Foodie Friday – Chronic Illness vs Food

Meet Being Lydia!!

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I haven’t done a Foodie Friday in awhile now! It is good to be doing the old standards again.

I am not going to feature a specific recipe today, though I will give you a link later. Instead, I want to talk about how chronic illness affects diet as much as anything thing else in my life.

  1. I have to stay away from ALL processed sugars because it affects my blood sugar, inflammation, moods and pain levels. Having been addicted to sugar for most of my life, this is not an easy one to deal with.
  2. I am not classified as celiac but am gluten intolerant. I can only eat so much gluten before I start feeling really crummy. I fought this one for a long time but, like sugar, it has to go.
  3. Dairy products are pretty well fine for me, though they can give me phlegm problems. I do…

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