For people like us, with complicated medical conditions, it is sometimes hard to focus on the positives. I have been on a restricted diet for about ten years, going from strict elimination, gluten and dairy and soy free to being able to eat gluten, amines and some glutamates and moderate salicylates. I'd like to share some of the positives I've discovered on this diet:

•    When I've been bad, (broken my diet) I get to reward myself with a nice luxurious bath with epsom salts.
•    Pancakes are still possible.
•    I have found a partner who not only enjoys my cooking, but is willing to change all his cleaning and personal products to fragrance free.
•    Roku gin is absolutely delicious and still failsafe!
•    I can breathe without prednisolone - Jennifer

Roku Gin is failsafe!? emojiDISMAY I am literally crying. Thank you for making this post emojiSMILE it's really much needed for me as I'm just at the start of my journey and trying not to be down about it - emojiHEART Kay

No migraines, diarrhoea, hot flushes & nausea for 4 weeks!! emojiHEARTemojiHEARTS - Sandra

My daughter sleeps and isn’t in pain from my breast milk - Amy

I can sleep better and are more clear thinking and less fatigued. I can do more exercise and cope with stress better. Less anxious and have lost weight! And my memory is returning - Charlotte

I very rarely cough now, I no longer need a ventolin puffer, my skin is clear and my husband eats everything I cook, which means not having to cook two meals - Sandi

Less mood swings and depression, no hot flushes, no more daily migraines or headaches!! I don’t miss running to the toilet all night long either – Elise

No mood swing roller coaster for my son, who now checks labels himself and chooses to avoid triggers because he recognises how awful they make him feel. Winning!! Oh and all our family and friends are super respectful of his needs- emojiBIGSMILE Rebecca

The best post ever. Thank you everyone for sharing your positivity. If I stick to the diet I sleep and have no headaches and since dealing with sibo I have no bloating and no regular trips to the toilet. And how good is finding failsafe food options? Regular eaters just wouldn't appreciate the excitement - Petra

•    My relationship is better thanks to minimised mental/emotional health reactions.
•    I spend a fraction of the amount used to on topical steroids for my skin.
•    I sleep.
•    My child is not considered 2e (2e is twice exceptional and is used to refer to kids who are intellectually gifted as well as neurodiverse or have other learning difficulties) any more, just gifted, and hasn't been sent to the principal's office for 3 years - Stephanie

My baby’s gut is healing, she’s gaining weight and growing well. If nobody was told they’d have no idea the food challenges we have faced so I could breastfeed her - Kylie

In 2 months my baby has shown massive improvement in his behaviour and since he was partially breastfeeding I was on diet too, including Gf and DF. After 6 weeks of diet I found that my thyroid (which I had for 10 years and GP always said I have to be on medicine for life) is getting better and doc has reduced my medicine. It even helped me with my knee and back pain, plus bursitis with which I have been struggling for few years - I literally don’t feel any pain in knee atm. So so happy that I am able to walk and climb stairs without any pain. Even though I was doing it for my baby it proved to be a blessing for myself too and my family - Kassie

•    My daughter is becoming more calm and herself again.
•    Our sanity might just be saved (what's left of it emojiUPSIDEDOWNSMILEemojiQUIZZICALSMILE)
•    We are all eating a lot healthier and it has been a huge wake up call to go through and see just how much CRAP is in our everyday foods.
•    We are all feeling better for it emojiHEARTS - Jasmine

My skin is back to beautiful now and I no longer feel like an ugly itchy cranky monster. Most days I am in a good mood and feel good overall. On the days I don't, I know tomorrow is a new day and I will feel better - Molly

My aches and pains have stopped. I've cut out SOOOO much medication. Haven't had an asthma attack in 10 weeks (been fs for 12 weeks). I sleep!!!!! and only need 6-7 hours instead of 11-12. I have energy. I've lost 11kgs - emojiHEART Nicola

I’ve lost that uncomfortable, yuck/shabby pain feeling (stomach/oesophagus). I’ve lost 10 kg. My anxiety/stress levels have never been so low. I feel awesome. Life is good and I’ve energy to burn. Just as an aside I’m 60. Thank you - emojiANOTHERSMILE Annette

I have lost weight, am not as ill as used to be, feel more "human" most days - Diane

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