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Introducing: Stephanie Bird, Nutrition & Food Science, Gut Thinker, and Mission Statement

I thought I’d update some info about myself, in case you’ve stumbled across this blog on a random journey through the internet. I contribute information infrequently, and also post on Facebook on the Gut

Gluten Monster Is Getting To Me

This is day 7 of my taking on gluten straight up. Let me put it this way: wheat is delicious, but gluten is beginning to screw with my life. I have been on my

Day 4 Of My Gluten/Food Intolerance Challenge

I woke up this morning and I’m still alive. Today is the start of day four of my major food challenge. I have been going for the gluten, some nightshades, and seafood. Basically choosing

36 Hours Until I Go For The Gluten…

36 hours from now I begin the main part of my food challenge. First thing I’m going to eat is a real croissant. And then maybe an almond one. And hopefully this next month

Day 8 Of Food Challenge

I woke up this morning feeling pretty good, not thinking I was having any reaction. It’s a new week in my progressive food challenge where I reintroduce the foods I have identified as problematic

Ramping Up the Food Challenge–Day Five

Today is day five of my ramping up my food challenge, as I am having an upper endoscopy on June 21 to see if I have eosinophilic esophagitis. This disease appears to be more

Food Challenge Starting Soon

I went to a new gastroenterologist last week and he wants to conduct an upper endoscopy on me to see if I have Eosinophilic Esophagitis which is a condition where your esophagus develops inflamed rings