I thought it would be helpful to share a little bit of my background and the reasons that I’m making this big change in my life.
For most of my childhood and teen years, I was fairly healthy, but tended to get sick quite easily. I kept active, though, and was a competitive baton twirler. I was diagnosed with asthma as a child, but it was fairly mild and went away in high school. After my first year in college, I started having trouble with asthma again. I went and saw an allergist and had a skin scratch test done. Not too much came up on it from the environment. Dairy was mentioned, but the allergist just mildly suggested I might want to remove it from my diet and see what happened. I was thinking that there was no way I was going to do that! [Read more…]