. And they’re lame. And I’m getting really sick of feeling sick all the time. So against my inner-child’s better judgement, I’m slowly eliminating dairy and gluten from my diet. It’s hard. I feel the difference though on the days I succeed and the days I don’t, and dammit, I know that sadistic Harvard-stinking sonofawhore is right. Hold me. I love food and I’m scared.

{But luckily, I found a really pretty Almond Milk bottle to get me through mornings without cream. I’m such a sucker for well designed packaging. And actually the contents are pretty good too.}

Feed Me Seymour

6 Responses to My Doctor Laughs In The Face Of…Me.

  1. Alena says:

    I’m not gonna lie, I really would have bought that almond milk just for the packaging. And I spent entirely too long LOOKING at said packaging thinking that if it all came like that more people would drink it. Versus the paper cartons of ugly.

  2. You can do it! (I’m holding pom poms right now). Honestly, it sucks complete ass first and then it gets better. I have had autoimmune issues my whole life, so when my daughter first showed signs of eczema as an infant and then diagnosed with Celiacs this past fall, it wasn’t really shocking. Unfortunately she seems to carry many of my less favourable genes. They think I may have Celiacs now too. Apparently pregnancy can trigger a dormant gene and it would explain a lot. I cut gluten when we cut it for her and I really do feel a huge difference. You have to get crafty and take more time for food prep, meal planning and research ALL THE RESTAURANTS… But it is doable. Luckily there are apps for most of that.

    Side note, I would have completely bought that just for the bottle too and then promptly search on Pinterest for what to do with it.

  3. You should research the Paleo diet, it’s gluten free and largely dairy free too – I was a bread/cookie/cheese-a-holic but I cleared up my allergies and IBS by eating like this (and it’s a year later, so I’ve stuck with it). Nerdfitness.com has a great section on beginners’ Paleo: lotsa almond milk :-)

  4. My friend, Kim: Celiac Warrior and Fitness Queen: http://www.glutenfreeislife.com/. She reviews Gluten-free products, creates gluten-free meal plans, and posts gluten-free recipes. She also eats chocolate and drinks wine, so she’s real, too.

  5. Heidi says:

    You had me at “sadistic Harvard-stinking sonofawhore”. I’m signing up for your feed now. :)

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