**warning this boring health stuff**
So the last month or so I've felt good but not GREAT... and YES I do know I'm pregnant with twins and taking care of 4 other children. BUT this felt different... I honestly felt as though I was either eating something I shouldn't OR not eating something I should. So at my monthly chiropractor appointment I mentioned to her how I had been feeling along with the note that I have been craving (which does NOT always mean your body needs it) carbs more than normal... pasta, potatoes, breads, ect. Was this normal? Did I need more carbs for my little baby workshop or what? After talking for a while we decided to test my food allergies. And guess what?!? Apparently my body is tightening up the reigns on food and I am now unable to eat...
and a few others that I don't eat such as multiple meats, clams, chlorine, exhaust (Ha!) and a few others
Okay now before you all go WHAT THE HECK... I'll explain a little bit more. These are temporary 'allergies' and allergy really isn't the best word to use. Basically since my body is doing sooooo much... er... growing 2 babies, nursing Ozzie, ect. my body does not have the time or room for foods it can not use. So it's sending me signals when I eat these foods so I will stop eating them. Isn't it amazing what our bodies are capable of. Most of us do have triggers going off all the time but we do not recognize them. It is defiantly a learning curve. I will have to say it has been a long road to understanding and hearing my body to get to this point. Oh, but so well worth it. And I do find it so very interesting the foods my body is cutting out.
Wheat... commercial processed wheat is practically nothingness. It is a far cry from the original wheat God designed. It is soaked in pesticides, chemically treated, incredibly processed and in turn becomes a semi non-food. My body is accepting (that sounds funny) live grain, which is sprouted grains. There is a company that makes sprouted grain bread, english muffins, pasta and a few other things I think. Once you sprout a grain it turns from a carb into a carb-protein which changes the way your body digests it.
Corn... need I say more... we are corn obsessed, ridiculously insane corn country and we have genetically modified corn so many times I don't think we can still call it corn. The ONLY corn we buy is non-gmo organic corn and that... is HARD to find. I was going to bring our favorite corn chips in that are non-gmo and organic and have her test those because what she tested me with was just plain commercial corn.
Soy... you've heard my rant on soy so i'll stop here. But if you haven't and want to read more you can check out here and here
white potatoes... besides the fact that they are gmo and GLOW underground so farmers know when to water them. They lack a lot of vitamins and minerals... especially compared to the oh so wonderful sweet potato (which I can eat)
cow dairy... "all the evidence about cow's milk shows it to be a nutritional disaster for the human body: it's missing essential oils necessary for brain function, it lacks critical minerals (like magnesium) needed for the human body, and worst of all, practically all human beings are allergic to cow's milk, which is why the substance causes so much asthma, chronic sinus infections, and constipation"
goat dairy & mushrooms... these both caught me by surprise. While I do not consume these on a regular basis, we would buy goat cheese and use sparingly and mushrooms on occasion. I have yet to do some research on both of these. I am pretty sure she didn't use organic samples to test me so I have a feeling that non-organic goats products are not so good. And mushrooms.... just don't know.
So... if you know me you know I'm a bit rebellious and I tend to do what I'm told not to. So... the night she told me all of this I came home and made wheat spaghetti with chickpeas, spinach, tomatoes, pine nuts, and olive oil on top. Oh YUM... but OH MY... about an hour after I ate I didn't feel the best. We were walking to the park and I started to feel tired and just blah. Shortly after we got home I started getting a headache (my bodies way of telling me to not eat something... we all have different ways). So... Wheat no good. Then the next day I was out with some girls for a birthday dinner and we were at a Mexican restaurant... oh chips and salsa... I LOVE chips and salsa. I ate them and the next day... I didn't feel good. So... Corn no good. I'm just going to leave the rest alone and trust that I do NOT want to feel bad and my body needs much more important foods right now. This was almost 2 weeks ago and I have to say these last 2 weeks I have felt great.
Who knew what we ate affected how we feel? Ha! Can't your car run on water and pop? *grin*