just out of curiosity, what are some of the symptoms when you have a gluten or dairy allergy? I cut out dairy for about 2 months once and the weirdest thing happened, on my face, my pores got this orangy, very thick, waxy build up in them, and my face felt rough in those areas, like stubble or sand paper. It was mostly around my upper lip and along the sides of my nose. I would have to scrape it with one of those tools that a dermatologist uses. I mean my skin was awful! Did that happen to anyone when they cut dairy out? As soon as I started dairy again it went away.
I didn’t realize I had any problems with them until I cut them out.
Prior to cutting them out I felt constantly tired (like fall asleep standing up at 9am), bloated, irritable, foggy, and I had a lot of mid-belly weight that would not go away. I had so much pain in my midsection that I sometimes couldn’t bear it. (To be clear, I have PCOS and this has been a major health issue for me and the reason for the change in dietary needs). Since removing those things from my diet I have felt so much better. Not as much pain from the PCOS, clear, not tired, more energy, no more mid-belly bloating, I’ve lost weight without even trying! (hallelujah!). I haven’t noticed any changes in my skin, but I use Rodan & Fields every day so I pay good money not to see any icky stuff on my face.