I recently had myself re-tested to determine whether or not my food intolerances had improved or worsened. For the past four years or so, I have refrained from consuming gluten, dairy and egg because of the pain and general discomfort I experienced when I ingested any foods containing these ingredients.
To my complete and utter shock, having myself retested revealed that I am now intolerant to potatoes.
Yes, you read that correctly- potatoes. Also yeast.
I was completely stunned to learn this considering I eat potatoes quite often without experiencing major issues. The individual who conducted my recent testing informed me that by avoiding gluten, dairy and egg for so long, I have actually been consuming more potatoes than ever before because a lot of foods free of gluten, dairy and egg contain potato starch as a replacement.
The person who conducted my testing explained to me that I am not intolerant to dairy or gluten independently, but rather my body rejects the combination of the two, for example, a piece of bread with cheese. It was recommended that I continue to avoid eating one or the other, so I decided to continue avoiding dairy in order to go back to eating gluten.
I learned about my dietary changes last Friday, and ever since I have been eating eggs and gluten daily. I am still experiencing discomfort, pain, bloating, and other things I will spare you from describing, but I was told that until all remnants of potato exit my body I will not detect any major differences.
I find it truly amazing how the body can fluctuate in terms of allergies and intolerances to certain things, and as upset as I am about having to eliminate potatoes from my life, I am thrilled to go back to consuming gluten and eggs.
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