GypsySilverwolf Posted April 25, 2014 Share Posted April 25, 2014 Hi! I'm Rebecca, I'm going to be 43 in July, I've just been diagnosed with Asthma and LOTS of food allergies (have had seasonal allergies all my life), have eczema and am scheduled for a hysterectomy in June. Ah, the joys of aging *lol*. My husband and I lead a small church in Springfield, IL and we have 3 active children ages 3, 5, and 7. I also Homeschool and have limited time for meal or food prep and it's caught up with me. I also want to teach my children to adopt a healthy and natural eating habit now, instead of later when habits are more ingrained. This is my first attempt at a Whole 30 lifestyle change. It was recommended by my allergist that I do a food elimination diet for 30 days and slowly re-introduce foods... then she gave me NO advice of just HOW I was supposed to do this without feeling a mild panic, stress and that "pre-failure" feeling that sets in when you feel overwhelemed. So, I started my online research for Autoimmune Paleo diets... My food allergies include: Dairy, Wheat, Eggs, Corn, Walnut & Peanut (I am not sure if this would include all Tree and Pea nuts - only these 2 were tested and they were high), Shrimp and Oranges. SO - this excludes pretty much my entire pantry and left me feeling very overwhelmed when the Dr read me my allergy test results. My first reaction was "What AM I going to be able to eat?!" Thankfully, a friend of mine on FB pointed me to your website and I am grateful that there is a "How To" out there! I am starting to feel hopeful again and will begin next week. I know I will have to do a few substitions/exclusions due to my allergies, but that is a minor thing in the big picture. I'm ready to have my health back!! The other big plus with your website is the support that you have available. It's a HUGE undertaking to re-invent yourself in a short time and I am grateful there are others out there willing to make a commitment to their health and the emotional/physical healing that comes with it.Thanks so much for seeing a need and doing something positive to help others! In Christ, Rebecca W. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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