I know what I am about to say may raise some eyebrows, cause some concern, generate some strong opinions and maybe start some healthy conversation too.

I have been seeing a new doctor at Ohio State to help figure out what is wrong with me.

I have had more blood drawn than I even thought possible, even with a blood clot. I have found out that I am gluten intolerant (still waiting on a Celiac’s diagnosis) and deficient in a whole host of vitamins due in part to this intolerance.

Without further ado, I’m going to start eating for my health, for my life

I am giving up-

1) Gluten (According to Dr. Aukerman, all grains listed below contain gluten  on some level due to how they are now grown and produced)

  • Wheat, Barley Rye
  • Spelt
  • Quiona
  • Soy
  • Sorghum
  • Brown Rice (very limited quantities only)
  • Oats
  • Corn
  • Teff

2) Poultry (yes, poultry, because chickens ingest massive amounts of corn and are exposed to latex and ingest too many plant oils)

3) Avocados, Bananas, Celery, Figs and Kiwi (all contain a latex-like protein to aggravate the immune system)

4) Seeds, nuts, chips, flax, soy, chickpeas and humus (because they are saturated in plant oils, which are actually harmful for our bodies as they are produced today and ingested in mass quantities like we do)

I’m adding fish oil, calcium, magnesium, Vitamin D, B-75 and cinnamon to my diet immediately.

Dr. Aukerman believes all of my autoimmune problems, including the antiphospholipd syndrome can be cured by eating this way. It was the result of a culmination of years and years and years of bad food being eaten through no fault of my own, per say. The foods we eat – are taught to eat – are poison. I’ve already noticed a difference. I can’t tolerate pasta or soy. I know this by eliminating it for four days and then having some. It was like I got sucker-punched in my gut. It was immediate and it was violent. No more. After those experiences, I can’t afford not to try this.

What are your thoughts? Let’s hear them in the comments below!

I know there is a God because so far all of my hot sauces are safe (don’t worry, those were the first things I checked). Giving up chickpeas just might kill me, though.

Until the next mile marker,


  1. At least you still have your peppers 🙂

    • Sara- Words to Run By Blog says

      Oh yeah!! Whew! So far all of my hot sauces are safe – with the exception of one or two have added sugar or sodium.

  2. Sara, from all of the research I have been doing in this area, cause you know I am having a celiac biopsy done in November, I have read that quinoa and brown rice do not have gluten. They are not grains. Quinoa is a seed; rice is a grass.

    Corn and soy also do not have gluten but can be hard for some people to digest. Oats also do not have gluten but cross-contamination with wheat is common.

    I am so glad you are working with a doctor who is going to set you on the path to health through nutrition. Awesome and I am going to follow your progress and your opinions about it all with great interest… because I know you are going to get well and strong. <3

  3. I do believe in the power of a healthy diet so I will cheer you on with this. I’m assuming this means lots of fruits and veggies and little processed stuff which is a healthy diet for anyone. You can make some tasty “hummus-like” dips from white beans (great northern, cannelini). Let me know if you want to talk recipes and I will hook you up. 🙂

  4. Sara,

    I am glad you are trying to get to the bottom of your health issues – I know how hard that can be.

    Quinoa, sorghum and brown rice don’t have gluten, but some people are sensitive to rice in addition to gluten. The same goes for corn.

    If I can be of any help, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. If I don’t know the answer, I can put you in touch with someone that does.

    Love you, girl!


  5. Would you be able to tolerate organically grown fruits? And we raise chickens and they have not been fed corn, so perhaps some organically fed chickens would work? As your doc. Good luck. It’s no fun being in pain, I’m sure.

  6. I agree that most of the so-called food in the standard American diet is, well, not food. Poison, as you say. Not good for us or our digestion, which then upsets the rest of our bodily functions. After all I’ve read regarding gluten and Paleo and autoimmune protocol, I have high hopes for this helping you!! Good luck

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