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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Elimination Diet for The Mind&Body

As most of my readers know, over the past 5years, I have endured a long term migraine and vertigo disorder, which, to be honest, has reeked havoc on my state of mental well being. Nothing can be more depressing and anxiety provoking than being sick for 5years, and not knowing why. Recently, I've recovered. I'm going to share my story with all of you in an effort to help at least one reader. Here goes:

About a month ago, I was still really sick. I could not do much, but I still tried to do my best when people called upon me. I had not been a good friend to many of my closest friends, and was starting to push family members away. I was reaching my breaking point. Though I have learned many coping strategies thorough this time of hardship, and have become a pretty optimistic guy, it had all become much too much. Luckily, a friend of mine asked me to volunteer at an art show. I agreed. This is when my life started to change.

About halfway through my work day, I overheard this girl around my age talking about going through a six year illness with the exact same symptoms. She had three kids, and missed most of their early childhoods. She went to countless doctor's appointments, and was misdiagnosed a million times. This sounded all too familiar, so I just sat and listened. Finally she started talking about what cured her of all of her symptoms. Ready? A neurologist realized that her symptoms could be coming from a food intolerance. Sure enough, she was gluten intolerant. She has not had any symptoms for two years now, and is playing with her kids every day.

After hearing her story(and being misdiagnosed a million times as well), I started to look up food intolerance online. My white blood cell count was really high according to some blood work that just came back from the lab, so I already knew my body was fighting something. How does that make sense? When your body is allergic or intolerant to something, it treats that food, chemical, or environmental element as if it were a foreign invader, and causes a negative immune system response, as well as a host of other problems. I knew I had to at least give this some serious thought.

I came across something called The Elimination Diet. This is where you remove any all allergenic, or intolerant foods that might cause a negative response in the body. Within a day I was feeling much better(though not perfect), and now here I ma seven days later with no symptoms what so ever for four days now. At first I thought "Maybe it's just psychological". Now, after making a conscious effort to change my diet. I know that it is scientific.

This new way of eating has not only improved my health, but also improved my moods in ways that I can not describe. I am the healthiest and happiest that I have been in at least 10years(not just 5yrs). I have the same energy an enthusiasm I did when I was 18. This has truly changed my life. Will it work for you? I honestly can't say, but it just might be worth a try. For some it cures acne, stuffy noses, or rashes. For others, it cures migraines and mood disorders. If nothing else, it's a great diet for general health and weight loss. Google it for more info.

Well guys, I know this has been kind of a lengthy post, but I thank you for reading(as always). If this helps you or someone else you know(or has helped someone), please write me by posting in the comment section below. Take care everyone!!!

See you next time!!!


  1. thank you for is a very useful info for me coz i have migraines too.

  2. You're welcome. I really hope this helps you find a solution. Keep me posted!

  3. I know someone who had migraines she eventually figured out were caused by certain food additives, esp. MSG

  4. Pretty crazy isn't it? For anyone having migraines that cannot seem to be diagnosed, ask your doctor or health care provider if they offer a test called an ALCAT(food allergy/intolerance/sensitvity test) at their facility. Good luck!