Six Weeks Later…

So, I wrote my first blog and promptly forgot where it was, what the name of it was, etc. Apparently, I bought a website, or something like that…I’m pretty sure word press tricked me into it as I wasn’t aware of it. It took a meeting with a local writing group for me to find it, thanks @getoutgirl and @Monsura!  Now here I am with six weeks of mostly gluten-free and nearly dairy-free eating under my belt.  And I’m happy to say that I do feel better. Not great, but better.

According to my doc,  my liver is full of toxins. How? Why me? Who knows. I’m a pretty healthy eater; I don’t do fast food, I hardly eat any meat, I’m not a big drinker or druggie. I do live on cafe mochas, but how bad could they be? (don’t answer that).  According to her, any medicine I’ve ever taken could have started this toxic liver thing. But she’s not concerned with how, b/c most people she sees are toxic. She’s just about cooling things down, liver-wise, and getting us healthy. At this point, the “why” is not important.

Except I can’t help the “why me?” wondering. It’s just not fair. pout. sad face. aaaaaaaaaaaaFunny Tired Woman : Sad Cartoon Eyesrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggg.

I saw another ayervedic doc on the Dr. Oz show. Dr. Oz is my personal physician, even tho he never sees me, I only see him. But with no healthcare plan, I’m kinda on my own and I think the guy’s really smart. And this doc said the same thing as my doc: get off the gluten and dairy. Seems as if those two things are tough on the liver and if you’re having any trouble with food allergies or sensitivities, they should be the first things to go. And so they did.

Kind of. Because it’s not easy to stay off both. No bread, no baked goods of any kind, no regular cereal, no nothin’ good. Okay, I actually can do that. No milk, no ice cream, no whipped cream (my favorite food on earth), no cheese…wait. No cheese? Now that’s tough.

Three years ago I read the book “Skinny Bitch” and immediately went off meat. And diary, too. I stayed off meat, but could not stay off cheese. I mean, really, if you’re not eating meat, you almost have to eat cheese. Try it, you’ll see.

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And because the getting-off-dairy thing at that time was mostly due to the “ick” factor, I did what we all do; I ignored what I knew and ate the cheese. But now that I know it may be responsible for many of my stomach problems, I’m trying to do without. And I’ll tell you, it ain’t easy. I really like cheese. And whipped cream. And anything with cheese melted — or whipped cream plopped — on top.

But, I’m trying to be good, so I get Rice Dreams and almond milk and deal with it. And sneak cheese and whipped cream and butter and cafe mochas, but not all on the same day.

The good news is that there are many gluten-free goodies on the shelves these days and I can already recommend two: Schar Cheesebites and Pamelas products chocolate chip cookies which are gluten, wheat and dairy free. Not the dark chocolate chocolate chunk ones, they’re gritty. The cheese bites are for the soup, which I’ll get into next time.

For now, try getting off the bread. You just may see a difference 😉Ahaha