Doing research for my next blog, I found an amazing web page. It is truly worth reading this. In fact I feel it can be life saving.
I found exactly what I was looking for. The fact that emotional stress can affect the digestive system to the point of intolerance to wheat, gluten and dairy. When the emotional stress or other stresses have gone to that point, there is no choice but to eat gluten and dairy free. In fact for some people it is a starch free lifestyle. I can attest to that. My diet consists of protein and vegetables with minimal fruit.
To help others who are also in the situation of not knowing what to eat, I compiled a book called “Gluten and Dairy Free Meal Ideas”. I remember how difficult it was to eat well knowing that I seriously had to stay away from gluten and dairy, in fact all legumes as well.
I recall how angry I was when I was presented with yet another script for tablets for irritable bowel syndrome. I wanted to know what caused the ailment and what could be done about it. I have been eating gluten and dairy free for seventeen years now, thanks to my sister. It is such a relief and a true comfort to understand the real issue behind the physical illness.
Extreme shock from a severe motor car accident was the possible reason for the Celiac Disease. The post traumatic stress resulting from that is in my mind another reason for the food intolerance. How many of us are free from accidents and shocks stemming from all situations in life. How many of us are aware of the damage to our digestive systems.
All we look for is relief from the uncomfortable symptoms, often resorting to anti acids, and other medication. However, by not paying attention to the symptoms and looking for the cause, we may find ourselves with serious health issues. My heart goes out to anyone struggling with ill health. It robs a person of a full life with family, even a good job. Even more serious than that, it robs people of their lives.
Looking back on things, all I feel is gratitude to my sister for the article on Celiac Disease, and the perseverance to continue looking for answers. It is my hope that these articles will be of help to all who are looking for a reason and a solution to ailments plaguing them.