A Gluten-Free Diet Changed My Life
October 18, 2013
Almost a month ago to the day, a young woman came in as a client. She told me that a chiropractor had used kinesiology on her to test for an allergy to wheat. As she tested positive, he suggested a gluten free diet. She told me, as a result, that her consistent migraines had dissipated almost complete.
If you didn’t know from my past blogs, I have been struggling with migraines for about seven years now. A health nut, since I can remember, and a yogi, as well, having constant migraines seemed to be an affair result of a life conscious and thought out. Yet, I persevered with many different holistic and medical cures. Some of them worked fairly well—Topomax, for one, is a prophylactic medication I took for 3 years.
With the migraines a constant battle, I also had hip and lower back pain nagging at me as well. I went to the doctor and discovered, despite my desire to not dance in the footsteps of my father, I had contracted all of the same physical challenges he had. Some ailments are genetic, I figured, and continued my yoga practice and also used a methodology called Active Muscle Release to help manage the pain. Honestly, after eight years of this, I felt as if management was about the best I would ever be able to do.
Nothing, let me say with a large exclamation point, NOTHING! has helped me more than a gluten-free diet. Since I began a month ago, I have had absolutely 0 migraines, and my pain level for my hip and back are almost at zero, as well.
I simply went to Walmart and perused their healthfood aisle. I discovered everything from gluten-free crackers to bread to pasta. I bought some of each and began on that day making the change. I have to say, that most of the products taste close enough to regular products that it made very little difference in my palate. Some of the crackers are even better than the ones with wheat, especially the sesame flavored ones with almonds.
I discovered that almost every grocery store has a gluten-free section now, so shopping at very expensive stores to get the goods wasn’t even a necessity, which made the prospect of this change even better. Every one knows that you can buy a $4 box of crackers from Whole Foods for the same as a $2 box at Walmart, if you can find the same brand or one comparable.
With pasta, you have more than one choice. Asian food, especially Thai markets, carry a rice noodle that is a great choice if you don’t want the denser styles of gluten-free pasta made with potato and lentil starch. The lentil pasta does have a great deal more protein than the rice pasta, if you don’t mind the al dente feel.
All in all, this switch has enlivened me, as I have been able to titrate from any anti-inflammatories or pain meds. I now have more energy and have begun doing a personal yoga practice almost every day again.
Thank you, God, for sending a messenger my way to show me this truth!
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The masses search outward for things that qualify them as a person, but I always go inward for that which quantifies me for greatness. At twenty-five I preached on street corners in NYC as an in-the-closet Pentecostal minister. One day I heard a still small voice say, ‘God cannot be contained in a book or a law or even in a religion. Dig deeper, reach further to find me, and you will find your authentic Self.’”
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No one believes he or she can change overnight. But success in change comes from the metaphors of nature. Seasonally, life changes all around us in nature. Finding Authentic You offers a gradual change perspective, looking at the triune aspects of change as in yoga: Body, Mind and Spirit.
Accessing the ability to change and finding yourself actually pursuing change must be a daily search, which I call getting to the “observer mind.”
In this frontal cortex of the brain we find the anatomy of change and the power to counter every negative trigger of the human process. The workings of Hypnosis, NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) are all positive actions to help the mind and body flow to a positive space for change.
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