Health wise, I was feeling pretty bad. I was still dealing with the anxiety and depression; I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia; I had headaches every day, and was always fatigued. I was going on my 3rd year of having an itchy rash every day in random areas of my body.
I’d been to so many doctors, given pills and creams and could not figure out why, at the age of 51, I felt so lousy all the time. I couldn’t even keep up with my husband when we would go for walks. The most troubling to me, though, was the foggy brain. I’d pretty much given up the thought of going back to school, because, honestly, I couldn’t think straight. I felt like there were cobwebs in my brain. I’d read the Bible and 10 minutes later, not even remember what I read. It was disturbing. If I didn’t write something down, I would probably not remember it.
In December of 2009, I was getting ready to call a brain doctor, because I thought maybe my daily headaches and my inability to think clearly were somehow related and maybe he could figure it out, when, I don’t even remember how, but I talked to Erin about my headaches and she encouraged me to go on a 3 week elimination diet., which I did in January of 2010. Through the elimination diet, I found out that I had sensitivities to gluten, soy and corn. Things I ate lots of every day. Removing those 3 items from my diet and eating a lot more “real” food took away all my “diseases”. Some were gone in a week, some were gone in a month, some took longer, but now, almost 3 years later, they are all gone.