This blog is taking me forever to post only because I want to make sure the words that are read are perfect. So I hit the writer’s wall and started to chop away with my pencil but instead of getting somewhere I went nowhere fast. I started to build a wall instead of demolishing it. Then I felt bad for not writing the blog when I told you I would. Then I felt really bad for not writing at all. Then… you get the picture. I am back at it today with a fever to finish what I had started. I won’t leave you hanging. This might be a little rough and if you feel I missed some important parts please comment below or message me here: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
The Elimination Diet:
It all started with a red swollen face that burned, itched, moved, and birthed till zit like creatures. I was grossed out, sad, in pain, and confused. WE HAVE ALL BEEN THERE! I was desperate to find a cure or to at least heal my face. I began to research Rosacea type 2. Did you know I found two books on the subject of Rosacea? I did find a lot of information via blogs and websites on the subject as well. I took my research and pieced it all together to form what I like to call Kicking Rosacea in the Butt. I have to give a shout out to one of the ladies that follow my Instagram account (LadyCandySparks) for hash tagging that phrase. THANK YOU!
After about 3 days of research (I know that doesn’t sound like a lot of time but I was desperate to have my face back), I narrowed down my Kicking Rosacea in the Butt Diet otherwise known as The Elimination Diet. This diet was performed on my friends’ kids because they were allergic to a food that she didn’t know. She gave her children a bland diet and then slowly added foods back into their diet which allowed her to find out what her children were exactly allergic to. This is the friend that looked at me and stated that my face looked like it was having an allergic reaction to something. She suggested this diet.
I basically combined rosacea known triggers, alkaline diet, and an anti-inflammation diet together to create the Kicking Rosacea in the Butt Diet.
- Spicy foods
- Hot drinks
- Caffeine (which I am allergic to)
- Dairy foods
- Cured meats
- All meats except seafood
- Exercise (it killed me)
- Grains (except quinoa)
- Carbonated soft drinks
- Artificial sweeteners
I looked at this list and I almost cried. I didn’t know if there was anything left for me to actually eat. Before my stress levels zoomed up to the highest percentage, I allowed myself to breathe a long breath in and then a long breath out. I gathered myself and told myself, “I can do this!”
Stay tuned part two is just around the corner!
Have you ever tried an Elimination Diet for anything?