Hey there, I’m Deniz,
a full time strategist at an innovation agency, living in beautiful Berlin. I quit my job recently and moved to this beautiful city called Istanbul with my boyfriend to immerge in turkish culture and language. Yes, I’m back in Berlin. Besides writing this blog, I professionally work in food. As if there aren’t any other areas to work in. ;) (Find frequently asked questions about FRUCTOPIA) here.
I’m one of those rare non-professional food bloggers and non-freelance photographers on the interwebz with a food blog. What doesn’t distinguish me from others is my love for good quality and healthy food. But eating healthy is relative to someone suffering from fructose malabsorption, like me. About seven years ago my doctor finally confirmed the liberating diagnosis. I say liberating because at the the time I had been suffering from extreme stomachache, flatulence, constipation, bad breath and chronic fatigue for years. It was getting worse and worse until my doctor made the right diagnosis: fructose malabsorption. All the time I felt very uncomfortable to share even a hint of my symptoms with anyone, because it is still such a taboo to talk openly about flatulence or constipation. I guess that’s the crux of the matter. If I would’ve talked about my pain, I guess I would’ve noticed much earlier that something just had to be wrong. I’m sure there are many out there who feel the same. So I created this blog to share with you my personal experiences with and thoughts on eating fructose free and all the other challenges and changes in lifestyle that come along with fructose malabsorption. I hope you will be inspired to share the story of your fructose free journey with me and my readers.
p.s. Please note that I’m not a professional nutritionist. All blog entries contain my personal opinion only of my experiences with fructose malabsorption. This web journal should be regarded not so much as a professional dietary guideline but rather as an inspiration for you to find your own way how to better handle fructose malabsorption. Oh, and one last thing: The symptoms of this disease and the tolerance of fructose are highly individual matters.
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