In an attempt to continue to narrow down my health issues, last week I made an appointment at the awesome Petaluma Health Center. A few hours later, I was up on the chair getting three vials of blood drawn to be tested for food allergies and an assortment of other stuff. I was expecting the results to be for other stuff, but instead, it came up abnormal for six foods I regularly eat – some of them on the daily.
At the top of my list stood WHEAT. Not gluten, but WHEAT. Ugh.
Next up came rice. Then oats… and then strangely enough – apples, bananas and oranges.
I eat bananas on the regular and maybe all the headaches I am combating are not for no reason at all.. maybe I have been having an allergic reaction in the form of headaches all along. Besides bananas, wheat is definitely a daily part of my diet. My typical breakfast is either wheat cereal or oats – with a banana. Since finding this out I been experimenting with other sorts of fast breakfasts but so far am having issues eating things besides fruit and eggs.
I’m still struggling with how to process this new information and deciding on which steps I should take to handle my allergies. I feel like my symptoms of food allergies aren’t incredibly difficult to deal with. Besides the headaches, tummy troubles are a typical issue and I do get super bloated after eating even very little. I also wonder if my food allergies are what have been making it so difficult for me to lose weight.
Now, I know for sure that I am not alone out there. I would say about 5% of my network, that I know of, has some sort of food allergy.
If you do – how do you deal with it? How long did it take you to adjust to your new way of eating? Do you feel better now?
Thanks for all your guidance!
Peas and no wheat,