Library: Alex - true story
"Dealing with illness became a way of life for me. From the age of 9 I had severe skin problems, by 14 I was averaging two migraines a week, by 15 I was getting thrush, joint pains and frequent stomach upsets. And it did not get any better.
I started to get migraines even more frequently, and also sinusitis, depression and mood swings. I reached the point where I accepted these as "normal" to me - no doctor was able to offer any help other than pain killers which I was taking virtually constantly.
At 27 I got glandular fever and afterwards found I could no longer tolerate alcohol, experienced extreme bouts of tiredness and began to have weight problems. The migraines had now become virtually constant effecting my sight, breathing and mobility. Eliminating the usual foods associated with migraines had no effect.
By 35 I was a picture of ill health. I now weighed fifteen and a half stone, was constantly wanting to sleep and was still dealing with the migraines, joint pain, thrush and sinusitis.
At around this time my wife made a butter bean soup - not something I would normally eat but my wife's cooking is excellent and the soup was delicious. Within thirty minutes I had a violent migraine and horrendous depression both of which stayed with me for days. My wife (Sharla - owner of this web site) spotted the bean connection. From then, over about a year to eighteen months, my wife began removing various foods from my diet and testing them.
I experienced dramatic changes in my health and no longer experience any of the problems mentioned above except when I eat the wrong food. The foods that cause me problems are various beans (pulses), sugar, wheat, sesame seeds and corn. And, most importantly, I have to maintain a diet low in tyramine.
My health further improved, especially my tiredness levels, when I started taking large amounts of B vitamins.
At 40, my weight had dropped to eleven and a half stone, I could eat as much as I wanted and was extremely healthy. "