Not My Friend

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I love kombucha. I drink Synergy brand (passionberry bliss) almost daily, and I stock it by the case.

I’m pretty limited in my treats, so that’s my “one” thing.

So Synergy is my go to drink – but in have a few others which have less active probiotics – but taste really good. One is Wonder brand and the other is call Bucha brand.
Neither I have regularly. Until I went on vacation.
Well, as I prepared for vacation I had another small hiccup. My adrenal support that I take, called Adapten-All, ran out and I didn’t have a back up on hand.

Locally they had something with the main ingredient by NOW brand, I have other supplements by them – so
I knew they were gluten, dairy, yeast and soy free.

So by day two of what started to be another flare coming on and feeling like junk (brain fog, systemic pain, stiff legs, and not wanting to do a thing…

I decided to do a little digging on anything that had changed in my consumption.
The kombuchas and supplement came to mind…
Sure enough:
Green tea in the Wonder, black tea in the Bucha and RICE in the supplement.

I failed to read the fine print and I was poisoning myself.
NO can do.

It’s a great example how things that cause “minor” inflammation can piggy-back and really add up quickly – causing a toxic environment in your body.
Stress.
My body can’t handle that anymore.
Proof that no matter how much my stress and supplements are “in line” my food “sensitivities” trump all and quickly throw me into an out of control auto immune response.

It’s always a learning process, even a year later. I recently buckled and bought some Neutrogena spray SPF for the kids – and within a day those with dermatitis herpetiformis were broken out and itching themselves raw on their hands, elbows and knees.

I felt terrible about it. (Glad they are forgiving!)

So you see… I still make plenty of mistakes.
Lesson learned.
Onward!

“Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid.
The Lord, the Lord Himself, is my strength and my defense; He has become my salvation.”

Isaiah 12:2

Posted on May 1, 2013, in Auto Immune Disease, Celiac/Gluten Sensitivity, Label Reading, Our Struggles. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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