Well it's been almost two months since I've had any swelling in my eyes. I have diligently, as usual, been sticking with a low histamine diet and continuing to take my enzymes. Whereas last time I went into remission I quit taking my enzymes and started to add in no-no's such as cheddar cheese and wine....lots of wine! Hey, I'm Italian we love our wine. So like I mentioned in an earlier post I took advantage of my new found "I think I've healed my leaky gut" and carried on like a giddy school girl. This time, however, I will continue to play it cool and not go "crazy" and quit taking my enzymes or start eating foods that I know I cannot have.
To my surprise, I have been ingesting coffee on the daily (just one cup) and haven't had any problems. Remember coffee doesn't cause histamine issues but it does deplete what little DAO we have in our bodies that naturally control histamine. I'm super excited about this one because I like coffee first thing in the morning prior to hitting the gym for energy! I couldn't be more pleased! I will definitely keep you updated if this changes.
I believe that because I have not eaten grains in the last two months has also helped because as we all know grains cause inflammation within the body. So I think that stopping the grains and of course taking enzymes helped give my gut the time it needed to start repairing itself and closing up those damn holes in my intestinal lining allowing the histamine to seep out of back into my blood stream in the first place. Like I said I'm not going to jump up and down and claim I'm healed and start eating high histamine foods, hell no, instead I will continue to lay off the grains as well.
I'm going to just love everyday that goes by that my eyes and cheekbone area doesn't swell. I will give it a year of "remission" before I even start to flirt with the idea of eating tomatoes or avocados. I soooo miss tomatoes and everything those little lovelies are used in!
So, so far so good. I lasted 5 months before and it's only been 2 months so far so I will just have to take it day to day still only eating the 10 "cleared" foods that my body says ummmm okay to.
Oh my gosh! Before I forget I DO have to mention that I have been back at eating my protein bars "Quest" bars are awesome if I may say by the way....anyhow as everyone knows chocolate is a no no however I have tolerated the brownie chocolate protein bar at a whopping 5X per week. Yes, I have 5 bars per week and no problems at all. So I must retract my earlier statements of not adding in any histamine foods (cannot believe I almost forgot to mention this) So this is Grrrreat news for me especially since I lift weights and need a ton of protein.
Okay, now I think that's it (gee I hope so) lol. With me almost forgetting to mention that you'd think my brain fog was getting worse but I'm here to tell you my brain fog is much better and I'm less tired I am actually staying up until about midnight/1am every night !! And no midday naps either!! So excited I just hope it stays going this well!
Hope you all are following your diets and taking your supplements like good little sicko's and experiencing some positive results!!
Until next time.....stay healthy!