Gathering Around Cultured Foods When Food Sensitivities Isolate You

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Recently my husband and I shared our ninth wedding anniversary. It is always such a blessing to mark another year together. Most years, if we can, we try to do something special to mark the occasion and this year was no different. Stewart surprised me with a trip to town – just the two of us! – after dropping our four little ones off with loving friends.

We stopped at at a local restaurant that makes its own gelato, my husband knowing well my love for both frozen creamy treats and local artisan foods. We both had small cups and chatted as we sat in front of the little shop, enjoying the rare quiet time together.

On the way home he became exhausted and generally unwell. That exhaustion trickled over to the next day… and a little into the next. He had wanted to share something with me that I love, and in doing so he triggered a flare up that would last for several days.

Truth be told, I was saddened by this. Food sensitivities can be frustrating and difficult and incredibly isolating. For those who prepare food for loved ones with food sensitivities, it can be all of those things as well, not to mention challenging and exhausting. After several years of dealing with food sensitivities in my husband and eldest son, I’ve found that it is important to take responsibility for your own food and to try to find something we can gather around at the table and enjoy.

Cultured foods have provided that for our family…. 

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