Getting Healthy (or something like it)

My stomach sucks. If I had one wish it would be to get rid of all of my stomach problems and be able to eat like a normal person. It amazes me when I see people eating a sandwich or a slice of pizza because those foods would make me sick for days. About two or so years ago, my stomach decided to rebel against me. It gradually got worse and worse and now it seems as if everything makes me sick. I have been to numerous doctors over the years and nothing seems to be really getting to the root of the problem. Just to give you an idea these are the symptoms that I experience on a daily basis:

  1. Stomach ache/bloating
  2. Head fogginess/ inability to concentrate
  3. Mood swings/depression
  4. Weight gain/weight loss
  5. Stomach rash
  6. Insomnia
  7. Acid reflux

Life is a living hell some days. And the worst part is, I have cut out gluten from my diet. I put so much effort into making sure I do not have gluten AND I STILL GET SICK. Do you even understand how frustrating that is? Obviously something else is wrong with me.

So in order to save my sanity I have decided that it is time to make a serious change. I am exhausted from being so tried all the time. If I had the opportunity, I would sleep all the time. On the weekends I usually do. This needs to end. I am 23 years old there is no excuse for it.

So for a while now I have been reading Kimberly Synder’s blog. She is a nutritionist who advocates an extremely healthy gluten-free, dairy-free, preservative-free, organic diet. So what the hell, at this point I am willing to try anything. Here is the link to her blog: http://kimberlysnyder.net/

First thing I want to try is her Glowing Green Smoothie® Recipe . It has a lot of green veggies and fiber which I think will really help with my digestive system. You can find the recipe here: http://kimberlysnyder.net/blog/2009/07/11/green-smoothie-recipe/

So from this day forward I will attempt her diet plan including the smoothie. No gluten, no dairy, no preservatives, all organic, minimal animal protein, no refined sugar etc. etc. and for my own well-being: no shrimp, tuna, pistachios, oats, barley, rye, spicy foods (my food allergies).

Let’s see how this goes!

4 Comments Add yours

  1. crpeterson says:

    I used to be the exact same way as you, constantly getting endoscopies and colonoscopies done and nothing could be figured out. One day on a trial and error basis I decided to quit drinking coffee. It took about a month to fully take effect but I have now had ZERO stomach issues in over 3 years. I cannot tell you how amazing it is to be free of them. Drinking the coffee made me sensitive to every thing else I ate, even veggies and fruits would hurt me sometimes. Just wanted to tell you in case you wanted to give it a try? …if you even drink coffee 🙂 I hope you find some relief with your new diet plan!!

    1. Giving up coffee was the one thing I hoped I would not have to do! But if nothing else works I think I might just have to give it a try. I am glad to hear that you are feeling better and thank you for the advice!

  2. I too have had a lot of digestion and sleep issues. It turned out to be more than just food though: I have thyroid issues (fuzzy head, tiredness), sleep apnea (exhaustion, weight gain), can’t eat gluten (digestive problems), and can’t have any food that comes from a cow (more digestive problems). Solving these issues through meds, apnea machine, and diet has helped a lot…although my digestive system can still go wonky sometimes. Sigh!

    1. I am sorry to hear that you have stomach issues too. It’s so frustrating sometimes. But I’ve been meeting more and more people who have various stomach issues. It seems like its becoming an epidemic! I hope you get better!!

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