This has been a long time in coming, and I have put it off way too long! I have known that I might be allergic to certain foods that I eat, and I am quite certain some of them are yeast, and wheat--maybe even gluten. I am not sure if it is all three, but I will soon be able to tell.
So here's the scoop. For years, since I was a small child I would live in pain with really bad stomach aches either after I ate bread, and sometimes it was a combination of different things like stress and the wrong foods. I just lived with it. Even to this day I just lived with it, thinking this is a norm for me, so well.... just live with it. I don't want to live with it any longer though. I am tired of being in pain, and then having to miss out on things because I feel "toxic" and out of sorts---being constantly bloated and depressed because I do not feel well.
I have decided to lay off bread for the most part and just see how I feel. I was talking to a friend the other day and she suggested that I just eat tortilla's if I feel the need to eat bread, and then if the tortilla's give me pain, then I will know that it could be something else.
Anyway, this is hard for me because I love bread. For so many years I would put what I loved ahead of the need to feel better. I know it's an emotional thing, but I need to do this. It's a bummer. Why do we have to suffer like this? Ugh!!!
But, I am at the point in realizing that my health and the way I live are so much more important than bread. Who would have thunk? Sheesh!
I am thinking of visiting a nutritionist and getting help on figuring this whole thing out. I know so many people have had to remove things like bread, sugar and dairy from their diets because for some reason their body's react differently to them. I know that these people have pushed their way through, and they are better for it. So why can't I? I can do this. I just need a little assistance and God's grace to persevere.