Have You Tried An Elimination Diet?

Have You Tried An Elimination Diet?

Have You Tried An Elimination Diet?

An elimination diet might be something you want to consider if you have been experiencing symptoms that just won't go away. Today, let's go over the pro's and cons, because you might be thinking 'is this for me?' 

Read on and find out! 

Pros and Cons of Elimination Diets

Our digestive system is a huge portal into our bodies. Lots of things can get in there that aren't always good for us. And because the system is so complex (knowing which tiny molecules to absorb, and which keep out), lots can go wrong. And that's one reason why 70% of our immune system lives in and around our digestive system.

This makes food allergies, sensitivities, and intolerances a huge contribution to an array of symptoms all over our bodies. Things like autoimmune issues, inflammation, and even our moods can be affected by what we eat. If you have digestive issues or any other unexplained symptoms, you may consider trying an elimination diet.

An elimination diet is one where you strategically eliminate certain foods to see if you react to them. It can help immensely when trying to figure out if a particular food is causing symptoms because you’re sensitive to it.

You generally start out by eliminating the most common food allergens for a few weeks. Then you slowly add them back one at a time and note any symptoms (better or worse).

Let’s go over the pros and cons of this diet.

Steamed Salmon and Vegetables Recipe

Steamed Salmon and Vegetables Recipe

Steamed Salmon and Vegetables Recipe

I encourage eating whole foods, that are made from scratch. If you feel busy, don't like to cook or not sure where to start, this is a simple recipe you will love!

For those of you on elimination diets, this is also a great recipe to include as it is a basic recipe that excludes most food sensitivities. 

Give it a try, and let me know in the comments what you think! 

The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

What exactly is a plant-based diet?

Don't let the thought of a  plant based diet scare you. A plant-based diet is NOT a diet of vegetables alone. It is a diet based on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. You have the choice to  exclude or minimize meat, including chicken, dairy products and eggs. The diet will definitely exclude foods made from refined flour and sugar, and certain refined vegetable oils.

There are several food categories from which to choose. You can still make many of your favorite and familiar meals such as pizza, mashed potatoes, and burritos.

Here are some of the foods you can add to a plant-based diet.

Pasta With Asparagus, Red Pepper and Avocado

Pasta With Asparagus, Red Pepper and Avocado

Pasta With Asparagus, Red Pepper and Avocado Recipe

Interested in getting more veggies into your diet? Try this yummy recipe! 

Ingredients:

  • 1 16 oz. package organic fettucine noodles (or gluten free pasta)

  • 1 pound fresh organic asparagus (try to obtain local, farm fresh!)

  • 2 organic red peppers

  • 2 organic avocados

  • One half organic onion

  • One quarter cup organic olive oil

  • One half cup organic balsamic vinegar

  • Fresh ground salt and pepper to taste