My dad died shortly after I turned 5, and the stress that I had to endure increased every day. Hindsight it was probably during this time the leaky gut started. That amount of physical and emotional stress on a child is simply too much.
As a young child, I struggled with several allergies and sensitivities, including:
These sensitivities, combined with a predisposition to gaining weight, led to me being overweight from a young age.
“I was unable to fit on rollercoasters”
I went on a school trip, and on the second to last night of the school trip, I had the most delicious meal ever – soft pasta. It was creamy, filling, and perfect The next day, I experienced uncontrollable shaking that started with just a little tremor in my hands and lasted for hours.
A flight journey later, an emergency landing, blue lighted to hospital, and numerous brain scans, with no answers.
DUH! It was the wheat and dairy overload.
Enter the greatest doctor ever, a chiropractor. he suggested I could have a problem with gluten. I began to remove ingredients from my diet, and it wasn’t until I started to remove corn that I started to feel so much better. I tested positively allergic to just about everything. I also tested positive for having more food sensitivities than I can count. When you added it all up, there wasn’t much ingredients left.
10 years ago, I never knew this allergy world existed. Now, I’m determined to make it a better one. My dream is to make it so there isn’t another kid that gets looked over, and that we can stop these problems before they start.