The next day we went to a few different, French speaking only, pharmacies and I mimed my symptoms. I FINALLY found a lovely man that knew what I was saying. He gave me a prescription pill right over the counter. I was saved.
We spent the last few days having an even more wonderful time than we had the first few. When we got back I attributed my symptoms to stress and possibly change in diet. So I tried to calm down and cut out the crappy food. Prior to the wedding and for a couple years leading up to it, I had been a very healthy eater, as you have read in my previous posts. However, three weeks before the wedding, my seamstress told me I couldn't lose anymore weight or my dress wouldn't fit. So I switched from salad for lunch to sandwiches. And then it was a vicious tail spin.
Fast forward to March 2014. I couldn't take the pain of the acid anymore. On top of that I had developed constipation and very sharp pains in my abdomin. Long story short I needed up getting a colonoscopy and an upper endoscopy and was diagnosed with GERD and IBS. Yay!! So I have two prescriptions. One for the pain in the top, and one fore the pain in the bottom. I was also told to take probiotics every single day.
After a few months of taking my meds, I really got tired of it. And I wanted to be med free before I get pregnant. It's a pretty big deal to Derek, and I believe it's the safest for the baby. So I thought back on how I used to eat a couple years ago and I just snapped. I snapped out of my funk, I snapped out of my terrible food rut (which is really just normal eating for most average people) and I went back to my mostly paleo ways.
By mostly I mean that I am not eating processed food, aside from a carton of egg whites, and rice paper wraps for summer rolls. No dairy, no bread, no pasta, extremely limited grains, etc.
I started eating like this almost two weeks ago. I have taken my heart burn medication once. ONCE! And it was only because I had wine and a half a bread roll the night before. Needless to say, I am hooked. Just the fact that I am not in debilitating pain all day every day, makes me want to stay on this track. My new old way of life.
Full disclosure, if you decide to start this eating habit, be warned that the first week or so you may feel a little sleepy or kind of run down. I believe it is your body ridding itself of the toxins from all the other yucky food you had been eating in the past. But fear not! You will perk back up soon enough, and I highly suggest you begin working out at that point. It all melds nicely together once you get in a good habit.
Without further adieu, here is the recipe I have been obsessing over thanks to a good client of mine:
One egg (or a half cup of egg whites)
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
Or pumpkin pie spice if you have it.
Mash the banana up. I like to smoosh it inside the peel first and then with a fork in a bowl. I add the spices to the banana. Then add the egg and stir it all up. Heat up a pan and spray coconut oil "Pam" on it. Pour the "batter" in the pan and wait. I wait until it's barely liquidy on top then flip it over for a couple seconds. That's it!!
It's so delicious and nutritious. You will be fully safisfied and so happy that there are basically only two ingredients in it.
So if you are thinking about becoming Paleo, or something similar, do a little research and just try it. It can be very beneficial for many different types of ailments. I'm obsessed (for now) and will try and keep that going really forever. There are plenty of substitutes out there so don't get discouraged.
As always, please ask any questions you may have. I would be happy to answer.