Why should you avoid the SAD diet?
If you want to feel better, have less pain, and lose weight, then you have to do the opposite of what we have been told to do, which is avoid the SAD diet.
You see, we the consumer have been told to follow the SAD, or Standard American Diet, to improve our health. We have been told wheat bread/products are good for us and to cut fat from our diet. We have also been told fat causes heart disease. But we have not been informed that the current SAD diet results in high blood sugar levels which can result in inflammation and heart disease. (Wheat Belly, William Davis, MD)
As a result, we as a nation are sicker than ever.
And this makes me not just sad, but mad and frustrated!
Nutrition plays a HUGE role in our health, not only to restore our health but also in helping our immune system do what it was created to do which is fight inflammation and infection.
Researchers from The England Journal of Medicine and the New York Times believe that children of this generation will be the first to have shorter lifespans than their parents. We are seeing children with adult diseases such as Adult Onset Diabetes, and increased rates of newly diagnosed asthma, auto-immune diseases, and cancer. Obesity is prevalent in children and has tripled since the 1970’s. Tripled!
If we don’t know the root cause of the illness, or complaint, then we can’t restore or resolve the issues. Otherwise, you are treating the symptoms and not the cause. I compare that to putting a tiny band-aid on a huge, gaping, open wound. It won’t be successful and you won’t get the results you want.
Nutrition plays a HUGE role in our health, not only to restore our health but also in helping our immune system do what it was created to do which is fight inflammation and infection. The current SAD diet is not showing to be effective, in not only the health of our children but also in adults.
So what do you eat if you have pain, auto-immune disorders, and other health concerns? The current recommendations are the following:
- Go gluten free-I know it sounds daunting but it is doable. Gluten is known as a neurotoxin which can result in your body making antibodies against its own nerve tissue, which can lead to inflammation, pain and ultimately nerve autoimmune issues. There are tons of sites that provide support and explain in great detail a gluten-free lifestyle.
- Avoid gluten-free products-gluten free products are full of grains and sugar so they are not a healthy source to feed your body. It will result in high blood sugar levels. High sugar levels results in inflammation.
- Avoid processed products-again if you can’t read it, don’t buy it.
- Avoid Soy products- The majority of soy products are from GMO sources.
- Avoid corn unless non-GMO and organic. Again, the majority of corn products are from GMO sources. Corn is in a large majority of processed foods.
So what can you eat? (Yes, there are still foods left to eat!)
- Eat a diet rich in vegetables, in unlimited amounts.
- Raw nuts and seeds.
- Meats, eggs, fish, and shellfish.
- Cheese, but limit other dairy products.
- The wheat belly blog is extremely informative if looking to learn more about foods that are good sources to fuel your body and keep inflammation from re-occurring.
- Take good quality supplements that support that area of your body that is under stress. I can help you select supplements that are of high quality that will be beneficial uniquely to you and your health. If interested, you can contact me by clicking here .
From personal experience, the first thing I did when I became ill was to go gluten-free. It was the best decision I ever made. Then I went grain free. It changed my life.
My goal with these blogs is to keep them brief and to the point, for I know people are busy and want the facts. The brain, pain, and gut connection is huge and a problem, but can be managed with the above recommendations
So take that first step in restoring, reclaiming and regaining your health. Go gluten and grain free.
You won’t regret it!