I got the results of my blood tests back. Everything came back normal: no vitamin deficiencies, no celiac, no Irritable Bowel Diseases, just a million and a half unexplained food allergies:
I can’t eat apples for six months.
I can’t eat grapes for 3 months.
I can’t eat another dozen foods for one month.
I can’t eat another 50 foods more than twice a week. This very long list includes rice, wheat, and soy.
So, ahem, what’s left to eat?!
Well, a couple of weeks ago, I had a really nice visit with my awesome brother and his wife. They brought me my belated birthday gift of some new grains and beans to try. Not a moment too soon, either.
So, this week, I had Amaranth for breakfast. It was delicious.
I’ve also invested in some nifty flours (including quinoa flour. so cool!) so that I can bake bread that has a lower wheat content so if it’s not a wheat day, I can still indulge in some bread knowing that it’s not quite as wheaty as it might otherwise be.
Fortunately, three of my mainstays, mushrooms, spinach and onions, are NOT on any of the forbidden lists. I can continue to saute to my hearts content because these puppies go on virtually everything.
Now we wait for the poop tests to come back and confirm the doctor’s suspicion that I’ve got a bacteria. I’m praying he’s right. I’m all for homeopathic and natural, but enough is enough, I want a little pill to make me better, damn it.
Here’s to continued food experimenting…leading to my eventual good health!