If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’re more than likely aware of my dietary restrictions. I’ve been intolerant to gluten and dairy for about four years now, and these intolerances are as annoying and inconvenient as ever.
When I first found out about my intolerances, I learned I was unable to consume not just gluten and dairy, but further, eggs. The trifecta. Eggs actually bothered my stomach more than gluten, but dairy has always been the worst for me, personally.
Fast-forward to now, and guess what? I’m eating eggs everyday.
I’m no doctor, so please keep in mind that my own experiences may not necessarily be the same for everyone else. I don’t have an explanation for it myself, nor did my doctor when I was told I could once again enjoy some delicious eggies. Upon doing a little bit of research, I discovered that there are different reasons as to why someone might outgrow a food intolerance, but these reasons are subjective in the sense that they differ for everyone.
So, in short, it is possible to become un-intolerant to foods, but I can’t exactly tell you why.
Super helpful, I know.
Some folks believe that slowly re-introducing a food our guts may not get along with back into our diets is a potential way of outgrowing a sensitivity. I’ve actually started to dabble with this belief a bit myself. I eat something everyday that I’m not supposed to in hopes of winning the battle with my own gut. Sometimes it’s something containing dairy, sometimes it’s something containing gluten, and if I’m feeling particularly rebellious, I eat something that contains both. Thus far, I haven’t noticed any improvements, but perhaps in time I’ll be able to have a relatively normal diet.
Talk to your doctor to determine which steps you can take if you’re dealing with a food sensitivity yourself.