"I used to be a' foodie' and now I am a "foodist'"
Welcome to my health and wellbeing blog.
I’m not a raw foodist by choice. I was recently diagnosed as having a complicated autoimmune condition including severe Histamine Intolerance and a form of reactive arthritis. I have become hypersensitive to high histamine foods, pollen, dust and some everyday chemicals. My condition affects every area of my life.
I have Mast Cell Activation Disease (MCAD).
I was prescribed a low histamine diet and then a raw food diet to ease my symptoms and over the past 2 years I have overcome my reluctance to a new way of eating and living. I have been experimenting to combine the two diets and I have been learning how to eat a diet comprising mainly of low histamine raw fruit and vegetables and how to change the habits of a life time.
I am starting to feel healthier than I have ever been before. I have also lost 35 lbs in weight.
I will be sharing with you how I got here and I'll be exploring low histamine raw recipes, natural beauty products, how to cope with being "allergic to everything" and generally how to regain health and fitness and live life to the full despite my unusual condition!
Please feel free to message me with any suggestions, questions, or comments. I'd love to hear from you!
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These are some ads for where I buy my coconut water and stuff like that :
I read all these worries on my dashboard. How you binged and now hate yourself. How you cannot cook and eat takeaways and get fat. How you cannot give up sodas, or sweet things. You cannot imagine life without alcohol, cannot lose weight, cannot eat without purging…. the list goes on.
It is human to do these things. You will not get anywhere by mentally, verbally, even physically beating yourself up. Self hatred will not help.
Please treat yourself with kindness and understanding. Be your own best friend. Would you smack a child who is learning to walk when she falls down or would you encourage her, lovingly, to get up and try again? Love that little child within you who needs help to change to better habits.
Let’s just make small changes and take it one step at a time. Kindly. Together.
I still rebel, eat rubbish and give myself joint pain and even diarrhoea! Sometimes! Not so often as I used to. Why do I when I know? I don’t know. That is the way I am, imperfect, human and improving- Carrying on, trying to get it right. One day! It is my life’s journey. I may never arrive.
Og Mandino (American Essayist and Psychologist, 1923-1996)