Posted Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Off the top I would say monitor gluten/wheat. I would give your body a 3 week rest from EVERY SINGLE CRUMB of anything with gluten and see how you feel. The pale color is what gives me this impression. I have celiac disease and what you describe is what I feel when my food is cross contatminated or if I eat gluten knowingly or not.
I have to stress to you, truly emphasize, that if you do not get hypervigilent about every single thing you ingest you will not get an accurate test. Such as soy sauce, juices, salad dressings, some toothpaste, basically if it has a label, stay away for those 3 weeks. No kamut, spelt, barley (that is in a lot of teas!), triticale, wheat, cous cous, oats that do not specificy gluten free, rye, semolina, hmmmm I think I named them all.
I truly takes my body about 6 weeks to recover from ingesting gluten, but a 3 week trial may give you an idea if you will get any relief. If you can handle 6 weeks that would be best.
It isn't as hard as you may think. It is basically what is taught here, but in a bigger way. Eat NOTHING processed. Eat whole grains, quinoa, brown rice. Eat lots of veggies and fruits.
A lot of people get caught up in ~ what no bread? Pasta, crackers? But those are ALL processed by someone other than you. There may be healthy versions, but if you don't make it yourself, you don't truly know what is in it.
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