I’ve suspected that I have a sensitivity to grains for a while now and my last doctor revealed an allergy to casein. So I’ve been shying away from wheat and most grains for a while now and I started to see improvements in my health but I just couldn’t bring myself to give up dairy. You might say I’ve been in denial about the dairy allergy because I simply love cheeses, heavy cream, and Greek yogurt. Cutting out diary while following a low-carb way to eating also limits your options and I felt as though I could stick to the plan and stay away from poisonous things like grains and sugar as long as I could have my dairy.
Recently things have changed…
I’ve started seeing a new doctor for maintenance of my hypothyroidism, my old doctor moved his practice and lost his front office person in the process. The new gal…well, she’s less then helpful and awfully bitchy. My new doctor and her staff are amazing. Extremely friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. I see a nature-path for my issues and I love this new practice because they are professional. They don’t try to hug you when you come and go. No joke, my old doctor was a hugger and a bit of a whack job.
My new doc ordered a slew of tests including a complete food allergy profile and saliva test to check my hormones…I’ve been suffering PMS psychosis that’s driving me nuts.
The results have been a real bummer. I have food allergies, and not just one or two. Here’s the list:
- Cheddar cheese
- Cottage cheese
- Mozzarella cheese
- Goat milk
- Egg yolks
- Egg whites
- Kidney beans
- Wheat gliadin
- Wheat gluten
- Sesame seed
- Whole wheat
So, in conclusion…I have to rework my diet and figure out what is safe. Paleo it is, I guess I was really only meant to eat meats, fruits, and veggies anyway.
It also turns out that the hypothyroidism I’ve come to deal with, is actually a case of Hashimoto’s, an auto-immune disease and the PMS psychosis is due to a pretty severe case of estrogen dominance.
Looks like I’m going to be crazy for a bit to get this handled, but I’m glad I changed doctors and got the scoop on what’s really going on with my bod.
Anyone have any egg free, dairy free, grain free, sugar free, low-carb recipes that taste phenomenal?