Food has always been a concern of mine, but until recently I never realized how concerning it was. Thanks to some good conversations with Jess relating to overall holistic health, I decided to see a Naturopath. I was tired of being shipped off to another specialist or given another prescription to "solve" a problem rather than getting to the underlying reasons for why I have been feeling like crap.
Three weeks on an anti-candida (yeast) diet and I feel like a different person. I have been happy and excited and smiling and awake like I haven't been in months (years?). Yesterday I got the results of my allergy testing back and it seems I am allergic to eggs and yeast. WTF? At least that explains why I have felt better being on an anti-yeast diet (which is a pain in the rear by the way). But that means no more beer. No more bread. No more baked goods. At least outside of the home. What will I do about brunch when everything has eggs and bread?
I will have to be creative. Fortunately there are more resources now than ever about cooking without eggs (potato flour seems to be a substitute of choice) and a few about baking without yeast (baking soda and lemon juice has been the most common suggestion). Todd is researching filtered beers. These next 4 weeks will be the hardest while I still can't have wheat or sugar or cheese. I bought some various gluten free flours today. Lesson - chickpea flour REALLY takes like chickpeas.
So I'm trying to stay positive and not think about Bartender's Pizza or Bonaparte Bread. It will be worth it. It has to.
And if nothing else, read my new find about life in Paris. Drool!
Labels: allergens, change, egg-free, food, yeast-free