As many of you already know I have been an allergy and sensitivity sufferer for most of my life. I was run down, tired, not sleeping well, I picked up every virus out there and suffering random GI issues. I was doing what I could to self identify what the causes might be.
After having food sensitivity testing done by my Naturopathic doctor, I learned I was eliminating the wrong foods altogether!
Today, I am a different person. I have energy, an exuberance for life, and I am generally happier and more at peace.
Right now it’s a new world out there, and navigating it with food sensitivities, allergies and intolerances is going to be a bit different going forward.
Our food challenges have not gone away. Stress is one factor that can make symptoms drastically worse (goodness knows there has been a bit of stress in all of our lives in the past 6 months.)
Our mental health as well as our physical health is being challenged as never before by our current situations.
People with food/gut issues experience not only physical stress but mental stress as well. Having food or gut issues can cause a tremendous amount of stress all on their own, without what is happening in our world.
I don’t know about you, but even though I am healthier than I have ever been and have tried to deal with stressors as they occur instead of letting them build up, I have definitely felt like my plate is full.
For the past few months I have tried to keep myself from going down the rabbit hole of where things will go in the future, not only for myself, my family but also my country and the world.
Meditation, mindfulness and being open to new experiences, whether it be a new food, recipe, way to clean, or just new things to consider, have kept me in a balance and interested.
I have taken this time to do a lot of reading, listening to and watching documentaries in preparation for a course I will be taking this fall to become a Culinary Nutritionist.
My life is never dull and there is always something new to explore or consider.
I look forward to sharing with you what I have learned and how it has made me re-assess how and what we cook, how I deal with my food sensitivities, as well as how we make some decisions regarding purchases. I am also exploring how what we do, use and purchase impacts the earth and the environment. Trying to make changes for the health and well being of not only my family, but the earth as well.
I don’t know about you but for me seeing the photos of the world in healing mode as we all pushed the pause button made me feel like the world was taking a deep breath.
I feel like I am on a new journey, a new beginning. What about you?
Let me know what your new journey is and how it feels, in the comments. Maybe it is something I would like to explore too.
Stay tuned, I have a lot to share – a little bit at a time. :)
diane Couse, Food Sensitivity Coach
I am passionate about exploring the world with a view to food allergies and sensitivities. I look forward to sharing with you what I find, from books, blogs and websites to recipes, hacks, inspirations and opinions, join me in a journey to live your best life.