After 20 years of dealing with severe food reactions and fanatical adherence to restriction diets, I’m ready for some food freedom. What about you? It’s been a long, slow heal but I’m now at a point where I can cheat a bit here and there and not be in fear of losing my life to anaphylaxis. I’m relatively new to a low lectin diet, but have experienced enough solid gut healing and reduction of chronic joint and fascia pain to know that I’m in it for the long haul. Right now I’m sticking to the Yasss! foods but I know one day I have the freedom to experiment with peeling, de-seeding, soaking, sprouting, fermenting, and pressure cooking some of my favorite foods that are currently off the table. It feels good to release the dogma, the rules, and the labels of what is good and bad. I know that when I heal my leaky gut, more foods will become accessible to me. Food no longer feels limited or tight — this is a new phase of eating that feels like an opening up, a newfound sense of freedom. I hope you feel it, too.
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