This was me

A year after my second child was born I felt just terrible. Bouncing around from Dr to Dr - all of which said l looked a picture of health, meanwhile my hair was falling out in handfuls, constantly needing naps during the day, awful dull skin, couldn't stop eating ( and all the bad stuff), beyond a feeling of fatigue and generally just not myself at all. I knew something was wrong but just couldn't find anyone to solve the puzzle.

It took seeing an alternative Dr
to tell me after various blood test that I had numerous food allergies ( wheat and dairy been the big boys) vitamin deficient, my stress hormone was completely depleted (which was why I felt the need to constantly sleep), and as if that wasn't enough - I had a bad case of candida (a yeast infection in my stomach - which was why I needed constant sugar and carbs to feed it). Urgh! It was brutal. But after a diet change pretty much like Gwyneth explains - I felt my bouncy self again. It has been game changer for sure, and not the easiest transition given how much I love all things dairy and wheat - but gosh I feel amazing .... And when it sneaks back in I feel it too - in a bad way.

I noticed that Gwyneth has a new cookbook out " Its all good "
It caught my eye as it seems she suffered on a similar level - she quotes:
" Last spring, after a particularly grueling schedule and lapse of overindulgence, Gwyneth Paltrow was feeling fatigued and faint. A visit to her doctor revealed that she was anemic, vitamin D deficient, and that her stress levels were sky high. He prescribed an elimination diet to clear out her system and help her body heal. But this meant no coffee, no alcohol, no dairy, no eggs, no sugar, no shellfish, no deep-water fish, no wheat, no meat, no soy, nothing processed at all!"

Her book looks pretty fab I have to say. Everything packed with flavor and fun. If any of this sounds familiar and you need a game change - give this one a whirl and feel the difference.
I eat really well all the time,and have discovered over time that you don't need to leave behind quality and good flavour just because you have food allergies.

Mine is pre-ordered, so will let you know how I fare when it comes.

Beth GibsonComment