Shay! So eloquently written! From my experience in the vegan and raw food world it seems that people are always trying to one up each other with their dietary restrictions. I wonder if there might be a ting of jealousy there.
It’s the fucken fruit! Everyone wants to pick an argument over how healthy it is. Also isn’t it funny how there’s no simple way to sum up how you eat, you start to list what you can’t eat and you can see peoples minds running for the hills.
Interestingly enough I have lost all of my friends who reside nearby. I’m going into year 3 of weird dietary restrictions that keep social interactions to a minimum. At the time when I was losing my friends it was because I just didn’t have the energy, it was my choice to stay away. I reevaluated my relationships and decided that my precious energy was not going to be waisted on a relationship I didn’t really enjoy to begin with. Then I went on to cut my abusive mother out of my life. So there’s one positive that Candida did for me. I view this moment as my darkest hour, or cocoon time, right now it’s lonely but there’s a bright, bright future just waiting ahead.
Alex, your post made me sad, because I’ve been there too. I just feels like everything I enjoyed in life has been ripped from me, and most of the time I have no energy to fight for it back.