Yeah… that’s how I felt, like a victim. Unbelievably, I now feel it is the best thing that could have happened to me. Okay, I am allergic, and I mean REALLY allergic to wheat and gluten, rye, all dairy, eggs, peanuts, filberts, and almonds. I am also allergic to most sunscreens.
This is what I was going through for over 20 years, getting progressively worse:
My red, itchy eyes would swell almost shut: my scalp would blister and weep, then scab and peel. I was itchy and my skin felt sensitive, like the nerve endings were on fire. I felt listless, tired, achy, and unattractive. Having constant flaking of my scalp was awful, and it hurt. I kept changing shampoos, lotions, face creams, laundry detergents, soaps; you name, I tried it. I spent a lot of money on “sensitive skin” and “allergy free” products, every brand in stores and online I could find. Nothing seemed to help. I had also had a case of hives that sent me to the emergency room with a blood pressure of 60/40, normally having been 120’s/80’s. Very scary. Then…I came down with Bell’s Palsy. I woke up with the left side of my face totally paralyzed. I couldn’t close my left eye and all the muscles on the left pulled my face to the right side. I thought, of course, that I had suffered a stroke. After almost two years, I still have twitching problems with my left eye, a slight slackness on the left side of my mouth and I still have nerve pain in my face.
My chiropractic doctor suggested I might have food allergies. I almost didn’t take the blood test because I really didn’t believe that was a possibility. I was convinced it was chemical based. I couldn’t have been more wrong, and now I see how bad I really was. Inflammation in my body was extremely high, sending my immune system spiraling, resulting in my symptoms, hives, and Bell’s Palsy.
I honestly believe my chiropractor, who practices and advocates clean, organic, and healthy living, saved my life.
I hope my health information and recipe posts help others find a greener and healthier way to eat. Believe me, I am a firm believer in eating clean and organic. I can’t begin to tell you how much better I feel now.