06 March 2011

"Squashing" The Scrutiny


 I knew I would get mixed views on my To Wheat or Not to
Wheat post. Overall, I think everyone had solid opinions.


After going on/off gluten so many times, it was difficult 
to perpetuate the conversation; But wanted to show the
 importance of getting to the bottom of our health issues. 


Not everyone wants to hear it, true, but when you suffer 
from physical pains, there's no point in trying to ignore it. 


It was my way of learning more about the connection
 between my mood disorder and my food sensitivities. 



And there will always be people who may never understand that someone who 
doesn't stereotypically look like they have a mood disorder has a mood disorder.


Lastly, I wanted to inform everyone of what was going 
on to avoid hearing "I thought you were gluten-free?"


And to those of whom can understand and share your 
support, I thank you from the very depths of my heart!

23 comments:

Kristi said... [reply]

I think it's great that you try different foods in trying to figure out what makes you feel the best. I don't think there is anything wrong with going gluten free to see if that helps with your pain and your moods. You need to do what is best for you and sometimes that takes a little trial and error to figure it out.

Betty Ray said... [reply]

If gluten free works for you, that is awesome. And there is nothing wrong with blogging about it just in case someone out there is having the same issues and this might help them too. I did the same thing about Red 40 dye. For my son, he can NOT have it and I know it affects his behaviors. For others,this is not the case, but before we cut it out I hadn't heard it could effect behavior until I read about it on a blog! :)

Karen (Toronto Girl West) said... [reply]

I stand behind you 100% Kelsey!

What you did was part of trying to empower yourself to manage your moods better ... and it was part of your journey. Whether you choose to go gluten free or not, I'm not sure that it's up to any of us to judge.

:)

thefirstkitchen.com said... [reply]

This may be harsh, but anonymous commenters who try to give medical advice are being stupid. You know what's right for you. I suffer from a mood disorder too, and sometimes we don't know WHAT is making us feel better, we just know that we feel better. You'll figure it out -- just ignore people who bring you down! Best of luck :)

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

You always have my support Kelsey! I have definitely learned that when you suffer from digestive issues, it is an ever evolving learning experience. I think it's great that you are working towards finding a solution for YOU! Big hugs to you!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

People care too much about what other people eat ... you should eat whatever you want and whatever makes you feel good!!!

Chelsea said... [reply]

Kelsey don't listen to all those negative Nancy's out there. You're just trying out different diets to see what works best for you and I think that's awesome! :)

Missy said... [reply]

You definetely have my support! My comments were ertainly out of curiosity and to try and help and I hope you did not think I was being pushy (0:

Lindsay and James Cotter said... [reply]

I understand you. Its hard to figure out whats right for your body. Trial and error is the only way. Consider this comment a big HUG from me to you!
LC

Asha at Adventure's in Ashaland said... [reply]

Hey Kelsey!

I am in total support of whatever you want to do...it is your body and it is great that you are trying to listen to it and heal it. I strongly believe in experimenting with diet and seeing how your body reacts. For me, I always have problems with my dry skin, and have been allergy tested. Even though the doctors said I am not allergic to wheat or nuts etc etc, I know my body and at certain times of the day or in certain combinations some foods just do not do well for me. I also think the time of year and your emotional state affects what you can and can not eat. I'm also getting into Ayurveda which may help you as well.

Take care and I hope you feel better!

A

Jenny said... [reply]

The only way to know what works is just to do it and see what happens. Eat what you want girl!! :D

Kath (My Funny Little Life) said... [reply]

I believe that it's essential to get enough good carbs if you have a mood disorder so your body can built sufficient serotonine. If those carbs are from glutenous grains or gluten-free are dependent on what works for you. You'll find that out! Squash, though, is awesome anyway. ;)

Kate (What Kate is Cooking) said... [reply]

Good luck figuring out what works for you! You are the only person that can do that for yourself :)

Olivia said... [reply]

Who cares what anybody else thinks!! I think you're an amazing girl and your so inspirational to me (especially with blogging!) Do what works for you and forget all the others...as Dr. Seuss always said, those who matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter! :)

elleeatsvegan said... [reply]

I think it's so good that you're trying different things to find out what makes you feel best! and that roasted squash/veggies looks amazing. :)

Jess said... [reply]

Eating some roasted veggies right now--YUMYUM!

Courtney (Pancakes and Postcards) said... [reply]

Good for you girl! It's all about what matters for YOUR body! You're an inspiration and you own it. Keep it up.

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey said... [reply]

Ultimately I think you need to do what's best for YOU! I firmly believe what we eat determines our mood, our pains, our emotions, etc. - you get the point!

Christin@purplebirdblog said... [reply]

Do your thing girl! xoxo

damnthefreshman15 said... [reply]

I'm a wee bit late to the convo, but here's my take:

Even psychiatrists can't fully explain moods and what affects them. Antidepressants "work," but just how they work isn't fully understood. Food is even more of a wild card. Instead of nailing everything down to a science, trial and error's usually the best way of figuring out what makes you feel good and what doesn't.

And things change. When I was on AD's, coffee tasted like battery acid to me. Now I love it again. I used to puke when I ate raw oysters. Now I don't.

It's great you're experimenting! Good luck with everything!

Monet said... [reply]

Yes, my dear girl, as almost everyone has said...you need to do what is best for you and your body. And only you can determine this! I'm behind you 100 percent! Thank you for sharing! I hope you have a happy and healthy week. Your posts bring me joy...thank you for being you!

Sara @ Nourish and Flourish said... [reply]

Kelsey, the most important thing is that you're doing what's right for YOUR body! And only YOU have the power and knowledge to make that decision. I struggled with the "to be or not to be" gluten-free question, and finally figured out what worked best for me. People don't always understand, and are often critical, but I feel good and that's what matters when it comes to personal health. I'm behind you no matter what you decide! <3

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