Thursday, August 26, 2010

My Health

If you have been reading for any time you know I have had several health issues the last couple of years.  This past year has been the worst for me.  I mean the few months of consistent hives a few years back runs a close second but this year has been hives and much more.  Most of you who haven't seen me in the last 6 months would be surprised at how I no longer have that nice natural year long tan that my daddy so wonderfully passed on to me.  In fact I am borderline albino.  Maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration but I must say I have gone from one extreme to another.  Since I was 3 years old I have had vitaligo - or the Micheal Jackson disease.  Until this last year I was in spots on my body.  Of late many studies have shown links to vitaligo and Hashimoto's (thyroid disorder I have) - and both are autoimmune disorders.  So basically my body is attacking itself and turning white - literally - in the process. Stress can make this worse and this has been a very stressful year for our family but I am convinced there is more going on.  I have been doing my own research on the matter and I have a suspect of a potential culprit - gluten.  In the last 2 weeks I have read I can't tell you how many articles and post about gluten intolerance - vitaligo - thyroid issues all combined.  And it seems that the best way to test for this "intolerance" is to remove it from your diet for a month or so.  So in hopes of slowing down the "whitening process" going on with my body I am giving this a shot.  So if any of you want to chime in on your gluten issues please feel free.  I will keep you posted.

4 comments:

Jessie said...

Hey Amy, will keep praying for you!

russellslife said...

I am praying for you!

Richele said...

I hope to hear that gluten-free helps.

I am praying for you and your school year as well.

Richele

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