Allergic to Food?

Whilst anorexia will use any excuse it can get its hands on to avoid food (vegetarianism, braces and an inability to digest rich food providing prime examples), it is only in my recovery that I have started noticing that I might, actually, have some real intolerances.

This could, of course, be a consequence of 17 years chronic anorexia bulimia, or a simple case IBS– or just further illustration that are bodies and are minds are incredibly connected and it is, perhaps, unsurprising that we struggle so much with food when the division is hard to spot.

Suffering crippling stomach cramps may not have been a particularly pleasant experience in recent months – but it’s taught me a valuable lesson: it is impossible to divorce mind from body, and looking after one will inevitably help the other….


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