But Lithia, you live in Monterey California! Everyone there should be a health nut fully familiar with alternative healing and practices!
Sorry that you get flack. I am similarly uncomfortable, though I do tell people if they ask, why I am so food limited. I usually start out with something along the lines of I’ve got dybiosis and I need to rebalance the gut bacteria in my body, which is a long slow process. If they ask more questions, I’ll go into details about candida, antifungals, die off, probiotics and prebiotics, but I live in Colorado, and we’re very open to alternate modalities here. ;D
There is so much research coming out now about our gut bacteria and their effect on on our mental and physical health. Read up on that and show your family if they are giving you crap.