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!
been doing it for a while, but I do occasionally cheat, sometimes by accident, and when I do, my body really feels bad, it is not worth it. It is amazing how much food contains GMO’s, and if you are a label reader like me, most of the food in grocery stores has some type of GMO in it. Are you joining the March Against Monsanto May 25? Many cities in the US are participating, you can probably find a city near you, they have a facebook page that can give more info, (MarchAgainstMonsanto) I am hoping to be well enough to go, I am not going to march, but I will be at the end to spread awareness, if my health holds up.
Hi Bri and Millie (and All),
The documentary “Food Inc.” comes to mind with regards to Monsanto!
I can tolerate fast-food if it’s very infrequent and I get “healthy” choices from the menus (if you can call some of them that I guess)!
I hope everyone feels good for Memorial Day weekend!
be careful Jen, a study was just done indicating that some of the healthy choices at fast food places are actually not that healthy, but when compared to other stuff on the menu they may be lower in calories and fat. Don’t remember where I heard it, but it just came out recently. When eating out, it is hard to determine what ingredients are actually being used and by what process. It is healthier to make your own meals so you know exactly what you are putting into your body. But, that can be difficult at times because of low energy and you just want to take the quick route, but I always pay for it one way or another.
I agree and I have heard that before as well… luckily that when I do get fast food it’s something like fish, chicken or turkey and I tolerate it fine, just as long as I didn’t have a big meal earlier on in the day and I’m pretty hungry for it! And, I’m pretty selective where I will go… I actually had a veggie burger from Hardee’s a couple of months ago for lunch (but I didn’t have breakfast) and I felt just fine… usually if it’s not around that lovely “time of month” I don’t have the bloating and I haven’t had a vomited episode since last year… it’s amazing! I still credit some of it to my chiropractic work, but sometimes I think that I’m just in a remission stage again… who knows? The ups and downs of GP (luckily now I’m in an “ok-up” phase).
Hope you are feeling good these days!