Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Naturopathic Dropout

Remember my elimination diet? Remember how I was all about better eating for better health?

Yeah. So.

That went well. Did you detect the sarcasm?

Turns out, as a wise elementary schoolmate pointed out, a Saskatchewan girl giving up wheat is like an Albertan giving up driving an SUV and a British Colombian giving up pot. And yes, this very comment on FB made me laugh. Out loud. The acrid aroma will get you every time you stroll the streets of downtown Vancouver. It's so punny 'cause it's true.

Anyway, back to me. Everyone together now, 1, 2, 3 all about me. Me and wheat. Together we are better. Wheat completes me. You had me at flour.

Okay, okay enough with the bad movie lines. The point is, when I last wrote about this I was craving some bread fierce. That craving got stronger and I got weaker, more tired and even more grumpy.

I contacted the naturopath. The one I like to call Shirley. Her name is as opposite to Shirley as you can get but you know, calling her Shirley makes me giggle (see above 1,2, 3 it's all about me). She told me that restricting my diet to that extent could cause my adrenals or my thyroid, I forget which, to under perform.

WHAT?

Genius. I went to prevent such an occurrence and here we are doing things to ENCOURAGE it?

Also, funny how the issues I told her about are the ones that came out of the "assessment and diagnosis"?

Hmmm. A bit like going to the psychic sporting your wedding rings and she tells you that you are married.

So here's the thing. I went in with an open mind and the velcro hooked up to the blinking lights pretty much shot that out of the water.

What did I learn?

I am lactose intolerant and minimizing my sugar intake is a good thing.
I spent $250 to gain information I already knew.

(insert profanity here)

The good news? Because there is always silver lining. I think. Most of the time. Is that now that I am not restricting my diet, I feel great. Flip flapping fantastic.

It's all relative. And, apparently, expensive for idiots. Live and learn.

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12 comments:

Elaine A. said...

At least your not a beauty school dropout. That's a stupid comment, isn't it? OH well, I'm tired.

I'm just glad you feel better, no matter what. : )

R Royal Family said...

at least it made for a good laugh, and expensive laugh but a good one none the less

Kristin said...

Everything in moderation... You are a smart girl, I am sure you are making healthy choices. :)

but for the record, even though I am from BC I have never smoked pot, I have sure smelled my fare share of second hand pot smoke though.

Hope you are feeling better now that you got your bread back. :)

Cheryl said...

can I say I told you so? You NEED whole grains...welcome back my friend, we (us wheat eaters) are happy you have come home!
$250 could have been spent at Mexx...hee hee!

Anonymous said...

i'll stand in the corner wearing a dunce hat with you!! out of all of this, i realized that i eat entirely too much sugar (while reading the nutrional info is great, i realized that sugar is in everything by reading the ingredients).
terribly sorry i suggested it (but at least i already got my appointment fee back!). and you didn't go back for more drops!

Angella said...

I'm just glad you're feeling better. :)

Debbie said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. And welcome back to the Wheat Club!

teeni said...

I'm just glad you are feeling better. But that lactose intolerant thing was good to find out about because at least you can continue to feel good knowing what you need to avoid. My niece is also lactose intolerant but just purchasing lactose free milk makes her life as normal as anyone's and makes her diet easy to maintain. :) Anyway, here's to you and wheat being back together again. LOL.

Stacie's Madness said...

hahah {hugs} and *cheers* with a big hunk of bread YAY!

Kristin said...

It usually costs a lot to find out what we already know, at least it was only monetary. Doughnuts, cookies, cake...now I'm hungry.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we could learn a bit from the pot smokin' BCers - a little more pot in Saskatchewan might be a good thing.

A Crafty Mom said...

I don't do well with no wheat either, it's super hard. I get weak and moody and light-headed. It is frustrating to pay that much money and not really feel like you are any further ahead. But at least it's a learning experience, and now you can celebrate with a nice hunk of bread :)