It could be the food

I swear this is the last post I’m going to make on this subject. But seeing as there are many of you out there with the same issues, I’m using this as a teaching tool. So Jen left this link in the last post. I’m a granola kinda girl and like to find the most natural remedies for everything. Hell… when I had the flu last week we tried acupressure to help. Unfortunately I couldn’t lay in the bed for more than 5 minutes before having to run to the bathroom for it to be effective.

I did some looking on this site. I see that black strap molasses (or just plain molasses) could be a possible cure for uterine fibroids. I’m willing to give it a try. But what I found most interesting is that a gluten and dairy free diet could be a possible help with those suffering from endomitriosis. Could my last 3 weeks of breadless, pastaless suffering been for a reason? My significant lack of breakfast toast and creamy soaked fettuccine be helping my pain free living? In a way I hope so, but at the same time the thought of living without the yumminess of my favorite foods is horrible. No more noodles. No more mac n’ cheese. No more crusty baguette with brie. Oh the humanity. How does a foodie survive without the most basic elements of eatery? And especially one who finds bread making to be therapeutic.

In the mean time, I’ve found an excellent gluten free pizza crust recipe. Then I ate my weight in cookie dough.

7 Comment

  1. Jenny says: Reply

    Maybe it’s just about significant decreases…you could try adding small amounts in and seeing if there is change.

    So what will we eat on Friday? And does this mean you won’t make us yummy bread anymore? Cause that just can’t happen.

  2. Wendy says: Reply

    No more bread and cheese? I would curl up and die! (And probably lose a bunch of weight that needs to come off) You are very creative. I bet you could invent a dairy free/gluten free mac & cheese that would be to die for. Consider this a challenge. Come on…I double dog dare you!

  3. NEAL says: Reply

    Yeah, wait until you get depressed about it and then stress about trying to find foods you can eat … and then realize that action-packed (r) schedules are counter-productive to eating correctly.

  4. Willow says: Reply

    elle you have to go to my friend Deena’s site and email her http://www.uneekdogs.com right this minute!! She is a wealth of information on the subject and can tell you how to make the best wheat free dairy free yumminess in THE WHOLE WORLD!!! she even does chocolate cupcakes! and they are tasty, I eat them and even MIKE eats them! she has done a lot of research and cooking on what works and what doesnt. You will be thanking me mouthfuls 🙂 see you in a few hours!! yay!

  5. elcyr says: Reply

    Hi Ellen
    I have the same problem as you – endo. For me the trick was actually to use the casein gluten free diet (the one that aspergers and autistic people are also using). After a year I am nearly painfree – a real micracle!!!! In my opinion there is nothing worse than endo pain. It used to be 3 days in bed for me (sometimes screaming)
    I have since been able to use a diet close to the one suggested by Weston Price. I include a moderate amount of raw milk and cheese in my diet but the pain comes back as soon as I try to much grain containing food.

    So for me food really was a trigger- I used to be a vegetarian!
    However, I know many ladies with endo and it is never quite the same. Solutions working for one may not be that good for another. So only experiments can tell you.

    Best regards
    Ellen (Paris,
    trying to adopt from Russia)

  6. Jenny says: Reply

    what about rice noodles? If it makes you feel better, stick with it. I know for a fact that I always feel better off sugar/processed wheat and limited dairy. Anyway, stick with it see what happens…

  7. I’m happy to pass on some dairy-free recipes that are tried and true for our house. (I highly recommend Earth Balance margarine for a butter substitute – it tastes and melts like butter, but is dairy free and healthy – it’s close enough to butter that I melt it to put on popcorn! Oh, it’s gluten free as well.) I know there are lots of gluten free possibilities, and can ask a friend who has celiac’s disease what she recommends. Good luck, and it’s not the end of the world. It’s hard at first, but so worth it! After you get everything under control, I will recommend you talk to your acupuncturist about NAET (www.naet.com) or find a practitioner in your area. It has really helped me, and has even allowed me to have moderate amounts of dairy again (I still have problems if I go all out – and it’s Cadbury Creme Egg season), but I can have pizza or a milk shake without worrying about digestive issues. Enjoy the culinary challenge!

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