I took a little blogging hiatus for a couple of days. Admittedly I have been burning the candle at both ends lately, and I was starting to feel the pressure. Between school, my crazy hours at work lately , and marathon training I was feeling a little worn down. So I needed a couple of days to refocus, regroup, and relax. Which was precisely what I did this weekend! I went home, sat on the beach, and spent some time with friends and family.
recent trips to the OR. Those pain med and antibiotics do a real number on your system. And the precise way to treat said issues has remained elusive.
I have gone down the conventional medical route. I have been on a couple different ant-acids, had blood work done, and an ultra-sound. I am now currently waiting to be referred to a GI Doctor and we will go from there.
In the mean time I decided I needed to explore other options. So I met with a holistic nutritionist to discuss dietary changes and how I should fuel my marathon training. The truth is I have really been struggling this department. Diet has never been my strong suit. And then you add all these other considerations into to the mix and I am totally lost! I was cutting things out left right and center, with no real method to madness, and I wasn't getting anywhere.
3 weeks I will be on an Elimination Diet - aka a diet that eliminates all possible irritants...aka pretty much everything haha. The plan is to give my stomach some time to heal and then slowly start adding some things back in to see what works and what doesn't.
So what are we eliminating...
- Fried Foods
- Red Meat
- Spicy Food
I think (hope) I am now through the worst of it. And that this will only get easier with time. We shall see. Time will tell, and I am pretty much willing to try anything at this point. Fingers Crossed this will do the trick!
Anyone else have to experience an Elimination Diet? Doe it get any better?
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