Food Triggers Are Everywhere

Just over a week ago, I had some broccoli cheddar soup from a restaurant. I believed it was safe. I had a flare up shortly after having eaten it. At first I thought that perhaps dairy was a trigger and we hadn’t eliminated it yet, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. It couldContinue reading “Food Triggers Are Everywhere”

Elimination: Week 4

Yesterday was the last day of the nightshades elimination. I am no longer eating potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, or anything that comes from those items, such as paprika. Potatoes are my favorite food, so this wasn’t easy for me. However, I have a flare-up within an hour of eating potatoes, so it had to beContinue reading “Elimination: Week 4”

Elimination: Week 2

Today is the last day of week 2. I have successfully eliminated corn products from my diet, which is no easy task. Corn products include but are not limited to corn, corn starch, corn flour, corn meal, and corn syrup. These ingredients are in nearly everything that is prepackaged. There are the obvious things, likeContinue reading “Elimination: Week 2”

Follow-up Appointment

Today was my follow-up with my dermatologist. I dreaded going because I knew today was the day that I had to tell him that I will not take Humira. I did so, and he proceeded to ask me how he could change my mind. He can’t. I don’t do well with medication of any kind.Continue reading “Follow-up Appointment”

Elimination Diet & Symptom Tracking

One of things that Tara Grant recommends in her book is tracking symptoms as you eliminate and reintroduce foods from and to your diet. I love journaling, so this shouldn’t be a problem. I have been talking to my co-workers about this and one of them recommended the Clever Fox daily planner. I looked intoContinue reading “Elimination Diet & Symptom Tracking”

Diagnosis: HS

I won’t rehash the entire history of what I’ve been going trough. You can read that on the My Story page. Suffice it to say that I have been suffering with a disease for the last fifteen years and saw several doctors for it. None of them knew what it was or had any answersContinue reading “Diagnosis: HS”