Brinner: The BEST dinner

I realized I have not shared much about my love of FOOD. โฃ
๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ช๐˜ต.โฃ
๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ต.โฃ
๐˜—๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ.โฃ
๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ. ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ. ๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ, ๐˜—๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ. ๐˜š๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ. ๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ.โฃ
๐˜Œ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ!!โฃ
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But when eating leads to pain or worse. โฃ
Then fear sets in. Anxiety. Restriction. โฃ
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Thinking back to college I recall having issues digesting raw onions, raw broccoli. Later dairy.

Winter 2015: โฃ
After having C, I realized I could no longer eat eggs. No more egg sandwiches or sukiyaki. โฃ
Within about an hour- I was incapacitated with severe cramping, chills & sweats, misery for hours. Then fatigue.โฃ
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I was an allergy fellow at the time so naturally I tested myself. โฃNo allergy.
Yet, I was petrified to do an oral challenge for months. โฃ
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๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜บ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ด? ๐˜๐ž๐š๐ก..๐ง๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ค๐ฌ. โฃ
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Interestingly though after many months, I did eventually test the waters. โฃ
๐๐จ๐ฐ ๐ˆ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐ญ๐จ๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ž๐ ๐ ๐ฌ.โฃ
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In hindsight, I suspect antibiotics during delivery and immune system changes surrounding pregnancy and the postpartum period contributed to increased gut permeability and alterations in my microbiome. โฃIronically enough though now Josie, my youngest, has a true egg allergy. She developed hives and vomiting after eating scrambled eggs at 10 mos. โฃ
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So tonight- we are having scrambled tofu as part of brinner.

Ok so what is the point of all of this?

Reactions to foods can change over time. โฃ
Our sensitivities and intolerances are impacted in large part by our microbiome. โฃ
๐“๐ก๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ ๐ ๐จ๐จ๐ ๐ ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐›๐ฎ๐ ๐ฌ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ž๐ฏ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฏ๐ž ๐๐”๐“ ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ข๐ฉ๐ฌ:โฃ
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1. If you are having symptoms, keep a journal to track them. ๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ? ๐˜‹๐˜” ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ!โฃ
2. DO NOT waste money on food sensitivity testing. ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜บ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜•๐˜–๐˜› ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ. โฃ
3. DO ask for help from an allergist and/or a registered dietician who is well versed in these matters. ๐˜ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜™๐˜‹ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ.โฃ
4. Taking or eating probiotics MAY be helpful BUT like any supplement they are buyer beware. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜๐˜‹๐˜ˆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด. โฃ
5. Probiotics are the seeds, but you need to feed the garden too. ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ป๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ. ๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ, ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ. ๐˜–๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ- ๐˜ฌ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด, ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค. ๐˜š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ด? ๐˜๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜น ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜จ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด, ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ด.

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