With everything I've been dealing with health-wise in the past few years, I've basically thrown my training in evidence-based medicine out the window. Almost.
I'm looking into anything and everything that could contribute to my symptoms. One that I've known for awhile (but haven't done much about) would be sulfites. I wasn't taking it very seriously, but I had no idea that it can cause various delayed symptoms up to 48 hours after ingestion. I made the connection when my chest tightens up and I get very flushed after a sip of wine, but I never thought it might be causing other issues.
Is this the reason for my constant fatigue, frequent breakouts (when I've never had acne), total brain fog, etc.?
HAVE I BEEN BLAMING GLUTEN ALL THIS TIME FOR SOMETHING UNRELATED??!!
I had a bad feeling I was doing that. Sorry, Gluten.
Actually, no, Gluten. You are certainly guilty of your share of problems. I don't apologize for thinking you are evil.
So what does that mean? No dried fruit, no preserved meats, no wine, and a few other random things to avoid.
On a frugal note: I hate to waste the half bottle of white wine in my fridge. (Repeat after me- my health is worth half a bottle of cheap wine....my health is worth half a bottle of cheap wine...)
I'll keep you posted. Pun intended.