Have you went gluten-free, dairy-free, or sugar-free?
Listen up…First of all, eliminating these foods or ingredients is generally a good idea. Most of them will promote inflammation (especially when conventional) because they will feed displaced bacteria (such as in the small intestine), poorly assimilate (which causes rotting and feeding of opportunistic microorganisms) and cause all hell to break loose if you have candida overgrowth or leaky gut.
BUT…They are RARELY the saviors or the remedy to digestive, autoimmune, and other health issues.
Food elimination has become a BIG thing, and that’s not a bad thing. You definitely want to remove any foods that are going to cause an allergic reaction in your body.
BUT…(there it is again)What are you doing about actually removing, replacing, reinoculating, and regenerating your digestive system?
Food elimination is part of removal, but so is introducing antimicrobials (properly – not taking oregano oil regularly), and colonics.
Replacing is introducing nutrients that rebuild digestive infrastructure, so foods can be broken down effectively through ALL the stages of digestion.
Reinoculating depends largely on prebiotics and probiotics. Taking a probiotic supplement alone ISN’T going to cut the mustard.
Regenerating is about building up the damaged GI mucosa, through glutamine rich foods, antioxidants, natural anti-inflammatories, and coconut kefir.
Repairing the gut takes this full on approach, with plenty of details in between on how to do it. The elimination of a few villainous nutrients and foods isn’t going to create the kind of healing someone needs to get back their digestive and overall health.
And if you don’t take this approach, the struggle WILL go on. Forever. Nothing is going to change in your favour until you tackle these 4 areas effectively.
If I have to be the bad guy, in order to get you to get this, I will take that fall.BUT…
(ok, last time, I promise)
I’m only telling you the TRUTH and from experience I can tell you that the simple food elimination practice is not going to HEAL your gut, on it’s own. Especially if it has become a systemic issue like leaky gut, which requires you to get those 4 areas really ironed out.I worked hard on all those areas for 5 years…just to get my gut back to somewhat normal. Another 5 and it was in tip top shape.
But I was like most people…guessing, taking myopic advice, and experimenting with endless setbacks. I did what I knew to do, just like everyone else does.
HOWEVER…When you know better, you can do better. A lot better. What took me 5 years could take you 8 weeks. This is what happens when you get the right information, right motivation, and right support in place from the start.
The Keto Autoimmune Protocol Healing Book for Women: Strengthen Your Immunity, Fight Inflammation and Love Your Incredible Body
A Women’s Holistic Holy Grail Handbook for Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s: How I healed my Hypothyroidism and Autoimmune Disorder with Personalized Nutrition
I hoped you’ve been enlightened and not frightened by my latest blog — A tale of recovery to save a woman who caught OCD, Hypothyroidism and an Autoimmune Disorder –
Please follow along with me on this journey of discovery as I share with you my brush of madness with exquisite clarity. Luckily, I was never a quick fix-it junkie where I said no to many suggestions from board certified or certifiable doctors because I felt it in my soul that it was merely a banaide being placed on my issues. The names of certain doctors have been changed because frankly, I don’t want to be sued for proven their lack in their field.
Hippocrates was right when he said: Let they food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.
Audrey Childers is a published author, blogger, freelance journalist and an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in research and editorial writing. She is also the creator and founder of the website the hypothyroidismchick.com. Where you can find great tips on everyday living with hypothyroidism. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. She is the published author of : A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty, Reset your Thyroid, The Ultimate guide to healing hypothyroidism and A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty: the slow cooker way. You can find all these books on Amazon. This blog may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.
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