On most days I can deal with the 50 million (okay I’m exaggerating but it sure feels like it) different types of foods and spices that my body rejects but on others I just want to pull my hair out. I’m not sure if the exact answers are out there because even when I eat foods I know my body can tolerate I still have bad days where my stomach grumbles, I feel like I need live my life in the bathroom, my brain hurts, I’m exhausted and I feel like I’m in the fog. For most of last year I adhered to about 90% paleo and for the most part I did pretty well on it. I also started taking a pretty large regimen of Nutrasumma supplements to help with strength in the gym, sleep, energy, fatigue, brain function and digestive health.
I know the cleaner diet helped but I also feel like the supplements played a huge role in this too. Over the past couple months I’ve still been eating clean except for around the holidays and I’m feeling it big time. My eyes are red and glossed over, I’ve spent a fair amount of time in the restroom and my energy has gone downhill quickly. This cycle is exhausting and this past weekend I pretty much hit my breaking point. I’ve always stated that I would never let my food allergies change my lifestyle and interfere with my everyday lifestyle because nothing frustrates me more than that. I mean….why can’t I just be normal? Why can’t I eat clean foods and just be okay? Why can’t I eat what my friends eat and have no problems? Alright, I get it and I know I can’t do it but some days I wish I could just be normal and eat mac n cheese with no problems.
One of my findings during this time was the fact that I might have been eating more acidic foods, too many greens which can be hard on my stomach, too many grains and I stopped taking two supplements on a regular basis that really help the gastrointestinal system. Those supplements are Amino Clear and Glutamine Plus.
According to Nutrasumma those supplements have the following benefits:
- Supports muscle recovery
- Increases power and energy when you workout
- May boost immunity
- Maintains skeletal muscle size
- Prevents muscle breakdown
- Increases muscle glycogen stores
- May help athletes recover from overtraining
- Helps in times of intense gastrointestinal disease
- Can help with leaky gut and ulcers
- It’s one of the most important nutrients for your intestine
In the past when I’ve been “glutened” I’ve doubled up on my intake of both of these supplements and found my symptoms to go away much quicker. I’ve also found that when I take these supplements daily that they “coat” my stomach liner and help prevent potential cross-contamination or issues with food in general. As far as the benefits with both I will say first hand that they do help with immunity and gastrointestinal issues because as soon as I stopped taking them regularly I started noticing a difference in how I feel.