As of February, I am going wheat-free. Â I am going to try this new way of eating for 1 month to test it. Â I want to see how I feel (whether that’s better or the same) and then re-evaluate it and see if I’m going to resume this diet. Â I have been feeling like I have some type of food intolerance for several months, but never really looked too much into it. Â Most people are intolerant of some type of food, they just don’t recognize that is the problem or their symptoms are somewhat mild. In fact, more than 75% of people have some type of food sensitivity. Â The recognized definition of a food intolerance is the inability to fully digest a food, which means that the food is only partially digested. Â This happens more frequent than ever now because “modern” foods (think grains, milks, and sugar) are not recognized as normal to the body. Â The result is inflammation which causes dozens of symptoms and can end in a disease. Â The major food culprits of food intolerance is wheat, eggs, peanuts, dairy, soy, nightshades, corn, yeast, and fructose.
Symptoms of Food Intolerance
- Skin conditions
- Chronic headache
- Memory loss
- Emotional issues
- Muscle and bone conditions and pain
- Compromised immune system
- Nutritional deficiencies due to malabsorption
Food intolerances are hard to diagnose by doctors because they don’t always come back positive in a blood or saliva test, so to confirm your intolerance, use a food journal and then do the elimination diet. Â I think mine comes from wheat products, but more than 75% of people have a dairy intolerance, so that’s my next culprit!
I actually loosely started not eating wheat a couple days ago. Â I have been/will be filling up on potatoes, rice, sweet potatoes, gluten-free english muffins and possibly some other gluten-free baked goods (but only on special occasions like my birthday in 4 days!). Â I’m excited to see the results of this experiments and will surely let you in on it!
I encourage you all to look at your health and see if you have a food intolerance as well!
In case your interested Foodintol is a great website for this!