Monday, August 02, 2010

A testing time

It turns out that this food testing thing isn't as easy as I thought it would be and I'm not sure I'm going to end up with any useful results at all.

I began on Thursday, which unfortunately coincided with a moderately nasty digestive upset. I'll spare you the details, but it started first thing, so too early to have been caused by any food I'd eaten. The initial problem has reduced to grumblings, minor pain and wind and has continued for the past three days, as such things usually do with me. Trouble is, that makes it impossible to tell whether something I've tested is upsetting me, or if this is just the aftermath of a tummy bug.

Symptoms of food allergy or sensitivity, according to this particular method, include: fatigue, headache, abdominal distress, sleepiness, dizziness, brain fog/confusion, and aching joints. Apart from the aforementioned abdominal distress (of doubtful origins), I've had none of those so far.

Today I've tried out oats, and will cram in a few more serves over the next 24 hours to see what happens before I move onto other grains, but if they are a problem, then unless the effect is really dire, I doubt I'll even notice.

I'll be seriously pissed off if this turns out to be a waste of time. Ugh. Persevere, Kek....


LizN said...

Oh that's no good. You cannot be intolerant to oats no no!

Kek said...

Nope, I absolutely refuse to be intolerant to oats.

I'm sure that makes a difference...? ;)

Debstar said...

I do believe that chocolate is preferable to oats. Eat more chocolate.

Kek said...

I'm doing my best, Deb. Lindt, Green & Black's ....and one Violet Crumble, provided by Bike Boy, because apparently I needed to test those.

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