Well...thanks to an amazing visit with Emily, we now know my hubby's stomach issues were all due to his sensitivity to butter, whey, wheat, and nightshades (what the heck is this you ask? see below!). In addition to gluten, I also have a sensitivity to nightshades, and a few more things.
Now that I have cut our nightshades, and more my side is feeling better! Guess what?!?! My hubby is feeling much better too! This year, I made homemade Elderberry Syrup with ACV, and local honey only to discover I have an honey sensitivity, too! So many of my comforts have been causing my discomfort! Before my celiac diagnosis the same thing happened, too! I'd be queasy so I'd eat gluten filled pretzels or toast...go figure!! Food is such a huge factor to our health.
We all highly recommend a visit with Emily; which can be done in-person or via distance testing with immediate results. How it work you ask!?!? To be sure I didn't misspeak, I pulled the following from Emily's website:
After my Celiac diagnosis over 11 years ago, I had to do a lot of research to wrap my mind around my new way of life and finding out what contained gluten. Not to mention, there wasn't nearly as much information or product option as today. I was so overwhelmed. Please know, Emily does not tell you what food you are sensitive to, and send you on your way...she is there for you! During your visit, you can opt for Emily to help you with meal planning. In addition, Emily is extremely resourceful, and a wealth of knowledge. Not to mention, her web site is very resourceful and has a ton of great recipes, too!
As I mentioned in the past, I struggle with anxiety, and my food issues tend to heighten it. Thanks to Emily, I have found a useful too that I just never knew how to try...meditation! Thanks to Emily's suggestion, I've discovered a podcast, and love it!!
Gluten & wheat (for my hubby) are no big deal to us...however; adding nightshades to the mix was another story! Just like my Celiac diagnosis when I had no idea what gluten was...well, it was the same thing with nightshades! I'm still frequently referring to my sheet from Emily to double the list of nightshade foods. We were such potatoes eaters -but, easily switched to sweet potatoes. One of the little challenges we discovered is that most gluten free bread products contain potato starch to make it fluffy -so, we even have to double check our gluten free products. However, luckily my new Canyon Bakehouse bread find is on the safe list!!
Overall, we truly can't complain about our food sensitivities it can be much worse. We still have SO many yummy food options. In 6 month we will try to reintroduce nightshades for me, and my hubby...but, of course will never re-introduce gluten.
As you can tell, we learned so much from our visit with Emily, and highly recommend her. To get in touch with Emily or more information of what she has to offer, take a look at her website: http://emilylevenson.com. Please feel free to drop a line with any questions. If I don't get a chance to post a blog before...Happy Thanksgiving!!