Roger + I usually eat organic fruits + veggies, free-range meats and have a set schedule of certain supplements that we use to keep us healthy through-out the year. Well….. Roger’s birthday came around and we partied. Then partied some more, and now we’ve discovered. We’re addicted to the foods we despise!
It’s pretty easy to binge during this time of the year, all the candy corn and pumpkin treats. So that’s my argument. : p
How it happened
We binged straight for two months exactly and I caught the flu. I haven’t been sick in over a year! And, this was a miserable kind of sick. It reminded me of my bad diet days of getting sick at least once a month.
I had the chills, the sweats, horrible sore throat(which a friend recommended sea salt and warm water gargle, it helped!) really bad nausea, upset stomach, dry cough, mucus. Normal symptoms for the flu, but not normal for me.
It opened my eyes even more to the world of processed food and what it’s doing to people’s overall well-being. I’ve also wondered the long-term effects of eating processed food for years considering I’ve only binged for two months.
Symptoms I’ve had as of late
I’ve been dealing with other symptoms (which I can personally say are from diet and all the processed food I’ve been eating) along with the flu which include
- brain fog
- BAD PMS SYMPTOMS
- depression/anxiety has been heightened
- major sugar/salt cravings
- nails are breaking
- skin is breaking out
- dry skin, dry hair
I’ve luckily have fixed all these ailments through diet alone for myself including getting the common colds, flu and random bouts of sickness.
So let’s just say it’s detox time.
Through experimentation… I recently discovered I have a bad allergy to processed soy, especially soybean oil. It causes extreme anxiety, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, rashes, and stomach upset in my body. Which is… not good. I thought I was just crazy. I cut out all caffeine, and was seriously considering using some natural herbal remedies for my extreme anxiety.
There is beauty in a binge considering I would have never discovered how allergic to soy I am. The funny thing is, I’ve never had a problem with fermented soy so I’m thinking it has something to do with GMO/processed soy.
If you’ve been suffering from illness, you should experiment with different foods. As we’re coming to be allergic to a lot of new ingredients and chemicals being put on the market. While, it may not cure you or be an end to your symptoms. It may help in how you feel. I’ve personally noticed a big difference.
What ingredient have you taken out of your diet? How did it help your overall health? Please comment below or hit me up on Facebook. I love hearing from you!