Even after 14 years of practicing as a Naturopathic Doctor, it still amazes me how much health can be affected just by eating the right foods. Food really is a powerful medicine. The 10 Day Detox is about to start, and even though it includes lots of delicious foods (if I do say so myself), I do recommend avoiding the top inflammatory foods. These include oranges, corn, animal dairy, gluten, red meat, peanuts, soy , sweeteners, and coffee. Inflammation is at the root of most chronic disease, so it is very beneficial to eat in a way that puts those fires out, rather than fuels them. That is why people can notice a change in their digestion, joint pain, headaches, sleep, and energy when they are eating the right foods. So today I want to share with you what I believe are the top 3 inflammatory foods.
Wheat - Wheat today has been changed so that it grows faster, is more pest resistant, easier to harvest, and it has a higher gluten content (this gives it the fluffy texture many people like). I recently spent 3 weeks in Germany and Switzerland, and ate more bread than I typically do at home, and no problems at all. I have heard the same report from patients when they have traveled to Europe.
Dairy - Commercially raised cows are given feed and other substances that they wouldn’t be exposed to in a more natural setting so that they produce more milk and don’t get sick as easily. The milk is then pasteurized and homogenized which changes the protein structure. I found the same with dairy on our trip as I did wheat – we ate quite a bit of cheese (in Switzerland it was from the cheesery down the street), and I was much more tolerant of it.
Sugar – it is so easy to eat sugar from many common foods. The more we have of it, the more we want it. In a study that was done with rats given the choice of cocaine or sugar, the majority of the rats chose sugar!
There is still room to register for the 10 Day Detox starting this Monday, July 17. I’m excited to show you how you can still eat delicious foods while avoiding the more pro-inflammatory ones. It’s not always easy to go without them, but with the support of me and the rest of the group, you will get through it, and feel great as a result. At the end of the 10 days, you can re-introduce the foods you have been avoiding one at a time to see how well you tolerate them.
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