Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Doctor

Today we went to the doctor and got some really good information.  The doctor told us a lot about what I can eat, can't eat, eating programs, and stuff about guts.  He said that  for 6 months I have to go completely gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free.  Apparently, if you eat things that you have allergies to your intestines get inflamed.  Small proteins, like gluten, can get through the intestine and into the bloodstream.  This makes you weaker, so dairy might slip through.  All the things that "get through" are new things so your body makes antibodies and treats it like a virus.  Then, you get these intolerances...
It takes 6 months for the intestines to heal.  So in 6 months I should be pretty healthy again! Until then, I have to have a super strict diet so I heal as fast as possible.  In six months I will have the test again to see if the levels go down.  If they do, we know we are eating right!

Another thing:  The whole eat-rice-every-day thing that we were doing is bad, because if you eat so much of something then you develop an allergy to it.  You try not to eat things in the same food group for 4 days, in a rotational diet.  Our ancestors ate things when they were in season, so they did not eat the same thing every day.  That prevented them from getting allergies, so it will work for us too.

Now we have our questions answered, and my dad & sister are also getting tested.  That could complicate things.


  1. Hi there! I love your blog! I have some health problems and was tested for Gluten issues (Celiac disease). I don't know if the doctor warned you or not, I found out on my own; so I thought you might want to know. Be prepared for your body to go through like a detoxification state. Your body is getting rid of the "toxins" = all of the food you have eaten for most of your life. So you might feel a little icky. Headaches, diarrhea, body aches, low grade fever. Hopefully not, but it does happen. I will keep my fingers crossed that it doesn't happen to you. I am so excited that you are doing a gluten free blog for kids! I think that is totally awesome. Good Luck! I will be a follower for sure.