Monday, October 29, 2007

~Full~ of gluten free food

harvest moon ~ taken by me ~ nikon D80

Harvest is a time for gathering. Here at home, all the trees let go of their various nuts and suddenly the orchards are bare and colorless. This year, I noticed something different, something that stood out as we drove down the country roads near my house, everything was covered in a fine, white, powdery mist. I asked my husband what it was and got this answer, "That is the anti-fungus chemical they use to prepare for the winter rains."

Come to find out, they respray this chemical a few times throughout the season, they want the incoming crops to get good and soaked. I don't suffer from allergies in the spring, autumn is my season. Sore throat, ear aches and migraines. I am surrounded by orchards and these chemicals are daily in my environment. Maybe they're not allergies after all?

However...I am loving the Organic and gluten free diet I am on. My intestines are now handling raw veggies, so salads are back on the menu, fruits too. After one month of eating this way...I cheated! Just a little...but boy did I suffer. It felt like my entire body rebelled. Within 20 minutes, I was regretting it and then payed the price with painful intestines for 2 days!!!

What in the world have I been doing to my body for all these years!

Just how far is all this healing going to lead?......Possible Remission?!

My hopes are high and it's a scary place to be.


Blogger dreamergirl said...

Today I started eating only raw foods in the morning and for lunch and organic in the evening i feel different today already, I wonder how i will feel in a month :)

I hope this will bring remission for you too, fingers crossed and prayers said! xOx

11:52 AM  
Blogger aka Cate said...

I followed an allergy free diet for a whole decade so I know how difficult it can be. I actually found it easier to just have a blanket ban on everything that was on my 'no' list, rather than have a daily fight over whether I should eat it or not. It really does help when you can see and feel the benefits though doesn't it - it's a real incentive. Good luck with your new healthy you.

12:51 PM  
Blogger Mary Timme said...

I'm so happy you are feeling better. I think that part of why so many young women are having trouble sustaining pregnancy for a full term may have something to do with (1) chemicals in our air and water and therefore in our meat, milk, eggs, fruit, grains and whatever, that didn't used to be there, and (2) children growing up who wouldn't have made it before antibiotics. I hope I'm wrong, but you are feeling better! That is what counts!

1:39 PM  
Blogger Wanda said...

I wondered how you were feeling when Jay and Mark were at church Sunday. I just hate it when you have bad days. But, what great news that the gluten free food is making a difference. I hate it that our air is so full of chemicals...yuck! Will call you later today to see how your feeling!
Love and Hugs
Wanda Mom

1:50 PM  
Blogger LEstes65 said...

I can tell you from experience that radical nutrition changes like you're making will do huge things. I went from being told I probably couldn't have kids to having TWO kids. I went from having UTIs almost every month to having maybe 3 UTIs in 6 yrs? I went from taking all of my vacation days for sick time to hardly ever being sick. I lost 25 lbs in 3 months just by tossing my western diet and eating a modified anti-candida diet.

I did that diet hard core from 1999 until 2002. During my 2nd pregnancy, I followed my stomach's desires and fell off the wagon. But still not as bad as I had been.

Smart eating will change your life, girl!

6:44 PM  
Anonymous gerry rosser said...

Remission. What a nice word.
I'm still pulling for you, even if I don't comment as much.

3:21 AM  
Blogger maggiegracecreates said...

Oh Darlene - I am so glad you feel beeter on the new diet. I already feel better with getting one of the hormones out of my system - can't wait until after my surgery to see if I feel even better with no artificial stuff in me daily.

7:36 AM  
Blogger bella said...

Sometimes we don't realize how shitty we felt until we start to feel better.
I'm happy to hear your body is healing and thanking you for this love you are giving yourself.

9:48 AM  
Anonymous ceanandjen said...

I am so so happy that this diet is working for you...big warm hugs and love.xoxoxo

5:33 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

My hopes are high for you too, D!

5:59 PM  
Blogger LADY LUXIE said...

I am not familiar with gluten free food. At the back of my mind I know I am not eating right. I know I am eating manufactured chicken and beef and even vegetables that are pumped up with chemicals. Organic is very expensive here.

But maybe..seeing the glow you have in your picture down..I should seriously consider altering my diet...

I am happy to see you smiling.

ps: would like to hug that ute dowgie down there as well :)

10:29 PM  
Blogger brittany said...

good for you! crazy that your body reated so quickly!

that picture is amazing!

6:56 AM  
Anonymous Rochelle said...

Go to the Gluten Free Girl website. Lots of fabulous tips!

Hope it works for you!


9:17 AM  
Blogger Michelle O'Neil said...

Not just possible remission. How 'bout possible cure?

That's what I'm visualizing for you!


10:42 AM  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

Doing a dance for you baby doll-doing a dance. Jiggle jiggle. Yah you. I am clapping and smiling and soooooo happy for you. Yahoo!

Yes remission YESYESYES!!!!!!!!!

You have lifted me up darling


3:03 AM  

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