ELISA/ACT test, which requires that you do all these crazy (no toothpaste, no soap or tap water, etc.) things to prep for it, then they take like 6 vials of your blood and you express ship it to some lab where they subject it to maybe 144 different foods and chemicals to measure delayed allergic responses (rather than acute like puffing up or dying) and I got my results back Wednesday! The results come in a fully personalized book that lists all the substances that were tested, the ones you have strong to moderate reactions from, a full, in depth description of those substances and sources of typical exposure. Then there are some supplement recommendations and lifestyle tips, but the most interesting thing is that I found out I am not allergic to milk or coffee or bergamot or any of the other things I thought I was allergic to, but Sugar.
Cane sugar. The most widely used food additive in the entire world. That and cottonseed oil (which is in my favorite wonton salad topping), cauliflower (hate it anyway), and a few random industrial chemicals. I should have known really. It is so easy for me to avoid sweets because they make me feel really sick to my stomach. I always blamed it on the other ingredients (oh, ice cream makes me so sick, I must have an intolerance to full fat dairy, these darn pastries make me want to sleep and barf, maybe it's the flour) Soooo. Ya. No more processed foods for me really. Unless they are sweetened with honey or Agave nectar. Even freaking salsa has sugar in it! Yesterday was my first full day of no sugar. It was fine. I felt good. Just thought I would share that with you.
I got this skirt from Amanda at off of broadway! I really wanted to do a stripe shirt with it, but went with this vintage tunic instead. I like the safari utilitarian feel!
Shirt: thrifted vintage
shoes: thrifted vintage
Ring: Quartz, gift for my first mothers day
belt, purse, hat, bracelet: Vintage thrifted
sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs