Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3
Have you ever had any kind of intolerance testing? I ask because I am currently waiting on results of mine. I will let you know which company I used AFTER I get the results so we can see whether it was worth it or not. I should say the test is ‘supposed’ to show intolerances for food, vitamins, minerals and metals. But who knows?
The test itself was simple enough…you don’t actually receive a physical kit though. All you do is send off some samples of your hair. Simple right? Ouch, ouch, OUCH! BLIMEY, when was the last time you WILLING pulled your own hair out? For me, got to say, it’s been a while! The instructions said you could cut it, but it needed to be as close to the root as possible. Well, my eyesight is pretty shitola at the best of times and because I don’t want my hairdresser shouting at me for butchering my hair, I opted for yanking a few strands out. Yeah, kinda wished I’d just gone for the snip!
I don’t honestly know what will, if anything, show up but here’s what I do know. I’m sick of feeling sick. And bloated. And uncomfortable. And the list goes on.
I have never had what would probably be called a ‘normal digestive system’ although the more people I talk to the more I understand that I am so not alone in this.
My ‘bizarre’ stomach has been pretty much in turmoil since I was about 6 years old and at 50 years old, I still can’t tell you what my body does or doesn’t like, save a few things that leave me with an upset tummy. But I honestly believe that the only reason my body reacts to those foods is because I don’t like them. Foods I have always avoided but if I have them without my knowledge (say in a restaurant where you just don’t know every ingredient in a dish) then I know about it afterwards.
But those items are a very small list.
I don’t really know what I’m hoping for other than some clarity. I’m not a rule-breaker, never have been, so if the results come back and say I can’t have something, then I won’t.
I am also hoping that if something does come up, by cutting it out, it will also diminish this blasted meno-acid reflux which is the bane of my existence!
I’ll keep you posted and let you know what happens! Fingers crossed eh?
But if this is something you tried, let us know if it actually changed things for you.
Have a fab week!