If I could get Juli on my podcast I would DIE of happiness.
You are so sweet! I honestly feel like my food pics are not that great.. but photography is not my thing, so that’s okay. I take my photos with my iPhone or Canon Rebel T3i. If I take it on my Canon, I edit with Lightroom. If it’s on my iPhone, I usually edit in Afterlight or the Instagram app itself!
I don’t think everyone needs to do food intolerance testing. I think it really depends on the person’s situation, because it is expensive, and there are no tests that are completely accurate anyways, as of right now. There are a lot of ways to figure out what your body is intolerant to without using a test. At the end of the day, your body is the best measure of what foods are harming it.
However, I think that food intolerance testing is extremely useful for people who have more complicated cases and who have tried a number of other things and are feeling like they are at a dead end. For example, if you’ve addressed everything else that might be wrong with your gut (bacterial overgrowths/imbalances, etc), have eliminated inflammatory foods, tried elimination diets, are taking all of the proper supports, and are still having issues, it’s a good way to find some more direction. I never would have known that my body was reacting to so many of the foods I was eating every day until I did the food intolerance testing.
However, the person you are working with should be guiding you through the decision! You have to do food intolerance testing through a professional, and that person should let you know when they think it’s time to test and when they think there are other things to try first 🙂
My doctor is in Santa Monica! I would recommend going to https://www.functionalmedicine.org and searching for a practitioner in your area!
I love Chickpea in the City, The Balanced Berry, Kale In It, The Balanced Blonde, The Skinny Confidential, Blonde Gone Clean, Real Food with Dana, No Whey Lady, Diane Sanfilippo, Juli Bauer from PaleOMG, My Healthyish Life, That Paleo Girl, Going Grainless, Jesica Sepel, and so many more!! I know I’m forgetting people.. whoops.