I am starting a new adventure today and wanted to share my journey with all of you! I am beginning a new installment on the blog called Foodie Fridays and here is why:
I have suffered with allergies and stomach aliments since a young age. I’ve been to my fair share of doctors, specialists, allergists within western and eastern medicine. Never has an answer been found and most times a blanket diagnosis of IBS was given. Each one of these appointments left me a bit more hopeless than the last ….until this week. Through much trial and error, my own research and the will to find an answer I found Andrea. Andrea is a dietician in Rhode Island specializing in MRT testing, gluten testing and the LEAP diet.
What the heck is MRT testing you may ask?! MRT stands for Mediator Release Test and is an accurate and comprehensive test to determine food sensitivities. This is some complex business and for certain people (seemly healthy) foods can cause havoc on your system. They can cause symptoms such as: weight imbalance, anxiety, IBS, GERD, ADHD, arthritis, insomnia, Autism, migraine, fibromyalgia and more!
My tests revealed a list of twenty-five no-no foods and food chemicals. The biggest triggers for me? Shrimp, turkey, spinach and gluten! Say what?! Seemly healthy foods that I love were actually causing me pain! This experience has been completely eye opening for me. I am so grateful for those who kept pushing me to find answers and never, EVER give up. I’ve learned to be good and gentle with myself. I’ve learned that if something feels wrong in your body and you’re not getting answers from professionals, KEEP LOOKING!! No one knows your body like you do, listen to it.
Maple yogurt with cinnamon almonds. Broiled grapefruit with honey and cinnamon glaze.