"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 didn’t even feel like going away when it came to it so I stayed at home. I am realising that my diet and change in lifestyle has got me to a point but I now need to review things again and really make an effort to look after my health. I am not good at putting myself first and I really want to go back to working and take up with some of my old life. Unfortunately, the chemical sensitivity makes it hard as I never know when I will react adversely and to what. I keep pushing myself to go back and get on and I am realising I am not ready. My work involves me being with people all the time and I cannot tell them all not to wear perfume/use chemicals. I can be sick to my stomach with just the smell of washing powder on someone’s clothes!
I lead quite a stressful life, having a mother with advancing dementia still living in her own home - I have a team of 7 carers for her; and my husband who for the past 10 years has had a cognitive impairment (like a severe learning disability) owing to having had 3 strokes. I have 2 carers, for him. I am pretty sure that while stress doesn’t cause my condition it exacerbates it.
I am going to have to learn how to make more time for me to maximise my chances of success in terms of recovery/maintaining my current level of health.
I am going to have to be that change!