That little comment sparked a light bulb. Over the years I've monitored my diet for weight loss and sure I've consciously cut out trans fats and high fructose corn syrup but I've never focused on food for its medicinal benefits.
And like some divine intervention - an email popped into my inbox from Precision Nutrition that detailed an "Elimination Diet" to discover food allergies.
Check this out:
For example, food sensitivities/reactions and other gastrointestinal disturbances have been linked to:
- asthma and allergies,
- autoimmune disorders
- skin conditions
- atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases,,
- neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia
- mood disorders
- kidney problems,
- bunions (just kidding, I added that)
So why do it? Well according to this article, "If you think you might be suffering from food intolerance, you might want to try an elimination diet. Food has the power to promote health or create disease, and following an elimination diet can be a rewarding and eye-opening experience.
So, give it a try if you think your gut health needs a check-up. What you give up temporarily in creature comforts you’ll gain in lasting and unequivocal knowledge about your own health and well-being!"Read more about it here: http://www.precisionnutrition.com/elimination-diet