Is it possible that there could be one solution to the majority of all known chronic health conditions? I’m in good company with a high number of medical professionals who believe so. The culprit is inflammation. It’s been said that dis-ease cannot survive in an uninflamed environment. Clean up the environment of your body to get rid of inflammation and you will have done much more for yourself that the medication you may need to take to try to reduce inflammation by fighting against your body instead of working with your body. Here are some ways inflammation affects your body.
The quote, ‘you are what you eat’ is the key to creating a healthy non-inflamed environment in your body. Everything starts with what you put in your mouth – food and liquids. Here’s a list of foods you can download, print, and bring with you when you go grocery shopping. If it’s not on the list, walk on by. It may be a bit challenging at first, but after a couple weeks of eating this way and feeling the amazing results of living in a healthier body, you will never go back AND if you do, you’ll know right away because you will feel yucky. It is true, you’ll never know how good you can feel until you feel good. Here’s the list. BTW, I’m not necessarily recommending only eating 1,200 calories per day. It’s just a great list. 🙂
There are foods to avoid as well. Here are the top culprits with some substitute options.
Gluten: opt for sour dough bread in VERY limited quantities – like 1 piece a day, maximum.
Casien: opt for plant-based milks, yogurts, cheese, etc. I’m. not a big fan of a complete plant-based diet, but it will help to reduce inflammation. Once your body’s environment is healthy again, slowly add these back into your diet unless you notice you do not feel well after eating them. This will also let you know what your body does NOT like and is causing inflammation.
- Cream cheese
- Ice cream
Safflower, Sunflower, Soy, and Canola Oil: Opt for olive oil
Processed Meats: opt for home-cooked meats, sliced and diced.
Fried Foods: opt for air-baked foods (they are all the rage now, anyway).
Syrups and Sodas: opt for pure maple syrup (very limited quantities) and if you HAVE to have a soda, buy the Zevia brand.
Red meat: opt for fish or chicken. I choose not to eat pork as it has the highest probability of containing parasites which just gives me the willies. I also don’t eat shrimp, crab, or lobster for the same reason. All these are ‘bottom-feeders’ and eat the garbage (and dung) of other animals.
Eggs: opt for other sources of protein. I absolutely LOVE eggs so this would be really difficult for me but if I had any of the above-mentioned health challenges, I’d stop eating eggs until my body settled down.
Fast foods: opt for home-baked or when you do go out, to a real restaurant.
Hope that helps, Tiffany….you know who you are. 🙂
To your health,