Gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free… with food industries bombarding us with their marketing strategies to sell their health conscious and allergy conscious products, we tend to get mixed up about what is good and/or bad for us. In truth, all bodies and digestive systems are different. One person might thrive with dairy while others break out in a rash consuming it. The same thing goes for wheat, nuts, eggs, soy, among others. It’s common to see a svelte, toned, flat-belly physique person indulging in a whole-wheat sandwich with cheese, cured meats and veggies with no repercussions whatsoever, while another person might eat the same thing and experience gas and bloating for hours or sometimes days because their digestive systems just can’t tolerate these foods.
We are all so fascinatingly different. Our gut flora is just as unique as our fingerprints, and so we must find out what suits us best in the realm of food choices. Sometimes an elimination diet is required to precisely find out what our bodies invite and what they reject. Many factors influence our gut micro biome and our cell make up. We all have different blood types, we all have different backgrounds and different cultures have different types of cuisine that we got accustomed to growing up. Perhaps as children we were given too much medicine and antibiotics and this made us more susceptible to allergies and food sensitivities as adults.
The body is constantly healing itself, but sometimes it needs a break, a detoxification if you may.
It is crucial to start a detox program if you are noticing the following symptoms:
Difficulty losing weight
A food sensitivity can send our hormones on a rollercoaster ride and throw us off balance giving us inflammation and toxic build up.
The most common foods that cause inflammation (allergies) in the body are:
– TREE NUTS
– GMO FOODS
– NON-ORGANIC FOODS (because of their pesticide and toxicity content)
If you want to heal your gut and your body and relieve yourself of these symptoms faster, I recommend a detox plan that eliminates most of these culprit foods, and start to reintroduce them one by one until you notice which one your body rejects the most. Sometimes it’s the most efficient way to tag these food sensitivities down!
It’s also very important to take digestive enzymes and probiotics to aid in the healing of the gut lining.