My Cure, and Yours

This is a photo of crystalized honey.  Chemically speaking, honey is made up of a naturally-occuring sugar called fructose.  2012 marks the year that my digestive health did an about-face when I learned that, for me, fructose is evil. Last fall, on the advice of a doctor, I tried following a gluten-free diet.  And I got much, much worse.  I dropped nearly ten pounds in a month.  My stomach pains became more frequent and debilitating.  I developed an H Pylori infection.  Clearly, gluten was not the evil culprit. I noticed a pattern to my stomach pains.  Usually they happened in … Continue reading My Cure, and Yours

How Can I Eat a Cookie If I Can’t Have Wheat?

I’ve always heard that we ARE what we EAT. We’ve known for years that ingesting too much sugar can lead to all sorts of diseases, such as diabetes, and that a high fat, high carb diet can lead to heart disease.  But what happens when we find out that the healthy food we eat is the source of our infirmities? I recently completed a blood test called the ALCAT to check for food intolerances.  The ALCAT measures the way a person’s blood cells react to certain foods, chemicals, drugs, and other substances.  A control sample of my blood was charted. … Continue reading How Can I Eat a Cookie If I Can’t Have Wheat?