So yesterday I met with a bio-chemist and had my saliva and urine tested. (mmmm.... don't you just love hearing the words saliva and urine in the morning??!) And it turns out, I'm allergic to the following things: Tomatoes, Eggplant, Green Peppers, Peanuts, all Potatoes, ALL Dairy Products, and Gluten... which includes wheat, spelt, rye, and oats.
: ( BIG SAD FACE!
The first thing he said when he came back in the room is "wow, you do not get enough sleep." How he can tell that from my pee, I have no idea, but he is right, I don't! He said that my body is severely lacking adrenaline, my blood sugar is low, and my progesterone levels are low. It's weird because I haven't necessarily been feeling bad. In fact, I would venture to say that I probably eat healthier than most people that I know! I eat hardly no sugar, I'm vegetarian, I exercise, and I use natural products. I mostly went because I figured I had some sort of food allergies because my skin breaks out when I eat certain foods. But anyway, he thinks that if I start getting more sleep and get my hormones balanced, that some of the food allergies will go away.
And because I am really committed to bringing cheese, potatoes, eggplant, and tomatoes back into my life... I went to bed at 11 PM last night! Seriously.... that's like a record. I never go to sleep before 2 AM. I'm also starting on Arbonne's natural progesterone cream tomorrow. So... we'll see!
I'm hoping to lose the 10lbs I've gained over the past 2 years, and keep my skin from flaring up. I've done gluten free before, so I don't think that will really be a problem for me. But life without cheese and potatoes will be hard, and tomatoes.... eggplant.... okay it's all going to be hard.
I'll keep you posted.