2013 had its ups and downs.
Last year, my wish for 2013 was to heal from multiple, severe food allergies, something I felt was possible but impossible at the same time.
In 2013, I did heal after changing my diet and taking special supplements for a year. I was able to add those offending foods back into my diet.
I took my time trying those foods again even though my allergy tests came back negative for everything that I had tested positive for. Unfortunately, I’m not too fond of peanuts, shellfish, or wheat anymore.
After that harrowing ordeal, I don’t take being able to eat anything for granted anymore. It is a freedom that I cherish and am truly thankful for. But I also have to eat differently from now on to keep my health in balance.
I am gluten-free most of the time, cut down on coffee and sugar, and avoid processed foods, as much as possible. I’m also trying to incorporate more alkaline foods into my diet. I’ve learned that this is how I need to eat in order to stay healthy.
It is a difficult change but that is my New Year’s resolution and something that I will stick with for the rest of my life. No food allergies and year-round “seasonal” allergies are a satisfying reward.
As a result, I wrote my second best-selling ebook Eating Gluten-Free on a Budget. You know the saying, “Things happen for a reason.” I became an ebook author because of my experience with food allergies.
2013 was also the year my husband lost his job of 5 years. We lost our health insurance and had to use up all of our savings to pay for Cobra for 5 months. I haven’t written about it yet but we were able to finally get free health coverage!
I hope you are able to take your challenges and grow from them.
My wish and prayer for 2014 is to move back to San Francisco. What is your crazy wish for 2014?
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