Ways to make sure your disease is not coming back.

 

How many times you’ve decided to go on a gluten- free diet?

To have a friendly yet no turning back break-up from headaches, migraines, swallowing, constipation, abdominal pain, hormonal imbalance, hair loss or…  hair floss, anxiety, depression, insomnia.

06 am. Charmed dreams with Phoenix birds dancing around you and raising you up from those ashes are suddenly interrupted by a situation with an even more „magical” outcome:

Your beloved alarm clock rises and shines, delighting your senses with the rough smell of reality.

Another day starts, you don’t look so amused, though. What concerns you?

Yeah, I know, it is not such a bliss to take breakfast with migraines, lunch with stomach aches, and dinner with inflammation, while having that little stalker named gluten intolerance following you even to the lady’s room.

Damn, it’s time to stop!

Scoop into your fridge, cabinets, secret sweet treat places, mourn their loss, and kick them out!

Soon, all those nasty symptoms will follow them.

Recycled? No way… deleted!!!

You will delete headaches, palpitations, water retention, hormonal imbalance, insomnia, and all the other inflammation family members.

They are a pretty big family, though. So we must address them polite and one by one. We wouldn’t like somebody to be rude

First thing first, you should get rid of all temptations in your home.

White flour, cows milk, refined carbohydrates such as bread, bagels, pretzels, and all those yummy yeast products which wave us right after we wake up. Refined sugars as… sugar.

Refined sugars as… sugar have to go as well. For now, at least.

 I stress refined sugar, as, during the long manufacturing process, the glucose molecule becomes, instead of harmless, harmful and starts a war against our pancreatic enzymes and the master of detoxification, the great liver.

And so, eat by eating, yumminess by yumminess, our body starts to see food as an enemy and just like this, intolerance arise.

Get out of that toxic relationship in which cravings rule and take health into your own hands.

Don’t worry, as I’ve told you before, there is no disorder which cannot be treated.

And, if the intolerance is not genetic, but received as a souvenir from lifestyle choices, you will be able to grab a bagel now and then, indulge in a slice of bread, or throw a pizza party. Choose wise, though.

Many of my patients, after finishing the health program, decided to stick to the gluten- free diet and make those gluten full products part of their life only when they have no other choice, grandmas visit like moments.

Remember, if the intolerance or allergy to gluten is genetic, you have to take it out from your life… as much as a lifetime.

After we will discover together gluten- free, healthy full recipes, you will not want to come back to old, traditional dishes. You will discover that bread, pretzels, and all those baked goodies are even tastier with the right ingredients and combinations.

And, no, you don’t have to say goodbye to „milk, toast, and honey”.

After you heal and seal that gut, there is nobody who can stop you to go back now and then to your beloved bread-like foods.

Keep in mind though, “everything in moderation, including moderation. ”     (Oscar Wilde)

I just advise you to be patient, fuel your body with the right thoughts and foods, and, one day, just like magic, a healthy you will knock on the door… to stay!

I myself was a gluten intolerance sufferer, and had to cope with many nasty symptoms turned out into so called diseases for a lifetime like migraines, arthritis, asthma, histamine intolerance, Candida Overgrowth, leaky gut syndrome, gastritis, flu and cold feet all year around, hormonal imbalance, chronic constipation( I am always smiling though, I do not understand why they called me „constipated”).

What can I say? My immune system was always on alert but poor one,  without even knowing, I was fighting against it with every single bite of food, destructive mindset, lack of confidence, lack of… intolerance finally.

1 month after I gave up on gluten, I have realized that my joint aches were starting to fade away, I was able to walk more than one block, and, 4 months later, I was able to workout (up to 2 hours of light pieces of training a day).

Don’t freak out, you can still throw a BUH- BYE party and enjoy all those little dirty treats, but make it just today. Tomorrow, start with a bright new mindset and be ready to dazzle your health.

You might experience an increase of the symptoms after taking out all those ingredients, but it is totally normal, and as soon as a giant blink, you will be pain- free.

Imagine this: after a break- up, even if that relationship was harmful, you still regret it, right?

Well, your body lived for so many years close to gluten. You can call it a marriage.

So, give it time to heal, seal and deal with the loss. This is the way the cells group up and create a stronger, healthier, brighter you!!!

It is a process, not a short term solution, but it is worth!

I’ll be here for you, to guide you, support you, and lift you up when you think it becomes too challenging.

I have had my support, stopping me whenever I was about falling into gluten trap, as you can see. Now it is my turn to stand up for you!

 

We can do it!!!

 

Copyright 2017 Dr. Alina- Loredana Marcu. All rights reserved.

 

 

 

45 Replies to “Ways to make sure your disease is not coming back.”

  1. Too much sugar triggers my migraines, so cutting it out of my life has been life changing! I don’t keep any in my house to prevent giving into urges! Great post 🙂

    1. Great choice! I love the fact that you listen to your body’s needs and give exactly what it wants.
      Keep going and it will thank you one day! It already does this, as you are migraine- free.
      Have a blessed day!!!

  2. So beautifully articulated. Today is the 33rd day I’ve cut grain, wheat and refined sugar of of my diet. Not because it’s the fad rad thing to do – it truly was making me sick! Hair loss, fatigued, brain fog, join pains, gastric explosions lol … gessh. Isn’t good supposed to be fun! I’ve been feeling like a new person.

    But as you said it’s a breakup… it will take time. It’s gradual. But it’s better. No turning back 🙂 Thank you for sharing, it keeps me motivated knowing I’m not alone xo

    1. Dear Leian, definitely you are not alone. I am here to give you my hand… full of gluten free yummies, and help you release those nasty symptoms.
      But, girl, remember: sharing is gold so, share some sweet healthy treats with me too. I am weak in front of rice flour biscuits so… cravings for health… here we come!!!!

    2. By the way… Happy happy b- day!!! I wish you and your healthy body a long, strong, crazy relationship!!! May God bless “both of you” !!!
      Time to celebrate?! 😀

      1. Lol! I love it! Thank you 😘 It is indeed a NEW journey I embrace it… I receive your blessings and words of encouragement… you’re a special human. May God bless you tenfold my dear *hugs

      2. When it calls for a celebration, we should definitely do it!
        Reward yourself with a huge cup of happiness, joy, and will to move on! I know it is not always easy, but dive into benefits!
        Hugs as well!!!

    1. And this is what you should do, dear.
      Our body had great capaity of healing, as long as we listen to it.
      Let’s build up a strong relationship with our bodies, mind, spirit!

  3. Thanks for the info! This was a great reminder on the food we eat being connected to our ailments 🙂

    1. With pleasure, dear, always.
      Feel free to address any question, anytime.
      Have a perfect evening!

  4. I have been trying to cut back on sugar because it gives me a bit of a headache if I have too much. Trying to define what “too much” is because it seems like it happens sooner than later these days!

    1. My dear, in order to realize how much means too much for your body, try to eliminate sugar in any form for 3 to 5 days, to help your digestive system tract the level of intolerance.
      Afterwards, add it in small amounts, once at 2 days.
      In this way, you will see if the problem is sugar for real or, there is another hidden intolerance which triggers sugar connected symptoms.
      Feel free to ask for any question, anytime.

  5. This is such an informative post, it has given me food for thought, I really need to improve my diet. Great read

    1. I am glad that I could give you a piece of health.
      Please feel free to ask for any question, anytime.
      I am here to support you in this journey when you need me!
      Bless you!!!

  6. I really enjoyed this. And going to keep toys handy do to my health issues.

    1. My dear Marla, as a Doctor, I am here to share with all of you my professional experience and you to give you my hand and help you travel throughout your healing journey!!!
      Feel free to ask any question, anytime!!!
      Bless you!

  7. I didn’t know that a gluten-free diet could be linked to curing migraines. Very fascinating. Luckily, I have had much success with acupuncture!

    1. My dear, a gluten- free diet can be linked to bringing overall health as long as we have a certain intolerance to this protein. If not, then, moderation is the key to success!!!
      I am so happy that you are into alternative Medicine!!!
      It creates true miracles to our body!!!
      Bless you!!!

  8. Hi! You are absolutely correct about taking your health in your own hands. I started my healthy journey 3 years ago and my life has changed for the best. Thank you for advice!

    1. Always with pleasure, my dear.
      As a Doctor, I understood that even if the medical treatments are universal, our bodies are unique, and we can reach maximum health only by addressing to our own body, to it’s own pH level, intolerances and preferences.
      Keep on going into this journey called health!!!
      Bless you!

  9. i know that cutting refined sugar out of my life resulted in not only weight loss but the elimination of carpel tunnel (crazy right?). I enjoy a lot of gluten free dishes but have never tried to deliberately go gluten free…now you’ve got me thinking

    1. My dear, if you have no problem in tolerating gluten, than you have no reason to cut it out completely.
      Just choose unrefined grains instead of white wheat.
      You could check by the method I present you if you have a gluten intolerance or not, and afterwards, decide the outcome.
      Take a look at your tongue 30 mins-to 1 hour(it depends on your own digestive pH) after you have eaten a product which contains the protein called gluten.
      If the tongue has a white coat or small deposits jelly- like consistency, than you have a level of gluten intolerance.
      Let me know if you have any additional question.
      I am here to support you in reaching maximum health!
      Bless you!

  10. I want to cut all of the crap out of my diet, but i don’t want to be ill or moody. It doesn’t help that my favorite foods are pasta and pizza. I will get there, baby steps.

    1. My dear Leslie, you can cut out crap, as you’ve named it, without feeling ill or moody.
      Who doesn’t looooove pasta and pizza?! You can still eat pasta and pizza though, without harming your body, actually healing it.
      You just need a little bit of guidance and, you can live your life as intended, without big restrictions.I am here whenever you feel the need to address any question, or need any help.
      Health is not about restrictions, diets, it’s about choosing what is right for you.
      Bless you!

  11. Hi, Alina! Thank you for sharing what you’ve learned over the years with the rest of us! I think advice that comes from personal experience, such as yours, is hard to beat! 🙂

    1. Thank you, my dear for appreciating.
      I am here to share, connect and add a piece of health, light and hope where needed.
      Feel free to address any question, anytime.
      I am here to support, and I do not intend to leave, no matter how rough the path will become!
      Bless you!

    1. My dear, not everybody needs to cut out gluten, sugar or dairy.
      This applies to those who lack enzymes of digesting them, issue also known as intolerance.
      It is not necessary to cut them out forever, even though your body is reacting in a nasty way to them. All what it is needed is a little bit of guidance and, even those gluten- full products can still be a part of your life.
      Feel free to ask for any information, anytime.
      I am here to support you.
      Bless you!

  12. I hate cutting things out, alas I think I’m going to have to! Great post!

    1. My dear, as long as you don’t have any symptoms or known allergies, it is not necessary to cut things out. Gluten, as other proteins, has its role in our biosystem.
      It becomes harmfull for the ones who lack of enzymes to digest it.
      Feel free to ask for any information you need.
      Bless you!

  13. Great way of writing to convey the message! Luckily I don’t think I have any of those allergies. Would hate to “break up” with my favorite food.

    1. Dear Alvin, thank you so much for your appreciation!
      I am glad that you are allergy free and I wish you to stick to this state of health!!!
      Feel free to ask for any information you need!
      Bless you!

  14. I’m gluten and dairy intolerant (cries) every so often I cheat and it reminds me why I can’t have those foods! The headaches, stomach aches, joint pain and very irregular toilet visits are just not worth it!

    Sophia x

    1. They are definitely not worth it. But you can overcome them and you can still cheat having no symptoms afterward if you approach the right path, and give to your body exactly what it needs.
      Feel free to ask for any information you need.
      Bless you!

  15. I went gluten free 4 years ago and never looked back! it’s not for everyone, but it works for me:)

    1. Dear Kerri, as long as your body thanks you for your choice, go for it!!!
      It’s time to throw a 4 year celebration party!
      Many many years of health I wish to you!!!

  16. Sugar even in food causes so many different health problem. Of course, it’s not so easy to cut it down along with other food but at least we have to try for a healthier diet.

    1. Dear Helen, refined sugar is definitely bad for our pancreas cannot metabolize it. Pure, natural sugar though, glucose in the form of fructose or complex carbs is more than welcomed to be a part of our daily income.
      Hope the infos were helpful. Feel free to ask for any information you need to know.
      Bless you!

  17. I think too much sugar intake is definitely a problem since it not only gives you diabetes, it harms your health. I’m glad I don’t have much of a sweet tooth! I think health is the most important thing.

    1. Dear Claire, I am so happy to hear that you value your health!!! Too much of anything becomes harmfull, so keep listening to your body…
      It’s guidance is priceless!
      May life bless you with total health!!!

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