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Using Food to Curb Inflammation

food prepYou’ve probably heard the saying, “You are what you eat.” Truth be told, it’s actually pretty accurate. If we constantly put poor food in our bodies, our systems just don’t function as they’re supposed to, and we won’t feel good.

More so, poor eating habits can lead to disease and inflammation, causing chronic and lasting problems in the body. Even some foods that we ‘think’ our healthy could be causing issues that make us feel unwell, as food sensitivities are highly common

But we’ve got good news-you can curb inflammation in your body by eating healthy foods-and figure out if any foods you love are causing internal issues.

Here’s how!

Food Elimination Program

This proven food elimination program helps to ‘reset’ your gut and gives your body time to heal inflammation caused by foods you might be sensitive or allergic to.

Step 1: Change one meal per day over 1 week, then gradually eliminate the following foods from your diet all together over two weeks:

Wheat, gluten breads, pastas, processed sugar, artificial sweeteners, dairy products, corn, eggs, all nuts or nut butters, white potato’s, starchy vegetables, coffee, caffeine, soda, chocolate and alcohol.

Step 2: What you can eat:

Healthy proteins like chicken, fish, or grass-fed red meat, as well as fruits and vegetables (sweet potatoes are ok!). Healthy fats like olive oil and avocado are also great. Brown rice and quinoa are acceptable carbs. Eat only these foods for 3-6 weeks to give your body time to heal.

Step 3: Reintroduction:

Begin reintroducing the foods we removed from your diet one at a time for an entire week. Note how you feel. If the food is causing issues, you’ll have a good idea of what you are sensitive to.

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