Two and a half years ago I was hit by a major illness that changed my life forever, in the best possible way.
I suddenly became very allergic to everything. I also became so sensitive to gluten that if I so much as kissed my boyfriend after he drank a beer, I would go into a "gluten coma" where I would space out, collapse onto the nearest chair/bed/sofa and slur my words, unable to carry on a conversation. I could not digest fruit, meat or grains at all. On top of that I had stomach pain and bloating so bad that some days I could hardly get out of bed. I lost tons of weight, my skin was yellow, my teeth were decaying, and I was utterly exhausted and miserable.
A gastroenterologist diagnosed me with IBS and told me I would be dealing with this the rest of my life. I was prescribed muscle relaxers to relieve my symptoms, but I never filled the prescription because I KNEW that if I kept searching I would find the answer. I saw countless doctors, specialists, healers, alternative healthcare practitioners, naturopaths... all of them genuinely wanted to help and their treatments were necessary steps in my journey, but ultimately none of them could tell me what was REALLY wrong with me. My search turned into an obsession.
Two and a half years later I have my answer, and I can finally say that I'm "all better". I am no longer gluten intolerant, whatsoever. My only remaining allergies are mild egg and soy allergies that I can ignore if I want to (I may get an itchy throat). No more stomach pain or bloating. I can eat anything I want without pain and discomfort. My tooth decay healed and I am back to a healthy weight. Here are a few crucial things I learned on my healing journey that I would like to share with you all: