12 Jan

Update On Me, and Amazing People Out There

Alpha-Gal allergy people have side effects, and it seems that gluten is a big one. I believe that it is due to the effects of the allergy in the blood and lower intestines that cause weakening of the lining and other issues, and then these side effect allergies occur.

I believe that this is all conquerable.  I had a side effect of egg and almond allergies but not anymore that I can tell.  I am able to eat gluten some again, but I am still careful because it causes my sleep to be affected some.  I plan to add a page very soon, for my local River Valley area and surrounding areas, to show the places where it is safe to eat with this mammal allergy.  I will have categories for places safe, places not safe, foods brands safe, links to the lists of ingredients to be aware of, lists of ingredients that can be both vegan and animal-based, companies that have been contacted to change their product and links for people to write in to ask them to have options for us (such as vegetable capsules, and plant glycerin and Vitamin D). The page will be free to start, and will eventually become a paid subscription service.

Be watching my Facebook page and my web page for updates and new blog posts as I am beginning to put stuff up again (I kind of got out of sync with the blogging and updating).  My book has taken a little delay also, so keep watching for it to be published by February. Be encouraged.   That is my update for now.

Carry on and keep healthy!

I leave you with some info I copied from the site for gluten-free info and help. It is the best I have seen, and I love the “watch” section.  I plan to have a section like this called “the alpha-gal watch” to keep updated like she does this gluten free site.

The Gluten-Free Dietitian web site was started to help you or someone you love successfully follow a safe and nutritious gluten-free diet. I am a nutrition consultant who has specialized in celiac disease and the gluten-free diet since 1996.

If you are new to the diet, the Gluten-Free Diet Basics and Resources pages will help you get started.

Timely information on the gluten-free diet can be found in the Gluten-Free and Nutritious Too! newsletter.

If you are looking for books written by me on the gluten-free diet visit the Books page.

Finally, if you have any questions about the gluten-free diet, please visit the Contact page.

If you are interested in learning whether the foods you eat truly are gluten-free foods, please visit our sister site Gluten Free Watchdog


08 Sep

Use That Fruit!

When someone sends you lemons, digest them, eliminate the waste, and utilize the lemon for all its cleansing ability and nutrients.

health benefits of lemons

The health benefits of lemon (this post contains excerpts; see article in link for more info) include treatment of throat infections, indigestion, constipation, dental problems, fever, internal bleeding, rheumatism, burns, obesity, respiratory disorders, cholera, and high blood pressure, while it also benefits your hair and skin. Known for their therapeutic properties for many generations, lemons help to strengthen your immune system, cleanse your stomach, and they are also considered a blood purifier. It is well known for its medicinal power and is used in many different ways.

Lemon juice, especially, has several health benefits associated with it. It is well known as a useful treatment for kidney stones, reducing strokes and lowering body temperature. A refreshing drink made by mixing lemon juice and water, lemonade helps you to stay calm and cool.

Many people also use it as a washing agent, because of its ability to remove stains. The scent of lemons can repel mosquitoes, while drinking lemon juice with olive oil helps to get rid of gall stones.  As per the results reported in a study by the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, lemon provides protection against inflammatory polyarthritis and arthritis.

Worth Repeating: When someone sends you lemons, digest them, eliminate the waste, and utilize the lemon for all its cleansing ability and nutrients.

Let’s think contrary to what seems common: instead of putting focus on the lemons, relationships, work, school, etc., put the focus on the Father of all, and He will put the focus on those relationships. John 15 – we are to remain in Him, stay connected with Him. Only when we stay connected with the Creator can we bear fruit.  He prunes us to make us strong. When life gets challenging, we are being pruned and weeded, so that we can bear more fruit. Apart from Him we can do nothing. How are you abiding in the Father? Are you making time to connect with Him? We find time for the things that we value. Make time with the Almighty your #1 thing.

The fear of light is what really sets us back, not failure.

Fail forward.