On Friday started to feel a bit unwell – achey behind my knees, headache and temperature. Having read about gluten detox withdrawal symptoms they seemed to match that, however, on the Saturday morning did a lateral flow test and that was negative.
Felt poorlier on the Saturday night, this time with blocked sinuses, similar to cataarh. Tested again on the Sunday morning and the result was postive.
Whether I have had any gluten free detox symptoms is hard to tell as they are a lot like many associated with covid.
Hoping the benefits of going gluten free will show up but need to get over covid first. I can say it’s a nasty wee bug whatever your views on the whole coronavirus pandemic are. One thing for sure it’s not ‘just a cold.’
In an attempt to reboot my gut health I recently visited a nutritionist, as health wise I have never been the same since having glandular fever back in 2016. Even the nutritionist was surprised at how old I was when I contracted glandular fever!
So for a month no gluten or yeast products and then a pulse test to see if my body/pulse reacts to specific grains being added. I am aiming to write about it as a) keeps a record I won’t hopefully lose and b) open to advice – but not spamming 🙂
One thing that soon becomes apparent are the amount of food stuffs currently in my diet that currently contain gluten. We wave a fond farewell to cakes 😦 pizza 😦 bread – not so bothered by that one, although homemade bread… But the key thing is to approach this positively and look at the benefits which include rather nice gluten free cakes (homemade), salad at lunchtime (much nicer than I expected!) and the odd bit of chocolate.
Whilst we are the subject of chocolate, the Cadbury’s website helpfully tells you which of their products are made in a gluten free environment. So, its a yes to Wispa, Fudge & Creme eggs but sadly no more Boost – boo!
Seriously though, like many I would imagine, think they have been eating vaguely healthily with mostly meals made from scratch and takeaways as an occasional treat, not a weekly fixture.
Along with a few vitamins the joy that is flaxseeds have been added to my daily diet. Two tablespoons (that’s like a digger’s bucket full!) soaked in water for at least an hour. Yummy! No wonder they help you lose weight as a glass of these is enough to put most of their food 😉
Who knows, maybe a rebooted gut will help my overall anxiety…
The start of a new year is always a good time to move forward with courage and confidence, and never is this more relevant than for 2022! I am excited at the process and the prospect of significant breakthroughs on the journey toward optimal health and wellbeing and I hope you are too.
Read my latest blog post to see how I am applying all the research from my Wellbeing Coaching to my personal life and my professional practice.
Music on my headphones helps me cope at work big time. Why? Well, in the office you can often only hear doom ‘n’ gloom which sends my mind off in a spin and scenarios overload. I am not a pessimistic person, just that my mind loves to work on worst case scenarios!
Office environments can be both good and bad from an anxiety point of view. Good in that you have fellow colleagues around to chat too and actually see in person, as opposed to on teams/zoom. Bad is the scaremongering, and often baseless ‘facts’, they chat about. That’s fine but it does affect others who may not be saying anything and instead worrying away on the inside.
Sometimes engage the brain before speaking… Boris take note 😉
Tune of the Day – Astral Drive is songwriter and producer Phil Thornalley’s vision of a long lost album from the 1970s that only existed in his own mind. It is a wonderfully uplifting listen…