If you have an autoimmune disease, you know that cutting red meat from the diet is often one of the first pieces of dietary advice out there. Do a Google search on “red meat and autoimmunity”, and find this notion at every click. But is ditching red meat really the right thing to do, or does it stem from a widely-held, yet unsubstantiated view that
Intuitively, we know that what we eat impacts how we feel. The Diet section will cover diets advertised to help autoimmune symptoms and flares, leaky gut and research on trigger foods such as caffeine, alcohol and sugar.
What conditions is this diet best for? Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride MD, author of Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS), lists the following conditions as GAPS conditions: ADD/ADHD Allergies Asthma Autism Bipolar Disorder Depression Dyslexia Dyspraxia Eating disorders Eczema Obsessive-Compulsive disorder Schizophrenia Autoimmune disease Dr. McBride also discusses treatment of epilepsy and seizures with the GAPS Nutritional Program. The purpose of the GAPS Diet is to heal
Why do calories ‘count’? I love this infographic for its simplicity in explaining why the calories you’d eat in a low-glycemic diet are better ones than those in the Atkins diet. And if you ever get overwhelmed like me with all of the autoimmune diets out there — and the difficulty sticking to them for the duration — this guide is a fairly straightforward way
What encompasses an anti-inflammatory way of eating? Anti-inflammatory eating is multi-faceted and highly individual. Eating an array of whole foods, rich in antioxidants and nutrients, as well as good hydration, are key foundational factors; however, to calm inflammation and address an autoimmune disease process, the first and most important dietary step is to identify and remove the foods that are causing an inflammatory response in
With Thanksgiving approaching quickly, I have been excitedly planning our holiday feast, but accommodating a variety of friends’ and family’s food allergies and preferences can be tough… especially when you’re crafting an autoimmune-friendly meal. As I’m a sucker for traditional foods, I am one for taking my holiday favorites and tweaking them to accommodate my autoimmune needs. I experiment and have fun, but am also