Back in November I went on a detox. Not one of those celebrity, random detoxes. But a real one with the help of my wellness doctor/acupuncturist.
For three weeks I ate raw foods and absolutely no sugar (I have a caramel macchiato and chocolate chip cookie almost everyday) and protein shakes. The second week I added grains and cooked veggies. The final week I was allowed to add fish if I wanted.
The first three days were tough. I had a massive pounding headache (probably because of my lack of coffee.) The first day my headache was so bad I went to bed at 6pm hoping that it would go away when I woke up. Wrong.
I woke up the next morning with still a pounding headache.
On the third day it began to slowly go away.
You see I am constantly tired. I wake up in the morning and literally have to drag myself out and when I do get up I can't wait to get back in.
Sometimes I would drop the kids off and come back home only to literaly get back into bed.
And sleep all day.
This was not normal and I realized I needed to do something quick or I would miss out on life.
Which is why I decided to do something about it. I must admit that paying for the detox definitely motivated me to keep on going. My wellness doc. provided the protein powder and the vitamins.
On the fourth day I woke up, by myself, before my alarm clock.
No really I did.
I couldn't believe how rejuvenated I felt.
Do I sound like an infomercial?
Well my detox ended a few days before Thanksgiving.
I was very Thankful.
After a few days of eating "normally" again I quickly realized I didn't feel good. At all.
I started thinking I was gluten intolerant. The more I read about gluten intolerance the quickly I realized they were talking about me. And I was pretty sure my mom and sisters are as well.
I am seeing an amazing Naturopathic doctor who specializes in gluten intolerance. And am getting properly tested. So we shall know for sure very soon.
I met the above mentioned doctor when the other day my friend and I went to hear this sweet woman speak.
She is amazing. And should be awarded the noble peace prize.
You can purchase her books right here.
Another great gluten free blog is a local couple that have really yummy recipes, even though they don't sound like it.
Do any of you have any experience with being gluten free?
Thursday, February 3, 2011