What do you think of when you look at the photo above? People in hazmat suits? Nuclear power stations? Mushroom clouds? Running for your life? Chernobal?
I bet what your not thinking about is: food! Although, I would argue that you should. The amount of chemicals that are taking over our food supply is alarming and I truly believe that it is at the heart of my Gastroparesis. Do some research on GMOs and you will see what I am talking about? If an inseticide is designed to explode a bug’s stomach upon ingestion, then what is going to do to my stomach? Stay far far far away from GMOs & any genetically modified food. If it’s not found in nature then your body isn’t meant to have it!
Hopefully you have heard the statement: If you look at the ingredient list & you can’t buy them all in the store, do NOT buy the product? After all, your body doesn’t need all the preservatives that are laced throughout our food supply today. Our ancestors did not have all of the digestive issues that plague us today and it is no wonder when you look at the evolution of food over the past 50 years.
Since April, I have been drastically changing my diet. I have eliminitated all chemicals from my diet, eliminated gluten (this could have various results for GPers), limited caffeine to less then 60 mg per day (eventually it will all be gone), and eliminated refined sugar. I must say that I am feeling AMAZING! I attribute it to the old addage: garbage in = garbage out. If you are putting all of this garbage into your body then you are not setting yourself up for success. You are only continuing to damage what is already hurting. This is why I am on a 100% organic, chemical free diet. I am sick and tired of being sick and tired which means that I will try anything to feel better.
This is my challenge to anyone with Gastroparesis…CLEAN OUT THE CHEMICALS!! Slowly start eliminating chemicals from your diet and see if you start to feel better. You have to give it time because your body needs time to process the chemicals out of your body. However, I am telling you that if you stick with it, you will start to feel much better. You can’t cheat, you have to be strict but it is your life and you are worth it! What do we as GPers really have to lose? We are in survival mood just trying to get by so it is time that we buckle down and quit ingesting chemicals. And for goodness sakes, STOP EATING FAST FOOD! It is not even food and is not going to do anything to help your situation! I know that this is tough love, but someone has to say it. Someone has to say, put the ice cream down! Put the hamburger down! Put the coffee down! What do you have to lose?
Please let me know if you decide to try this & I will be more than happy to provide you support along the way. I would also like to feature others who are trying this and the success that they are having!