The idea of eating clean, simple, low stress etc has been around for some time. Thank fully there has been a significant amount of research into the areas and their is now a common set of foods which appear to be 'safe' to eat. The following information was developed by reading through the tables of the RPAH Elimination Diet, the FODMAP diet and The Plan - low inflammation.
The general accepted theory is that when a food is ingested that triggers our body chemistry into a reaction, inflammation is a common occurrence. The presenting inflammation symptoms vary significantly between people, times, foods eaten, stress, medication etc. So, it is very possible that for one day (after the body is stable) to react to what might of previously thought to be safe foods, or at least safe doses for yourself.
The up, fun side of this is that you get to check out what works best for you, and you don't need to follow the latest trends or fads to have health success. Naturally as will all significant health changes, it is recommended to have a thorough base line check done first to ensure there isn't any nasty underlying diseases that could be triggering off your set of symptoms. When we start working with food, it is essential to consider gut function tests and rule out gluten - coeliac disease. This is an auto immune disease that is escalating in Australia, in part becuase of better detection procedures, but also possibly with the changes in grain strains, farming and manufacturing procedures.
A rule of thumb that is developing - the foods you crave are very likely the foods that you are reacting to. Crazy I know, but it makes sense when you look at the chemistry that goes on between the gut, the brain and immune/endocrine systems. I have previously written about this. So, if you New Year resolution is to 'get clean' with your eating, and stop stressing your body out by what you put in it then check out this information sheet put together during a student project. Happy reading. Read Me - Low Reactive Foods
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To your health.
A dietitian with an interest in mind, body, skill development and empowering people to help themselves. After living a lifetime in the first 40, it is now time take it easier and let things be and help others get their their 'life'.
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