September 12, 2010

Oh, Nuts!

Can I just say that I'm nuts about nuts?

I'm nuts about nuts!!!

Since I was a child, nuts have given me asthma and itchy skin, especially the palms of my hands - oh, so annoying. I love nuts, but gave them up years ago because it just wasn't worth it. I would have them every now and again only to recall why I gave them up in the first place.

It is amazing to me to be eating nuts everyday without any of these symptoms. Without any symptoms. I am even eating the ones that gave me the worst asthma ever! (walnuts) I DO limit nuts, as they are not supposed to make up a large part of the diet and they are quite expensive.

I confess that I ate a whole jar (pint) full of nuts yesterday as I drove the half hour trip to WFM last night. That did not go over so well. I look 5 months pregnant. I am SO bloated! My fingers are swollen, too. My ring is actually tight, when it is normally falling off. I will not be doing that again! Back to just a little handful of nuts. I'm good with that.

My Lord, I thank You that I can eat nuts again.


  1. What an awesome story of the power of be healing you of your nut allergy. Please keep us updated. I have a friend whose son is severely alergic to nuts. I hope to share your story with her!

  2. I found your blog yesterday, and just wanted to say hello! I feel a real kinship with you! I am a believer and have just started my children on the GAPS diet (my husband is deployed but will probably join us on it when he returns).
    I'm the one with the the majority of the health issues--along the whole spectrum--physical, emotional, mental--but I've seen a real improvement in each of these areas since starting the GAPS. Like you, I am so grateful to God for leading me to GAPS.
    I wanted to share an awesome resource that I found recently: Through this website, you can order a GAPS menu planner--with a month's worth of all kinds of recipes! I just finished the entire month, and it helped me sooooo much!
    I would love it if you could share any of the resources you've found a long the way. I don't even own the GAPS book; I've just started based on online research. But, if you have any tips you can share, I would love to hear!
    My name is Sarah and my email is
    Really, I am so happy I stumbled upon your blog. It's been a very great, encouraging read!

  3. Carol Burris9/21/10, 11:46 AM

    Oh, this is funny -- I, too, have just found your blog, and would love to reiterate everything that Sarah just said.... I have really really loved it! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, feelings, experiences, and the food you are eating! (I have written down all of your foods!) I am hoping to start our family on GAPS on Dec 26th...maybe the 27th if we have too many leftovers ;). I would love to be in contact with you too, if you are up to it! And Sarah, you too! I have tried going on the Yahoo group, but have just ended up overwhelmed, and I would love to have someone to 'talk' to sometimes. So, if you guys are available...
    Thank you!

  4. Sarah and Carol,

    I just want to say thanks for the kind words. I am pleased know that our story is encouraging to others. I will keep telling our story as it happens.

    Thanks for the resources. I highly recommend the Gut and Psychology Syndrome book by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride and the Gaps Guide by Baden Lashkov in addition to the website. Well worth the money.