Hypersensitivity ‘Finding the Solution’ – Part 4

Finding the solution to hypersensitivity cont…

Normality was a distant word for me at this stage in my life. Paranoia was definitely the word for it. For me trying to avoid  the 16 food intolerances that I had, was demanding at home let alone going out. I remember going to a friends house for dinner. Having explained my dietary needs to him before going I realised that he was cooking other foods in his oven that were on the shelf above mine. I just stared and stared at the oven door praying that none of his food would drip onto mine. On another occasion I was with my family at a pizza pasta restaurant. I explained my needs to the waiter. All looked good and in the next breath I glanced across to the open plan kitchen and I could see the flour rising in the air, then the fear crept back in.

This is the point at which matters started to get out of hand. My day seemed to evolve around my next meal. Joanne just didn’t know which way to turn as far as cooking for me, let alone coping with me. Some how she did, and I will always be indebted to her.

I decided to contact my old Gastrointestinologist as I needed to take further action to resolve the problem. He decided to test me for Coeliac Disease, as I felt that all my symptoms pointed to this. Now at this stage I had removed wheat and gluten out of my diet for at least a year. So he needed me to re-introduce it into my diet for 3 days prior to the test. I had the test – the  suppository and colonoscopy. It was so undignified. But we needed to get to the bottom of it, literally!

The results were negative. I was convinced that it would be otherwise. I did a bit of research about testing for Coeliac Disease and found that my Gastrointestinologist had not followed the correct procedure on the basis that I had removed the wheat and gluten from my diet for such a long period. In reality 3 days re-introduction was too short a period for my digestive system to react to the re-introduction.  I was fed up at this point. It was obvious that I was not going to get to the bottom of this never ending illness / condition that I was enduring.

It was when we opened our organic food shop that I took a new approach to my dietary needs. A time for experiments and exploration….[to be continued]

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About Michael Cohen
Wild Forest Gym, is the only UK ‘Functional Natural Movement Fitness’ training program for obstacle course training. We provide specialist Race Fit, Race Safe and Race Ready training for beginners and seasoned obstacle course challengers. We provide training camps and sessions based on the themes of Hazard Training, Safety Skill Training, Obstacles Training, Obstacle Course Fitness, Sports Injury Prevention, Sports Yoga, Training Plans, Training & Race preparation, kit & nutrition. We use the elements of the forest environment to teach functional natural movement techniques to increase your endurance, strength, speed, flexibility and coordination on both physical and mind levels. We us use: the trees to climb, balance and jump from; the earth below your hands and feet, to connect and feel the ground, whilst you bear crawl, walk and barefoot run; and the random shapes of each log and stone that cause every: throw, catch, carry and lift to be unique.

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