I am participating in the Blogging From A-Z Challenge. Each day in April (except the last 4 Sundays), I will post topic themes that begin with the letters of the alphabet, from A-Z. Today's letter is C.
I'm the kind of person who has hair-brained theories on just about everything. Since lately my life has been a series of aging milestones (getting gray hair, losing my memory, tinkling when I jump or sneeze or cough, etc.), I've let go of some of those more wild conjectures & realized that some things just happen as we get older.
Without going into detail, let's just say that in the last couple of months there has been this one issue plaguing my body. It's nothing serious, just embarrassing & mildly annoying. (Also funny, depending on the crowd of folks you hang around with!) I have explained my particular "situation" to aformentioned friends & even threw out a theory that chocolate and/or cheese could be the culprit. So I scoured the web and once I got through the deadly causes such as various types of cancer & intestinal diseases, I discovered that I might not be too far off the mark.
Apparently lactose intolerance can play a role in the issues I'm experiencing. Since dairy is found in both chocolate & cheese, it falls right in line w/ my hypothesis. I say all of that to say this: I'm going on a dairy-free adventure. For the next 2 weeks (because the internets said to give it 10-14 days to notice a difference), I'm going to avoid the lovely dairy that I so enjoy in hopes of curbing this thing that I do not enjoy as much. (Okay, so we all know I'm talking about gas. Let's just trade a couple fart jokes & move on, alright?!)
If I notice a difference, I'm going to have to find ways to modify my diet permanently. There will be times when I can't or don't want to avoid the tasty treats containing milk products, but I'm hoping it won't be too torturous to give most of it up. Even if it's difficult, if this is truly the root of my problem, I'm just gonna have to bite the bullet. I don't want to get too ahead of myself, though. First I need to make it through the next 2 weeks & see if dairy is really the root of my evil.
Thankfully, there is at least one thing I love more than chocolate & cheese.