Glimpsing Gembles

food intolerances

Glimpse into being prepared

I have just made packs up for the freezer so that I am ready for a green smoothie anytime the craving hits for about a fortnight! It is so easy to do when you have a spare half hour, and saves you the time and energy each day. I put all the fresh ingredients I […] Read more…

Glimpse into the new plan and standing up for yourself

Doctors can really mess with your head, can’t they?! After the 4 weeks without medication as planned by the endocrinologist, I was awaiting a definite answer and a structured plan with meds and return to work set out when he rang me on Saturday. Instead, he happily told me that my thyroid hormones are normal at […] Read more…

Glimpse into a motivating perspective

I began having minor symptoms of a misbehaving body towards the end of my teens (although I had spent my entire childhood and teens picking up every bug and infection, and Mum always thought something wasn’t quite right with me). These symptoms didn’t overly affect my life, apart from frequent colds and infections meaning I […] Read more…

Glimpse into the road to diagnosis

I have been thinking today about how important it is to keep pushing for answers when you know something is wrong in your body, despite being told you’re healthy. I went from doctor to doctor and had test after test for years, and everything kept coming back normal. Each doctor would eventually shrug their shoulders, […] Read more…

Glimpse into sweet potato slice

Last night for dinner, I made the most super easy, healthy slice. A friend actually told me about this slice, and with a few tweaks and by keeping in mind your own tolerance levels, most people with fructose malabsorption should be able to have this!: Steam one sweet potato and purée it in the food […] Read more…

Glimpse into the restricted diet

Since discovering I have Fructose Malabsorption mid 2011, and then finding more and more foods that cause me issues over the following year, I have had to drastically change my diet. Being a “FructMal” means that I have to closely monitor my amounts of foods containing FODMAPS (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols), which all […] Read more…

Glimpse into Hashimoto’s disease

I have Hashimoto’s disease. This is an autoimmune disease, which means that my body is attacking itself. For an unknown reason, I have a high level of antibodies in my blood. This could be because I have had many viruses and illnesses in the past, but even with modern science, it will probably always be […] Read more…

Glimpse into 2012

This year has been a haze of doctors, dieticians, sick leave, and hours of couch time. Last year, my energy levels had started to falter. I would exercise a couple of times in a week, and then be sick for weeks. By the start of this year, I would get fatigued for days on end for […] Read more…