Sunday, July 28, 2013

.cake + anxiety.

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
- Aesop

I love cake. Who doesn't love cake? I know how bad it is for you, but it's delicious!
Now I look at cake in a whole new light. 
Without giving you my whole medical history (TMI, anyone?), I have been suffering a variety of symptoms for years. The worst symptom has been anxiety, with many severe attacks. This constant, unwelcome companion has interrupted my life more times than I care to admit. Until now.
During my trip back to Seattle, I went to see a doctor that has been helping my sweet mama. And thanks to his careful listening and unique approach, he finally showed me the root of my problem. Severe inflammation due to food allergies. 
Um, what?
 I'm not crazy? Or doomed to live with constant anxiety?! And it all comes back to cake. (And other things, because I obviously didn't live on cake alone!)
It has been one month of no gluten, no soy, and no milk or yogurt. It has been one month of energy, optimism, and no anxiety. 
I am rethinking the way my family eats...and it is so worth it. It's daunting at times, but comparing how I felt with how I feel now, I do not miss it. Not one bit. Yay!

Thank you, Mama, for making it possible for me to see your doctor. Thank you, Sweet Family, for standing alongsideme with this new diet. 


  1. It does get easier the longer you cook your new way. So delighted to hear you are having such good results.


  2. Whoa! Crazy that anxiety is a symptom of food allergies!

    Glad to hear that some adjustments are bringing about such great changes! :)

  3. A great book for you...Cure Your Child with Food by Kelly Dorfman. She's got an MS in biology and nutrition and is a licensed nutritionist dietician with 30 years in practice. It's fascinating to see how people react to food, and she helps give 'tools' to be a food detective for your children. Or yourself. Available at most libraries, I liked it so much I bought 2 copies, one for me and one for Logan's speech therapist. Also, check out the Living Without magazine. ( Best $$ I've spent in a long time. Glad things are clearing up for you!!