Part 2: ALCAT Phase 2 Begins
Yep. Today is the day. I have done it. I have made it to my three month mark – that is 91 LONG days of eating according to my ALCAT food sensitivities. This is a big milestone a day to celebrate!
My long list of foods that I can’t eat has gotten shorter. I still have three more months to complete the rest of this elimination diet but I think this was the hardest phase.
Right now I get to start by picking any food on my moderately sensitive list to add back into my diet. I can introduce one every five days and see if my body has a reaction. If it does then I should probably back off of that food for another three months or so but if not then I am good to go and can eat that food moderately every 5 days until my gut continues healing. Once my gut heals then my body will stop attacking good foods as if they were foreigners and in turn causing inflammation in my body.
Time For Some Reintroductions
I am now able to reintroduce some organic corn (yes, it has to be organic because did you know that corn is one of the most genetically modified food out there? Yep, it’s true. Buy organic to ensure you are not ingesting GMO’s.)
Sweet Potato (Organic)
I have 37 foods that are available for me to put into my rotation diet now. It will take time because again, I can only introduce a new one every five days. I have 62 foods that are on my mildly sensitive list too that I can rotate. The severely sensitive list I have to wait to reintroduce until next year (March to be exact.) Then I can finally have garlic again and black pepper (that’s a hard one to stay away from) as well as pears, pecans and pinto beans. There are a bunch more but those are some of the ones I really miss.
It has been a tough journey and I still am not symptom free with my health but have made drastic improvements through many, many things that I have done. One thing is for sure – sugar (even getting too much from fruits) causes terrible aching in my bones and joints. Staying away from that has taken all my achiness away. Praise the Lord!
So you can rest easy today knowing that I am getting to eat corn! Yay! I know you were very concerned. 🙂
P.S. It’s so funny to read this looking back because now I don’t eat corn at all since it is so hard to digest, very inflammatory to gut lining and one of the top allergenic foods. Corn has been out of my diet for years now but as you can see, in the past, adding corn back into my diet was a big deal to me.