About GFS

Hey, hi, Assalaamu ‘alaikum guys, my name is Adila. For those of you who don’t know or those who may have forgotten, I started this blog back in 2012. I did have an about page but somehow whilst updating my blog that page appears to have vanished and I’m not sure if it’s permanently lost or what. I have some time to play about with my blog so I can dedicate some attention to it now I’m serious about blogging again and bothered now I feel more able than 2 and a half years ago.
So as I was saying, I started this blog in 2012 after finally dealing with my depression after several years. I had various issues, possibly as a result of the stress of the depression on my body and mind. I started the year with a sudden increase in weight despite ‘eating healthily’. Long story short, after various ways of testing, I was diagnosed with coeliac disease, non-coeliac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), and a leaky gut. In Sha’baan that year, I was focusing on healing myself using remedies from the Qur’aan and Sunnah. I suffered from a very mucus throat which made my Qur’aan recitation. From there I enquired from a Student of Knowledge about the best remedy for my throat. I mentioned what triggered the mucus in particular (bread, rice, pasta, potatoes) and he mentioned leaving off wheat. I thought that was the most bizarre thing to say since I have no allergies so why would I have a wheat free diet?! It played on my mind a little, I did some Googling and that Ramadhaan I lived off shop bought gluten and wheat free foods. I couldn’t tell you what gluten was back then but that Ramadhaan I felt a lot better and from about September or October that year I had a health and well being coach who trained me on a paleo lifestyle simply because it suited all the foods I had problems with. I was ‘allergic’ or intolerant to gluten, wheat, rice, potatoes, lentils, legumes and all grains amongst several other things.

Fast forward 5 years, I was married, had a 15 month old daughter and all my intolerances went away when pregnant and nursing so my paleo lifestyle was out the window as I was enjoying my unhealthy lifestyle far too much and I was  just getting back to being paleo when…

My stroke story began…

 

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