I'm feeling a little overwhelmed and looking for some guidance.
the backstory: I did an elimination diet back in Feb. mainly for my son to check for food allergies affecting his behavior, but we basically all went on it (not my husband so much, due to travel.) He reacted to gluten, dairy, blue dye, and green grapes. Surprisingly, I found out I reacted to gluten, dairy, and corn. We ended up eating a lot of brown rice too, which began to be a bit much for me as well.
So here we are.... my son and I are gluten free 100%, he doesn't do dairy (other than some butter I use in baking) which doesn't seem to bother him, I do very, very, little dairy. we've cut out corn almost completely (found it makes us both very burpy and I feel like I'm having heart burn) We both have seasonal allergies, especially hay (do you see the trend of tall grasses?) but after cutting the gluten, I don't feel the need to use allergy meds at all! My son went down to 1 med (singulair) instead of 2 (clairitan). He's been referred to an allergist for the prick test (I have no idea what this tests for though.... any insight?)
He is 7.5 and totally fine with the diet changes. I'm beginning to feel like I can't enjoy food anymore since my tummy rumbles everyday, and I feel burpy all the time. I'm trying to learn how to cook again (GF, DF and Corn Free) Going GF has been amazing for me though and I'm no longer bloated 24/7. I also found I don't do well with Xantham Gum that seems to be in most GF baking recipes. Maybe due to the corn? I felt like a rock star when we did the Elimination Diet, so I want to make some more changes, but just not sure where to go from here. I've decided to cut out coffee (only caffeine I drink) and then the sugar.
Do I need to focus on my gut now? just try out different foods? I also know I need to supplement, but again, not sure where to start....
Thanks for any advice/help!