Hello there and thanks for stopping by my little blog. My original intent for this blog was to share my photo stories of the places I go, the people I meet, the food I eat, and where that food comes from.
Last summer (August of 2015) I finally decided to tackle my life long digestive issues. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I have so many fabulous food blogger friends who blog about food allergies. When reading these blogs and the symptoms they had I realized I had a lot of these same issues and symptoms.
I was diagnosed with IBS over 20 years ago and was told this was a permanent condition. Unfortunately at that time, I didn’t think the way I do now. I figured, well, I’ll just avoid the foods that give me issues and just deal with it. When my IBS took a turn for the worse last summer I decided to figure out WHY I had IBS and to try to reverse my symptoms, without drugs.
I have to thank all my food blogger friends out there for helping me see another way to get healthy – through diet and through our food. My friends have reversed their symptoms or their children’s symptoms of autoimmune diseases with food. This is an amazing thing. So I decided to try this myself.
Unfortunately I didn’t really go about this the right way at first, as described in the post Going Gluten Free the Wrong Way. I started my journey without a doctor as an experiment. I cut out gluten and felt so much better within just a few days. Then when I was having issues with other foods I realized there was much more to this than just a gluten sensitivity. That was when I started working with some great doctors to really try and figure this out.
So I’ll be posting here as I go about my journey to good health and sharing what I learn so that maybe I can help someone struggling with the same thing.