I have started incorporating different food groups (dairy, meat, seafood) back into my diet over the last 2-3 weeks.
1) I feel like I’m at a point in the TSW process where my body should be able to tolerate things
2) I haven’t been eating a whole lot of meat (iron) and that may be why my hair is falling out like crazy
3) acupuncturist told me to start eating different types of foods again to stay healthy. (dairy = calcium, seafood = omega-3s, beef, chicken = iron)
Found a ‘Milka – alpine milk chocolate and biscuit’ bar in my kitchen cabinet.
In case you guys don’t remember, I haven’t eaten gluten since late-September. I started TSW on September 16, 2012 and totally remember consuming gluten the first few weeks and experiencing intense itch attacks every single time.
*Still don’t know if I actually had a gluten intolerance before starting TSW (hence, eczema symptoms) OR going into withdrawals made my body more sensitive to gluten. I had blood work done for Celiac disease and results came back negative, but I still haven’t touched gluten*
Btw, I knew this chocolate bar had wafer in it. This was an experiment and since I’ve had little to no issues with the other food groups, why not?
Oh, I’m also a badass.
Go big or go home.
Everytime I incorporate a new food back into my diet, I eat a lot more than usual. If I’m going to itch anyway, why don’t I eat more to satisfy my cravings?
I like to call this eating my monies worth. LOL.
If I have a problem I normally find out in approximately 5-10 minutes. My body was fine. Hoorahhhh! A few hours later, I felt my fingers start to itch. It was an itch I haven’t felt in so long. Yours truly did a great job of scratching the crap out of it before hitting the sack. Thought that was the end of it. Then I woke up the next morning and noticed blisters all over my right index and ring finger. (Btw, I had blisters on ONLY these 2 fingers even before TSW). The itch was SO much more intense. I popped all the blisters and ripped most of the skin. While my body didn’t experience any itching, I haven’t had these crazy itchy blisters since pre-TSW. (Have had 1-2 blisters some days over the last 262 days but nothing like this!)
This experiment leads me to believe that I do have an issue with gluten. If I had to point fingers it might as well be gluten because I didn’t do anything differently yesterday.
Revise and resubmit.