For those reading this with celiac or gluten intolerance, my denial on the following topic will come as no surprise. Well, to anyone who eats, denial won’t be a surprise. But still – I’m refusing to admit to myself that I may be lactose intolerant.
I know something like 50% of people with a gluten intolerance are also lactose intolerant, but come on. Really?? I already can’t eat half my favorite foods – now I can’t eat the other half??
The stomach issues have returned this week and I can pinpoint it fairly closely to after I’ve eaten dairy products. Milk and cereal sends me to the bathroom hours later. Same thing with anything made with chocolate, butter or cheese. It’s like I’m back to square 1 again. And while gluten was frustrating but manageable, dairy? Lactose? CHEESE?!
So in response to this rejection of all favorite foods by my body, I am considering a full cleanse for an extended period of time for my bosy to flush out all toxins or allergies that I may be struggling with. I’m not sure if this will solve anything, but it may help prove to myself, that worse case, I can survive without my favorite foods.
Has anyone else done anything similar? Has it solved anything? Because as I know everyone says it gets better once you adjust, I’m not ready to commit. Otherwise, I may have to open a gluten/milk free restaurant/bakery. Oy.