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At the ripe age of 33, my body seems to be falling apart. I’ve been to a series of doctors from my family doctor to a Neurologist, with an upcoming appointment to see a Rheumatologist. Last night, I hit the urgent care facility due to pains in the right side of my abdomen and back pain.
Of course, I used the internet to self-diagnose. I was certain that my appendix needed to be removed. Once again, I’ve gone to urgent care for “gas”.
For some reason, my body likes to create ghastly, oversized gas bubbles that cause excruciating pain. This time, the gas bubble has caused inflammation in my small and large intestines.
With all the research I’ve done on my multiple woes, all things lead back to my diet or food lifestyle rather. Two doctors, as well as friends and colleagues, have recommended going gluten-free (or even grain-free or Paleo).
After you find yourself in urgent care, you realize it’s time to take some action. I’ve dwindled down my grocery purchases in preparation for easing into a gluten-free (first) and/or grain-free / Paleo lifestyle. I’m nearly there, but decided I had no choice but to take the leap last night.
I figured that going “Paleo” would do the trick, but combined with my current gastro woes, that alone won’t do the trick.
Eating fresh, raw vegetables, fruits, salads and proteins that are normally acceptable is irritating my intestines. In an effort to aid in digestion, combined with gluten-free I’ve done some research.
Foods that are gluten-free, but are not easily digestible include:
- Potato and sweet potato skins
- Dairy products
- Red meat
Livestrong: http://www.livestrong.com/article/267155-foods-to-heal-inflamed-intestines/ and http://www.livestrong.com/article/500559-inflamed-intestines-foods-to-not-eat/
Disclaimer: This post is not medical advice from a professional. Please consult your doctor to find out if the ideas in this post are right for you. Melissa Say What? is not liable for results, side-effects, interactions or contradictions as a result of this post.