I am so excited to start this new chapter of my site! My diet is an especially limited one, due to suffering from many different dietary intolerances. I have suffered from digestive distress most of my life. I have no diagnosis, as the doctors I have seen over the last 30+ years have never given me an answer. In short, after many years of experiencing discomfort, constipation and diarrhea, unbelievable bloating, inflammation, and other symptoms such as my hair falling out, brain fog, skin eruptions in the forms of cystic acne and keratosis pilaris (you know, that weird chicken skin on the back of your arms!) I have taken my health into my own hands. Almost eight years ago I took gluten out of my diet. The brain fog disappeared, my hair grew back and the chicken skin vanished. I was still having breakouts though and still experiencing all of the above mentioned tummy upsets. Dairy was the next to go, almost six years ago. Still, the tummy trouble has lingered to some degree. Handfuls of supplements, broths, this herb and that herb, cutting out more and more foods that have troubled me, including high Fodmap foods (in short: foods that ferment and have a high level of fructose) and sugars of all kinds. I believe that I suffer from IBS and Leaky Gut Syndrome. I was also told by an Aryevedic doctor in India, that my digestive fire (or stomach acid in our culture) is non existent. Today, I am starting a new regiment of soups for the month, to try and reset my digestion. I am taking more supplements and gut lining healing herbs and minerals, in the hopes to heal my poor belly. My hope is to eventually reincorporate some of the foods I have cut out, which is a LOT!
So, I start this new endeavor with the soups I am eating currently. I will admit, measuring has never been my thing, so these are a basis for you to explore and add your own twist to each meal. I know what it is like to eat the same things over and over and it gets boring! So, feel free to comment and add in how you have adjusted it for your self. I will say I do not eat onions or garlic, as they are High FODMAP foods and are huge triggers for my distress. If these are not a problem for you, I am sure they will make great additions to any recipes!
As my time goes by and I reintroduce new foods, I will add new recipes! Stay tuned!