Hypersensitivity ‘Finding the Solution’ – Part 5

Hypersensitivity The solution 5cont…

In fact, before we move on to my experiments and exploration, I would like to say that having removed 16 food intolerances from my diet, wasn’t a solution as such. Yes, it provided me a reprieve from all the triggers of my bowel symptoms, but all in all when I reflect back I think it added to my hypersensitivity. What I mean is the more foods I removed from my diet the more hyper-sensitive I became to those food types when I accidentally ate them. Or maybe it was me becoming paranoid, or a bit of both? Needless to say it got to the point that any small exposure to the 16 food types was enough to affect me.

I am not saying that you would be affected in the same way. In short taking a food out of your diet can bring temporary relief but it is not the solution.

Moving on. I opened an Organic Food shop in 2001 and this is where I began experimenting with my diet. I have to say this was a hugely demanding period for both myself and my family. However in retrospect I feel I gained so much from the knowledge, experiences and experiments.

At this stage I was a pescetarian i.e. a vegetarian who eats fish. I had withdrawn the 16 food types from my diet and all of a sudden I found myself in an oasis of wholefoods. The shop was 100% organic so that is what became of my diet. If I recall my first decision was to become vegan, this was partially an ethical decision but also a way to simplify my diet. Simplicity was what my diet was to become.

A note here for anyone else considering making radical decisions like becoming vegan. It is radical – You will more than likely loose weight! You will most likely become very light i.e. less grounded! If you are to consider such a move you need to educate yourself about nutrition in order to make sure you have a balanced diet. Also you need to learn about food preparation and cooking. Without such skills you can put your health at risk! Even with all the knowledge and access to information when I started to experiment with being a vegan I still lost lots of weight. This was a problem because I was already at the lower range of your natural body weight before I became vegan. [to be continued…]

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About Michael Cohen
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