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Yes I feel great! But it’s not like I felt awful 24/7 before. I felt fine in between infections and sometimes I felt good. Really the only that has changed is that I I haven’t had a sinus allergy attack since I started, I haven’t had an infection (throat or UTI) since I started, less PMS symptoms this month, and I seem to have more energy. But It’s only been a little over 3 weeks. I’ve gone longer than 3 weeks of no allergies and no infections before I started this diet. Plus it’s spring!! More hours of sunshine does wonders for my health and mood. So I’m wondering if it’s because of this strict diet, or I’m just hitting my normal healthy happy part of the year.
Maybe I do have a food allergy, I mean I definitely have SEVERE sinus allergies. And no allergist has ever been able to explain my severe symptoms, because all my allergy tests came back negative or VERY mild reactions. So they all just say “Congrats you don’t have allergies” Which is a load of crap considering the many hours of my life spent in bed with tissues shoved up my nose, my nick name has always been sniffles, and I’m pretty sure I sneeze more than anyone on the planet. This is why I don’t like doctors anymore. They either say, you’re not sick, or they pump you up with antibiotics. Why would you need to go to medical school to do that? When I bring my list of symptoms to the doctor, they start going down the list and treat each one separately with just another pharmaceutical as if they are not related to each other at all. Back in my college town, I started becoming friends with my pharmacist because I was there ALL the time!
Speaking of drugs. I’ve stopped taking all prescriptions except that darn birth control pill. now maybe this is for another topic somewhere but I really want to stop taking it. Problem is A: My boyfriend REALLY doesn’t want me to stop, and B: I started the pill when I was 13 because I had been to the hospital 2 times for burst ovarian cysts (worst pain of my life) and I have pretty much been on some form of it ever since. I stopped taking it for 2 months in college once to see what would happen. Honestly, It felt like I had bad menstrual cramps the entire 2 months. So I’m not sure if going off of it is even an option. However I suppose I can’t be on the Pill for the rest of my life… i do want kids someday. I don’t know, does anyone have any thoughts on this? Cuz I’m kinda stuck on that.
That kinda turned into a long rant haha. But I am going to stick to this diet, and I have followed it almost perfectly so far (except I have eaten a little nitrate/nitrite free bacon, but it had less than 2% evaporated cane syrup so thats not too bad I don’t think) but I’m thinking one of the first things I might reintroduce is a tiny bit of vodka in a bloody Mary at this BBQ in 2 weeks haha.