How I discovered my salicylate intolerance

After nearly three decades of chronic pain the difference made by radically limiting my exposure to salicylic acid was near miraculous. It can be irritaing, but having a choice, and a measure of control, is amazing.

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Doesn't this look great?? Yeah, well, I can eat the red cabbage...

THIS is why I don’t eat fruit. Or most vegetables.

I have a very low tolerance for salicylic acid, a naturally occurring food acid. When I cut my intake it makes a literally life changing difference. I’m sorry if I don’t like your food, but I’d rather be seen as a picky eater than be in pain.