I didn't start eating allergy free by choice but only after getting sick a few years ago. My face, fingers, and joints were severely swollen. I was getting rashes on my face, hands, and back of my neck. I was tired ALL the time and got headaches. I was a mess emotionally too. I was angry, annoyed by everything, inpatient and so on! The doctors put me on steroids on and off for a year until I finally took my health into my own hands and went on a food allergy diet. The doctors had varying opinions anywhere from Lupus to environmental allergies but none of them believed me when I said I thought all my symptoms were related to food. I started my food allergy diet with only cutting out one food group and I choose gluten. After a week I was able to go off all of my steroids and antihistamines.
Now I don't eat any of the following after slowly cutting out each food type one by one.
I feel great and don't need any medicine anymore.
I'm telling my story here because I know food allergies and intolerances are becoming more common. Probably because of how processed food is now and all the chemicals used on them. Eating allergy free can be tough but I plan to start sharing some of my favorite allergy free products and recipes here soon.