I’ve got very serious about sorting out my health (including my blood sugar) once and for all in the last month, which means I went on a couple of elimination diets. I wanted to see why on some days I feel great and on others I struggle to get up and do things. My energy or moods aren’t consistent like they should be. My skin isn’t perfectly clear either: I get a spot or two here and there and I needed to find the reason why.
I just had this gut feeling that there was something bothering my body, something that I haven’t uncovered yet. More precisely, it’s something I eat.
Going on an elimination diet is the most accurate way to test for food sensitivities. It’s time consuming and challenging, but it’s super informative. Many months ago, I tried to go gluten-free for 60 days, which then was followed by 3 weeks dairy-free. But I saw no results… Why? Because it turns out I’m sensitive to both, so I could only see results if I eliminated both, gluten and dairy.
I’ve also always felt that fruit was bothering me, but I wasn’t sure and I didn’t know what exactly it was (even in one of my first ever videos about how I cleared my acne I mentioned fruit causing me troubles). It turns out I also have something called Fructose Malabsorption. Fun! But at least I have a bit more clarity in my life now.
Talking about acne, my skin is pretty clear most of the time, but I’m able to bring my acne back full force (from 0 spots to 7 huge whiteheads) in one night. Guess how? By eating cheese, especially mature. It’s a concentrated source of casein and a lot of us are sensitive to it. I was shocked when I looked at the mirror the morning after reintroducing dairy after a short elimination diet and saw 7 bright spots looking back at me.
So if you have acne, I’d definitely try to go on a dairy-free and gluten-free diet for at least a few weeks. You will be surprised, I promise. And if you aren’t, at least you will have tried to eliminate one of the most common (if not the most common) causes of acne.
Do you have dairy intolerance, gluten intolerance, Celiac Disease or Fructose Malabsorption yourself? How did you find out? How did your life change when you eliminated the offending foods? I’d love to know!
Lots of love,