Having a food sensitivity or intolerance doesn’t mean that you can never eat your favorite foods. With just a little know-how, you can whip up most any recipe with delicious and health-giving swaps. Here’s how to do it.
When it comes to managing autoimmunity, details matter, of course, but when our focus gets too narrow, we can lose sight of the forest for the trees.
It’s difficult to imagine life without some of your favorite foods. But it’s important to find delicious alternatives to help distract you from what you may be giving up, especially when there’s an emotional connection. For instance, birthday cakes!
As popularity in the Paleo (short for Paleolithic) diet has grown, so have questions from my clients about its merits. Many of my clients are nutritionally savvy – they’ve done a lot of their own research on hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, and adrenal fatigue, and come to me to help them sort out the contradictions and confusion and give them a supportive program with which they can start putting one foot in front of the other. And there is a lot of confusion about the benefits of going Paleo.
I get a lot of questions about food sensitivities. My clients want to know the difference between a food sensitivity and a food allergy. Here’s the difference. Food allergies cause an immediate response. Hives? Shortness of breath? Anaphylactic Shock? Swelling of the lips, face, tongue, or throat? Nausea or vomiting? Abdominal pain? Dizziness? These are all signs of a food allergy. Food sensitivities are shiftier and can exact an even greater toll on our health because they’re more challenging to identify, often causing the ensuing cellular inflammation to rage on for years.
The holidays are a challenging time to think about watchdogging sugar and refined carbohydrate intake. If you want to be cautious about not overloading on sugar and refined flour, there are a few simple steps you can take to treat yourself as well as your taste buds well.