After months and months (and months) of feeling tired, stressed and uncomfortable in my own skin, I decided it was time I saw a nutritionist. I know I have a sensitive stomach but I wasn't sure what it was sensitive to so I was kind of playing a guessing game. I was also really unsure which multivitamins I should take and any attempts at taking them just caused that sensitive stomach of mine to rebel against me. I sat down with Jen of My Edible Advice for a sensitivity testing and some of the results were expected and others were really surprising. I was going to attempt to describe the testing process but I realized it explains it on her website so head on over there to see what it's all about.
A quick description would be that I was tested to find out which foods weakened my body (imagine them going through me like sludge... attractive visual, right?), which were balanced and which stressed my body out. I have two food allergies and those both tested as 'weak' as well. Coffee scored really low but decaf was fine, which meant the problem isn't coffee, it's caffeine. Milk scored low but yogurt and other sources of dairy were fine. Wheat scored very low but other sources of gluten were okay so I don't have to avoid gluten, just wheat. What I really liked was how specific the results were. I had noticed that bread and I didn't always get along and milk wasn't my stomach's best friend but instead of having to try a gluten free diet or assume that I'm lactose intolerant I can hopefully build a diet and just avoid the specific foods that weaken me. I also learned which vitamins and minerals I was low in so I am finally taking the correct multivitamins. I can sense your excitement.
This is not a sponsored post and I was not asked to write about this. I have just been feeling really down lately and I felt so empowered after this sensitivity testing that I wanted to share it with all of you. I'm not saying it's for everyone, but I was really happy with my experience.
So neat! I'd love to do something like this! The good news is, you're totally in the clear for wine & cheese! ;)ReplyDelete
I'd love to do something like this too! How exactly do these do the testing?ReplyDelete
It has something to do with acupuncture points. I'm so bad at explaining it but it explains it on her website (there was no needles Involved)Delete
This is great! I should really do something like this. Happy weekend. xx. McKenna LouReplyDelete
That is so interesting. Just read the post below about the caffeine, who would have thought that it could do that to some. You really have me thinking with this post (in a good way).ReplyDelete
Thanks for the post! I have sensitivities too, like my inside and outside is too sensitive for its own good, so something like this would actually be quite good for me. I appreciate you sharing your personal experience Melissa, I am going to consider doing that. I think its just healthier too knowing what foods are ok with your body than taking the proper multivitamins. I was low on iron a while back and it made me exhausted, so its crazy how vitamin deficiencies can effect you in such serious ways!ReplyDelete
so glad you're on the right track to feeling better! sounds really interesting ... about how much did it cost?ReplyDelete
So glad to hear that you're feeling better - and so cool to know what exactly it is that you should be avoiding. Hope you have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca
This is really interesting! I hope this was able to clear some stuff up for you!ReplyDelete
Jeans and a Teacup
I really like learning more about how specific foods affect my own body, so I bet seeing a nutritionist would be pretty cool. But I would certainly hate finding out that I had to avoid caffeine - I am a two cup a day coffee and 1 diet coke addict!ReplyDelete
Good luck with your new lifestyle!