Tag Archives: autoimmune disease

Ancho Lentil Tacos

Not the highest quality photo (I am reduced to camera phone and webcam at present), but a delicious gluten-free lunch addition!

I suppose I might mention what all will be gracing the screen this week, if I manage some more pictures:

Bfast: GF Zucchini Bread + Eggs
Lunch Options: Ancho Lentil Tacos or Nacho Supreme
Dinner Options: “Spicy” Zucchini Soup or Pumpkin Soup
*note that all options include some addition of greens or crunchy vegetables, and are gluten-free and vegetarian recipes

Yes, I am on a gluten-free diet at the moment. At first, I thought there might be a need for some testing to be sure and whatnot. However, after viewing an interview where an MD specialist described how gluten encourages autoimmune diseases to thrive, I thought- to heck with it! Feeling like I need a furnace to keep blood in my hands in the middle of a desert summer means I will do anything to naturally cure or assist my body. If you too suffer these things, I recommend reading more here about her work.

Marvelous 4th Wishes, YYLady


Diagnosis Help!

Gracious alive, I believe I have found my own food allergies (but I need your help!). My story:

Until 5 weeks ago, I ate a primarily vegan diet, with a focus on strictly raw vegan eating for 2 months. Never had I enjoyed such an ease of digestion and adequate waste removal in my life. Wonderful, wonderful feeling and completely worth experiencing at least once in your life. Now that said, I have since re-introduced a plethora of food items. In this process, I realized today that my indigestion issues over the past few weeks could be stemming from consuming certain products again for the first time in months.

In fact, my indigestion symptoms, upon thinking, reminded me of all these allergy-related symptoms I read about in blogs I came across while searching for brother-friendly recipes (he’s a celiac). Abnormal bloating and feeling just weak and sickly really put me off the past two days more than I feel okay with. It suddenly reminded me of experiences from elementary school, experiences when I stopped feeling hungry after a point. I realize this may seem odd, but my stomach could go eight hours without any sense of hunger, though my energy and adrenaline would just continuously spike. Really odd, I realize. I just always felt super “full.” Or now, I think, rather bloated.

Contemplating this more, I reason that I must be either allergic or experiencing an autoimmune response to some food(s). My brother is a diagnosed celiac, so it would not be unreasonable to think that I have some gut issue. On top of this, Reynaud Syndrome is an autoimmune disease I already have, so there might be even more sensibility in looking to food allergies/responses.

Would anyone be willing to share how they tested themselves or others for allergies? Perhaps what the symptoms were like? The internet is only so helpful with its inexhaustible, vague descriptions of symptoms… I might have every disease if I tried hard enough. 😉

Thank you loves, YYLady

PS- this is gorgeous:

images: fall, pink