Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2011 - The Year of the Food Sensitivity

Well, well, well. It would appear that today is the start of a new Me. And not just because its January 2011.

After a hour long session with my new and amazingly fantastic new Naturopath and a very thorough food sensitvity and digestion analysis, it is now the case that I am no longer able to enjoy the following:

  • Wheat
  • Spelt
  • Gluten
  • Potatoes (but yams are OK!)
  • Peanuts, peanut butter (no worries with almonds and cashews and almond/cashew butters - phew!)
  • Corn on the cob, frozen corn, popcorn, corn oil, corn nuts (mind me while I mourn the loss of my huge movie popcorn love-ins)
  • Red Wine and all other alcohols (no big deal, really! I am "on the wagon" for 2011 anyway)
  • Caramel
  • Chocolate (Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!)
  • Coffee (Again, no big deal, I prefer green and herbal teas)
  • Sugar (meh, I have been living without it for years as it is)
  • MSG
  • Soy Sauce (Braggs only now)
  • Tofu (none, whatsoever, this will be a tricky one)
  • Soy Milk (no issues with this. I'll just alternate between enriched almond and rice milks)
  • ALL FAKE MEATS (Again, nothing huge really as they didn't factor into my diet much any ways and they do contain nasty sodium nitrate and sodium nitrites, but I did just cook my first and very yummy Tofurkey for Christmas so I am glad I got that in when I did)

Poor P. He was just getting used to organic vegan shopping and now I am tossing all this at him (me, I am not so fussed other than the wine and chocolate!)

After a month off these foods we will start testing them in smaller doses to see if I have developed a tolerance for them and if so, then it should be OK in small amounts. But if not, they are out for good.

And if my acne clears up (as I have been promised) then I don't care what I have to ditch, it will be worth all the emotional relief and stress. Being almost 32 and having suffered with acne for over half my life has taken a toll on me like nothing else. It is time for it to come to an end.

So off to the kitchen and cookbooks I go.

Its a new year and a new adventure!


Janelle said...

oooo Who's your new naturopath?!

Looks like a challenge (well the chocolate and wine anyways... that sucks) but I'm sure you'll rock it!

TinyByNature said...

New Naturopath is Asifa Maherali at Kitsilano Naturopathic Clinic. She is fantastic. So far 9 days down, 21 to go and I feel amazing and my skin is really taking a turn for the better. Smiles all around!