Since being glutened by the curry paste I have been having a lot of digestive issues. I tried just stopping any dairy and being super vigilant about my safety. Yet, I continued to suffer. I’d also begun taking in green smoothies in the mornings, but I think those may have only exacerbated the problem by being tough for my tortured intestines to handle. I’ve also run across a few other people with Celiac disease who can’t digest raw spinach very well. I must be in that camp.
So, this week I’m back to eating like I am in the first phases of an elimination diet. However, I am doing it in a modified way. I know my body can handle chicken, papaya, and pineapple all of which are often not in the first phase. Yet, I think the enzymes in pineapple and papaya will do my body good.
Even with these modifications it’s still not super easy to come up with what to eat. My lunch today was less than pleasing. I had leftover teff-o-lenta (basically a teff polenta) and some avocado. Unfortunately part of the avocado had gone bad (that gray color), so there wasn’t a lot of it to cut the garlic I’d put in the teff. I couldn’t eat that much of either thing anyway. It jus wasn’t that appetizing.
However, I do have some good things going with food. I roasted a chicken last night. Yum. I slightly overcooked it, but it was still tasty. For breakfasts this week I’ve whipped up a huge bowl of fruit salad. It’s delicious. My house guest brought up some mature, fresh coconut meat around mid-morning. That was a good snack. And, tonight, I’ll be carrying some teff injera, sunflower butter, and maybe avocado to Devin’s music gig. I’m also going to pack an apple for dessert.
I am starting to feel better after more than a week of sitting on the toilet and curled up with stomach cramps. Let’s hope I keep getting better. Devin and I are supposed to go traveling soon, and I’d really like to be well for that.
Despite my small troubles, life is still good. I am glad to be where I am, and I am glad that I know how to heal myself. I am also glad to have the resources to do so.