Eating Healthy is not even a thing!
Saying that you eating healthy is actually giving you a false sense of understanding about what your body is really responding to after you have eaten it. Unless you have done a full elimination process and specifically tested all the foods you eat and how they respond to your body after you have eaten them you don’t actually know if the foods you are eating are ‘healthy for you’ or not.
In my experience very few people have put themselves through this process correctly.
Let me explain…
Eating Healthy is completely different for everyone AND should not even be a way of describing food. How do you know you are eating healthy? What is healthy? What makes a food healthy? I know some people who can’t eat kale without getting cramps. I know some people who can’t digest quinoa because of tummy complaints. The thing is they didn’t realize it was specifically those foods because they were eating them together with other foods and they assumed that kale and quinoa where ‘healthy’ so why would healthy food cause an upset to my system.
This is the false premise I am referring to that causes the statement “eating healthy” to be leading you up the garden path, so to speak.
Foods contain a range of nutrients, enzymes, protein strands, dna structures, minerals and a range of ingredients that can all cause a variety of responses in the human body depending on what state the body is in at the time.
If your body is in desperate need of a vacation, detox, rest, rejuvenation or it’s really struggling to repair itself or fight off some condition then it’s so important that you eat the RIGHT food to support and that process and not foods that will antagonize the condition. This is how we need to view our foods.
What we eat will literally become us…
Our food either supports us in a state of repair or hinders it and eats away at our condition like rust in a car.
So it’s vital to know exactly what food is doing to your body every time you choose to eat it and know if you are helping improve your symptoms or make them worse.
If you are suffering any kind of condition that includes pain, bloating, gas, digestion issues, skin irritation, rapid aging and hormone imbalance, then you aren’t eating healthy. Even if you are eating salads and vegetables everyday, something in your diet is affecting your gut health and antagonizing your body.
So what can you do about it?
An elimination program is the number one way to find out how to work with your body rather than against it…
Taking a few weeks off your normal routine…
(Personally I prefer a 21 day minimum but it could depend on the severity of your symptoms)
Removing the BIG FOUR to start off with helps..
- Caffeine, just to give your body a rest and to help trigger into a detox cleanse.
Depending on symptoms you might also be better off avoiding nightshades like potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants etc (anything that grows at night) and possibly supplementing the liver to help support the process.
Once you have had a break you can begin to reintroduce foods slowly to see what response they have to your system.
This is a very general version of the elimination process. I do these with clients every day and they are often different for each person according to the condition of the body and the ailments but generally doing something like this you will feel an overall improvement.
Let me know if you have any questions on how to eliminate and stop eating healthy…