As of February, I am going wheat-free. I am going to try this new way of eating for 1 month to test it. 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. I have been feeling like I have some type of food intolerance for several months, but never really looked too much into it. 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. The recognized definition of a food intolerance is the inability to fully digest a food, which means that the food is only partially digested. This happens more frequent than ever now because “modern” foods (think grains, milks, and sugar) are not recognized as normal to the body. The result is inflammation which causes dozens of symptoms and can end in a disease. 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. 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. 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!). 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!