There is a lot of discussion (and even debating) over the importance (or irrelevance) of having variety in your diet. Some people are just happy with their routine and don’t want to step outside of the “eggs- for- breakfast- sandwich- for- lunch- chicken- for- dinner- and bowl of cereal-during-Law & Order “box. I get it, and I’m fine with it. In fact, I have my preferred dietary routine down, too. I go in phases, generally as the seasons come and go, but with each season or phase there are things I just want to eat everyday at certain times. Let’s say I’m eating coconut everyday during the summer. Dried coconut flakes, coconut chips, coconut milk in smoothies, coconut oil when I’m cooking or baking (or shaving, moisturizing, cleaning wounds), coconut sugar and coconut water… what do you think is going to happen if I keep this up for a week? Four weeks? Six months?
Some things to consider when reading about food intolerances, allergies and even autoimmune disease may not be always be highlighted. A little food for thought on this topic may help you understand others better, or even yourself, a family member or a child who has recently been diagnosed similarly.