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Goodbye cupcakes.

24 May 2011

Goodbye cheese.  Goodbye pizza.  Goodbye sugar.

Hello meat.  Hello spinach.  Hello legumes, nuts, and fruit.

I went to a doctor who practices functional medicine yesterday afternoon to investigate some health issues I have, namely Hashimoto’s Disease.  She went through my medical history with me and helped me figure out what may be causing my autoimmune system to spaz out.

Her suspicion so far is that my stomach never healed from a parasite I picked up back in the spring of 2008 (coincidentally, the only time I’ve been out of the country in the past five years, excluding Canada).  She explained to me how the lining of my intestines are not happy, especially with certain nutrients like dairy and gluten – which, apparently, also explains the sharp increase in acne I’ve been having for the past year and a half.

She put me on a low GI dairy and gluten-free diet.  I inwardly groaned.  I knew I would have to bid adieu, adios, and a fond farewell to all of my favorite treats.

Although I have to say goodbye to all things dairy-laden and wheaty, I am optimistic.  If this diet change can help me overcome and prevent health problems, I’m all over it.  I’ll be choosing healthier foods without hesitation – I’ve gotta eat something, right?

So bring it on, quinoa.  Let’s do this.


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