Just a quick note on flu shots before I step into my post today. What do you actually know about the flu shot? I encourage you to learn what a flu shot is and does/doesn’t do so you can make an informed decision. I have attached a short article about flu shots for you enjoyment. At the very least just scan the 11 reasons. In all matters concerning your health, be informed.
Ok.. Hello. About 7 years ago I realized that my chronic sinus headaches were a result of me eating wheat. Who woulda thunk? I think that we associate food sensitivities to gastric/digestion problems.
Removing wheat from my diet made huge improvements in my overall well-being for a time. The following year, I discovered that my respiratory infection symptoms were a direct result of ingesting dairy.
I LOVE milk and bread.
There lies the problem.
Fast forward 7 years. I have been sailing along pretty well and very healthy. When I eat those two things, I am ok if I just dabble one time but if I dabble over and over in the course of a couple of days, the symptoms return.
This past year I have gotten on a nut butter kick. Every morning I whip up nut butter in our coffee grinder. I even upgraded our grinder to a sorta commercial model. I was ALL ABOUT THE NUT BUTTER. I have been buying large quantities of raw organic nuts. I soak them for 24 hours and then dry them in the oven for a few days. Man, they taste 100 times better than what you get at the store. By soaking them, you release enzyme inhibitors that otherwise would inhibit digestion and the flavor is greatly enhanced.
I grind pecans, walnuts, almonds, etc. and spread it everyday on an apple. DELICIOUS. I cannot even tell you. It made me jump out of bed in the morning. Christmas morning, every morning.
About 6 months ago I started having excruciating pain in my neck, lower back, hips and knees. If I had been sitting for any length of time it was unbearable standing up. It was hard to turn over in bed at night. I am positive that 90 year olds were more mobile than me. My body had seized up.
I recently went to the doctor to find out how I could go from absolutely normal to almost crippled in 6 months. It felt as if a virus or a bacteria (are those one in the same?? I have no idea) had settled into my bones and joints.
We did some blood tests. I left the doctor’s office and when I got in my car it occurred to me that maybe it was the nuts I was eating. So I took time off from my Christmas mornings. Guess what? Within 3 days, I had no symptoms. That was a month ago and I am completely normal for an aging old hag.
A couple of things……
I read that if we find we are sensitive to a food, it is common to become sensitive to more foods as time goes. ugh.
I am learning that we can avoid becoming sensitive to foods if we aren’t pounding them every chance we get. Like I do. I think the reason so many people become sensitive to wheat/gluten is that they are eating it at every meal. You could probably say that about dairy too.
There is something to say about the old-time people who ate what was in season, and did not, when it was not, therefore, they were never eating any one food more than a season in the course of a year. Huh. Suppose that makes sense?
If you are suffering from a chronic something or other, it is very possible it is food. Each food that I have grown sensitive to has its own cute little symptom to go with it. And all of the symptoms would appear to have nothing to do with food.
The key is to incorporate a large variety of food into our diet. If I enjoy nut butter, enjoy it once a week not everyday. I read that it is best to not eat any one kind of food more often than every 3 or 4 days. ok. I think I got it.
Please, investigate this if you are experiencing chronic symptoms. It could be a simple answer using no chemical medicines.
Have a good Thursday.