Just a little update on the post about my food issues and whatever is causing the variety of symptoms. As I posted a couple weeks ago, I’m now off corn and corn derivatives. Since doing that was severely affecting my intake of gluten, we decided to cut out gluten as well while we were at it. I’m off coffee and on black tea. My diet now is mostly unprocessed meats, vegetables, fruits, dairy, eggs, rice, and peanut butter.
I’ve had some conversations with immediate family members who have clarified their food issues. My mother has a problem with highly acidic foods (tomatoes, citrus, high acid coffee, etc). A sister has problem with certain nightshades, primarily potatoes (fried in oil kills or neutralizes whatever the element is that causes this problem). Another sister has a problem with certain food colorings. The nightshade and acid connection may come in handy.
Everyone with a food intolerance or allergy that we’ve talked to has said that it can take months to actually figure it out and for symptoms to slowly diminish. So, it’s a long haul with this.
In the meantime, I did take both of the two major anti-parasite medications that are commonly used here for a large range of such critters. Didn’t help, but that’s good to know.
There is more to all of this but that’s the most concise update I can come up with for you. Appreciate your prayers as some days are better than others and some of those “others’ are difficult. In the end, the Lord has it all in control as always.
These bodies aren’t made to last forever…this one will be changed in the twinkling of an eye someday in the future. Until then, it’s safe to say, we’re not gonna make it off this planet alive, so don’t worry about it too much. It’s all about dying well. May we entrust our lives to Christ fully and die to self and enjoy the wonderful path laid out for us by Him.