I have struggled with health issues on and off my entire life. My symptoms became especially irritating around 3 years ago. I have spent much of time working with my doctors and trying to discover what is the cause of all of these issues. A year ago we my doctor in England solved this mystery and I was diagnosed with Celiac disease. Over the course of the next month I removed all gluten out of my diet. I saw a dramatic change in my body and my health. All of my skin conditions (minus my acne) cleared up, I started to lose water weight, my headaches started to go away. I was told it would take 3 months for all of the symptoms to clear up. About 6 months after this I did feel better but not completely as I was still experiencing fatigue, body aches, and edema. I knew we discovered something with the Celiacs diagnosis but there was more. I did research and decided to go on a Candid cleanse. After weeks of this I noticed some of my body aches starting clear up but still not completely. It has now been a year and I think I have solved my mystery. A few weeks ago I consumed more dairy than I usually do. I was having milk in my hemp shakes instead of my usual Almond milk. It was then that I realized that my symptoms drastically flared up. I looked into this and found that I may have an intolerance or allergy to Casein protein that is found in milk. It is common for Celiacs to be intolerant to both gluten and casein. I have cut dairy out of my diet completely and I can not believe the change it has made.My acne is now completely gone, my headaches are gone, my edema is going away and my struggle against fatigue is decreasing. The only thing I am still hoping to see get better is my issues with what is like a constant hay fever type allergies and my sinus's always being stuffed or infected. I have been told this may clear up within a the next weeks. Lets hope so! I can not believe how much better I feel. So many years of suffering and I think that may all be over now.
I have so much more energy now. What do I do with all of this? The past 3 years have taken such a toll on my life. I gave up my modeling due to my weight gain and my severe skin conditions. My battle with my weight seemed to be a losing battle. I feel like I have been given my life back. I can do everything I wanted to do. The doctors even suspect that these food intolerance and allergies may have been what was causing my seizures all of those years. I haven't seized once since being gluten free. Amazing.