I realize that I’ve mentioned having some issues with food on a number of occasions, but have never really bothered to explain them fully in a post, so you probably have no idea what I’ve been talking about.
And I’m sure you’re just dying to know, right?
Of course, this confusion may also apply to any number of other topics I’ve covered, but that’s not your fault either.
Anyway, the fact of the matter is that I suffer from a severe intolerance to almost any form of sugar or carbohydrates.
This condition is unknown in origin, and produces any number of extremely unamusing results if I choose to indulge, particularly where wheat or grains are concerned.
For example, if I were to have pizza for dinner tonight, the immediate result would be a very elevated heart rate, which would persist for several hours, to the point of chest pains. I would also get extremely tired, and probably fall asleep on the couch for a while.
During the night, I would most likely have itchy skin, hives, and nasty nightmares. I would wake up more often than usual, and need to take several whey protein supplements (which I refer to as “Glurp”) just to get through to morning. I have to do that pretty much every night, in fact.
There would also be certain…unpleasant gastrointestinal symptoms to go along with all of this.
The next day, or possibly even the next few days, I would feel extremely tired and groggy, quite depressed, and be in a mental fog most of the time.
And keep in mind that this is all from a single meal.
If I were to eat this way on any consistent basis, I would be rendered fairly nonfunctional in a very short period of time. My symptoms would grow progressively more extreme, to include things like blurred vision, rashes, severe night sweats, popping ears – you name it.
And it isn’t just foods like pizza and similar carbohydrates that cause the issue to occur. “Healthy” carbs such as whole grains, beans, fruit and milk (and even certain vegetables) can bring on the same reactions, so I can only consume them in great moderation, if at all.
Therefore my diet tends to be limited to meat, cheese, non-starchy vegetables, fats, and nuts. Not a lot to choose from, and as you can imagine, this much restriction gets rather frustrating after a while – especially when other people are eating tasty-looking things in my presence. My boyfriend is quite the carboholic, unfortunately for me.
It really requires willpower of iron to stick to the diet, but the severity of my symptoms is a powerful incentive. It simply isn’t worth the price I pay to eat something “good.”
This condition began when I was around 22 years old, and has grown progressively worse over time, despite visits to a wide range of fairly clueless medical professionals.
I think the only reason I did not notice it as a younger person was that I grew up in a pretty low-carb household – mainly because my father is also extremely sugar sensitive, and simply cannot control himself in its presence. And for financial reasons, even things like fruit and milk tended to be rationed out as they were available.
But in college I had free access to any number of simple carbohydrates and junk foods, as well as a limited income, and so that is where the difficulty really began.
If I had to guess (which of course I do, because no one really has any idea what’s going on with me), I would generalize that these symptoms are probably related to the same sensitivities that allow me to read the energies of other people, and which also make me unusually reactive to things like bright lights, sudden noises, and crowds.
My body is extremely reactive to temperature changes as well – in the winter I have dangerous episodes of hypothermia, with my temperature dropping as low as 91 degrees.
And in the summer any temperature over 75 degrees makes me prickle and itch all over violently, as if I were being stabbed by hundreds of tiny needles. Strong emotions can produce this result as well (and this prickly business is a very recent development).
In fact, I really have never met anyone else who is as sensitive to life in general as I am. Fortunately I am also very strong willed and a good problem-solver, so I have never let these issues stand in my way to any significant degree.
I have somehow still managed to do well in school and at work, have good relationships, and experience life to the best of my ability. I try to stay as positive as possible, because everything in life really does have a silver lining somewhere.
I’ve also succeeded in improving this condition immensely over the twenty years that I have suffered from it, by adjusting my diet and habits, so that I am at least able to function most of the time, and get things done.
But all of this helps to explain why I tend to spend more time by myself than with others, and more time indoors than outdoors, because I am extremely open to energetic input, and I find it drains my already limited resources.
Working for myself at home allows me to control the amount of stimulation I receive, and helps me to maintain my own energy reserves.
And I really DO need to uphold my energy in order to help other people with their own, in the form of conducting aura readings, etc. So it’s extremely important to me that I maintain good health and high vibrations on a consistent basis.
Also it just feels better, of course, and I get a lot more done that way!
Lately I’ve been having more low-energy days than high, however, despite my very best efforts in sticking to my diet and other good habits, such as exercise and meditation.
I’ve also lost a substantial amount of weight in recent weeks, largely because there are so few foods that I can successfully handle at the moment, so I tend to avoid eating as much as possible, which obviously isn’t a good thing. I’m 5’10″ tall, but only weigh 133 lbs, which is verging on quite underweight.
Part of the problem is that even my “good” foods are starting to cause reactions now if eaten in any quantity, so I’m forced to consume very small meals (no bigger than fist-sized, total), in an attempt to avoid overloading the system. I have to eat like a gastric-bypass patient, in other words, even though I’m not.
So this situation has reached something of a crisis point, and as you can imagine, I’m becoming more than a little exasperated with it, as it is getting in the way of my more important life goals, and starting to threaten other aspects of my health.
That’s why I’ve decided to go on the proverbial warpath, in an effort to improve it.
It occurred to me that any ventures I might make in this area could be helpful to other people as well, since anything I might try for myself would probably be multiplied tenfold in effectiveness for someone with a less persnickety constitution.
For that reason it is my intention to experiment with all sorts of different modalities, including traditional medical, herbal, spiritual, vibrational, crystal, etc., and to report on the outcomes, both here and on my Facebook page, in the hopes that other people might benefit from anything I discover in my personal “Auraboratory.”
I plan to be my own guinea pig this time, in other words, and I hope that we will all get something out of it. I’m a practical girl, and I like to look for solutions to my problems in both the physical and the spiritual realm.
Because the truth is that all forms of energy are intricately interrelated – physical, mental, spiritual, and otherwise. You really cannot have one fully functional without developing all the others as well.
In my particular situation, I am far more aware of this fact that most people, and thus I consider myself a perfect subject for all different kinds of energy experimentation.
So stay tuned, and let the games begin!