All through this time I have been getting more and more comfortable with what foods suit MY body (we are all different and have different needs). I've been learning that it's more than just "cutting out gluten!", I actually need to put something BACK in to my diet if I'm removing something else.
I'm learning that it's best for me not to be 100% strict with anything- this leads to rebellion. Rebellion from my own advice mind you! So I just 'mostly' don't eat gluten (Mum's sausage rolls are a notable exception), I just 'mostly' don't eat dairy (butter is so delicious and nourishing) and there are lots of other things I'm very conscious of.
My journey took a trip to reality town when in January of this year I was diagnosed with PCOS. Having PCOS has been a real eye opener for me. To put it mildly it's kind of awkward to find out, as a 30 year old woman, that it may be hard for me to fall pregnant in the future because my ovaries keep churning out multiple 'sub-par' eggs! Welcome to Awkward town, population: me.
So it's taken me back to what I know, to what I have been learning. That food is the best medicine. Not the ONLY medicine, but the best medicine. What foods can I eat to achieve optimal wellness with or without PCOS? How can I nurture and nourish my body? How can I minimise the amount of supplements and potions I use and get MAXIMUM nourishment from the food I eat?
I look forward to sharing this journey with you.