I was a guest on Lillian’s Test Kitchen and you can see the show above, it’s less than 10 minutes and Lilly is FABULOUS…plus, I’m on this episode. What more do you need? She makes cookies and milk…mmmmm….
This show is grain-free, cane sugar-free, and dairy-free recipes tried out for the first time on camera…and the ones I’ve tasted are divine. I’m picky, so don’t take my critique lightly. Lilly and I eat this way because we feel better this way, we are highly sensitive. Lilly is also a great friend and that means she’s a high quality gal.
DEFINITELY check out the chocolate mousse episode. It’s made with avocado (unexpected!) and I’ve eaten it (A LOT of it) and I could live off of it (so good): http://lillianstestkitchen.com/day/2010/03/01
HSPs are sensitive in every regard, we require special care. We always will. This is the way we are built. Our sensitivity is not a disorder. We are never going to be “fixed” and be free from needing to care for our sensitive needs/wants.
It’s like expecting that if we take enough care of an orchid, at some point it will only need the same care as a dandelion. If an orchid has been neglected or given the same treatment as a dandelion, it may need some extra care to get to a point of thriving. But, then it is still going to need to be cared for in a sensitive way. It’s never going to be hardy like a dandelion. And that’s because it’s not a dandelion. It’s an orchid and that’s just right.
We cannot tolerate everything and we are very responsive. This especially includes what we feed our bodies.
I find that most of us have some sort of food sensitivity.
I just went to a great presentation tonight at the Union Square Whole Foods in NYC, every Tuesday they have Gluten-Free Tuesday from 11am to 7pm with special GF events happening in the store and GF samples. I encourage anyone who is in the area to go check it out.
The presentation was from a GF nutritionist, Marlisa Brown. You can see more about her at www.glutenfreeeasy.com
50% of people with a gluten issue do not show digestive symptoms. It may show up in other areas of emotional health, mental health, or other physical symptoms.
When I went off of gluten, my energy increased, anxiety and depression symptoms decreased, my muscles became more comfortable and relaxed…and a number of other seemingly random symptoms. It’s related to everything from migraines to schizophrenia, so please check it out.
I encourage you to check out the Paleo Diet: www.paleodiet.com
The Specific Carbohydrate Diet: www.breakingtheviciouscycle.info
Those are both gluten and dairy free diets that seem well suited to the highly sensitive body.
I have a lot of information, but as I am not a nutritionist, I encourage you to check these resources and then feel free to ask me any questions…especially as all of this applies to high sensitivity. You can also see resources in my other posts on resource books, websites, and food (dairy-free, gluten-free) in the essential blog posts section.