I am going to take a quick break today from the series I was doing, because this post wrote itself in my head and is banging around until I get it out. Previously I had written about food as “killing me” here and told you how her opening really described me as well. What is a food allergy? “A food allergy is when your body sees food proteins as foreign, and it launches this inflammatory response to drive out that foreign invader.” If you watch Robyn O’Brien in that TEDx talk on my old post, you start to wonder. You might get chills as I did that day when I began my research.
So when I realized that “four-score men and four-score more” could not make me as before, I began to panic. Not only do people NOT understand what it means to live as if food is akin to Stormtroopers coming to attack what’s left, but it makes life difficult…for me anyway. Now some of you read my post on Unhappy Meals which is the second most popular after the one I linked above. So I think perhaps you might be looking for answers too. Well, I don’t have them…yet. That isn’t to say I’m not trying. I have enlisted in the help of my husband, who was put into my life for a reason. The quoted line above is from the original version of “Humpty Dumpty” in 1797. Quite simply, he keeps me together. My parents are now on board with my theories as well. The “problem” I think comes from the fact that my parents and I’m sure other parents see it as something they have done “wrong”, when in fact, I don’t see it that way. Just like the mom in the TEDx talk, what is foreign in our food now that wasn’t there before?
This is our bodies way of reacting to things that were not there before. My body is trying to protect me by developing the gene from the “Celtic Curse” and holding onto that iron thus causing the photo-sensitivity to morph and leading to the Vampire myths from old. So what is one more step in the evolution of me? The autoimmune response. I realize that if you are new to my blog, this part just confused the hell out of you:) Anyway, out of all the diseases, this last one is by far the hardest. Here is another link I found on more information for the Autoimmune Food Challenged folks. Yes, I like the word I made up. We are AFC folks because when I go to a restaurant and ask for a “gluten-free” menu, they look at me like I am contaminated…just letting you know, it is not I, but sadly the food we eat. Lastly, I will use this link and I say I wish my doctors had even thought of one of these 9 steps to heal autoimmune. Just one. Instead of looking at me like I’d lost my mind…which clearly will happen if your body keep attacking itself and you have no one on your side to believe you. Hereditary Hemochromatosis friends, please read this as well about copper. Whew.
So, here I am: