New Year’s Day Confession

Happy 2013! We ended the year last night in Napa with our wonderful friends Mattie and Chris for dinner. We ate at Angele in Napa. It was divine!

NYE, 2012 Angele in Napa

This is the year I have committed to a Life Unprocessed.

I’m starting my year off with a confession.

I have leaky gut. 

I am intolerant to 22 foods.

I have not been a perfect gutsy girl.

Then again, none of us are.

During one of my first-ever blog posts (via Confessions, Truths and the Journey of a Misfortunate Fitness-Foodie Junkie -> April, 2009) I mentioned the 22 foods I am intolerant to. With a deep sigh, I confess them again today:

  • Casein
  • Egg White
  • Egg Yolk
  • Milk
  • Pork
  • Halibut
  • Mackerel
  • Shrimp
  • Blueberry
  • Grape
  • Barley
  • Lentil
  • Navy Bean
  • Soybean
  • Ginger
  • Malt
  • Almond
  • Pistachio
  • Sesame
  • Sunflower
  • Celery
  • Mustard

The worst reactions for me were egg whites, milk, pork and mustard.

As I begin the first day of 2013, I have made the commitment to cut all of these out of my diet once again. These, and many, many other things.

Forever? No. (<- I’ll tell you in later post why I don’t think that’s necessary.)

For awhile? Absolutely.

I need to truly heal this year. And you should know that if you do, too, you better start thinking about real changes instead of the year-in, year-out excuses.

Nothing changes if nothing changes.

Love your guts,


  1. Amber @ ExSoyCise says

    I am right there with you girl, I too have a leaky gut and as of two years ago I developed a soy allergy and am lactose intolerant. Dealing with those two are hard enough so I feel for you. One thing that has really helped me this year is supplementing with Glutamine. I usually take 1/4 tsp before bed and it’s helped lessen the reaction if soy does happen to sneak in my food.

    Well good luck in the new year!!

    • says

      I had food testing done. I will admit, though, that I don’t % believe them, but instead I believe that I reacted to so many due to my leaky gut.

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