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The Elimination Diet

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Do you think you might have a food allergy or sensitivity, but you aren't sure which foods to blame? Are you experiencing skin flare-ups, digestive issues, moodiness, or brain fog after meals? An elimination diet might be just what you need. Elimination diets are "short term eating plans that eliminate certain foods that may be causing allergies and other digestive reactions--then reintroduce the foods one at a time in order to determine which foods are, and are not, well-tolerated." It's estimated that over 15 million adults in the U.S alone suffer from food allergies and sensitivities. An elimination diet can help you pinpoint what is causing yours, and guide you in taking steps to heal your digestive system.

Which foods are removed during an elimination diet?

Eight foods account for almost all food reactions: milk, eggs, peanuts, nuts, wheat/gluten, soy, fish, and shellfish. Though elimination diets can vary in terms of exactly what foods are excluded, most will cut out:

  • gluten
  • dairy
  • soy
  • refined/added sugar
  • peanuts
  • corn
  • alcohol
  • eggs
  • all packaged, processed, and fast foods

How long does an elimination diet usually last?

Most diets last about 3-6 weeks. Antibodies--the proteins your immune system makes when it reacts to food--take about three weeks to dissipate. This is the minimum time needed for someone to fully heal from sensitivities, and notice improvements.

What are the benefits of an elimination diet?

There are so many benefits to doing an elimination diet. Here are just a few:

  • uncovers unknown food allergies
  • helps reduce digestive syndromes such as IBS and Leaky Gut
  • relieves skin irritations like eczema and acne
  • can help treat disorders such as ADHD, ADD, Autism, anxiety, and depression
  • calms inflammation, boosts your body's energy, and strengthens your immune system
  • increases awareness of the foods you eat, and which ones work best for your body

Elimination diets are not for losing weight, so don't think of them as quick ways to drop pounds. The goal is to heal your body.

This diet shouldn't last for more than 6 weeks--stay on it just long enough to pinpoint foods that aren't working for you. Continuing to follow such a strict diet for longer than 6 weeks can begin to deprive your body of the nutrients it needs to keep functioning at 100 percent.

Not sure how it's possible to cut so many foods out of your diet for 3-6 weeks, without running out of meals to make? There are tons of good websites that have elimination diet recipes, tips, and advice available to you for free. Or, you can stop by Nature's Finest Nutrition--we're always happy to help!

 

Sources:

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-24175/10-compelling-reasons-to-try-an-elimination-diet.html

https://draxe.com/elimination-diet/

Detox & Cleanse with Chlorophyll

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What is it?

Chlorophyll is the green pigment plants use to undergo photosynthesis. In particular, chlorophyll helps plants use light as energy.

It has a very similar chemical structure to that of human blood, allowing it to be easily absorbed and used by the body for a number of health benefits, including:

  • binding to heavy metals
  • alkalinizing the blood
  • reducing inflammation1483
  • boosting immune function
  • increasing red blood cell production
  • fighting cancer-causing carcinogens
  • aiding liver cleansing
  • accelerating the healing process
  • protecting skin health
  • eliminating body odor
  • helping dissolve kidney stones
  • balancing blood sugar levels
  • reducing appetite
  • and more!

Chlorophyll has many anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects in the body. It's important for circulatory, digestive, and immune health, with powerful cleansing effects. too.

It has even been found to help fight candida yeast.

Nature's Sunshine's Liquid Chlorophyll comes in regular and extra-strength potency options. Theirs is naturally sweetened with spearmint oil for a fresh, energizing superfood drink.

As we like to say, "If you're green on the inside, you're clean on the inside!"

Customer Testimonies

Michelle C. “For 25 years I’ve suffered with anemia. My doctors wanted to give me iron shots, but I knew there had to be a better way to get the iron I needed. I came to Jim and he told me to drink Liquid Chlorophyll. In 4 weeks the iron level in my blood test went from 9 to 13!! I don’t suffer from anemia anymore! I feel less tired, and more energetic!”

Wanda H. "For a long time I've lived with a very poor appetite, and stomach pain. When I came to Nature’s Finest, I sampled some Liquid Chlorophyll. On the way home, just 10 or 15 minutes later, my appetite returned, my stomach did not hurt, and I was able to eat a very good amount for lunch. My stomach felt soothed, relaxed, and nourished! I returned immediately to Nature’s Finest to buy my own quart of Chlorophyll."

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For more info or to order, reach us by phone at (423) 899-8422 or by email at naturesfinestnutrition (at) gmail.com.

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Please note: We do not directly or indirectly give medical advice or prescribe through alternative treatment.  We recommend that people contact their doctor if they need a medical diagnosis. We assume no responsibility if anyone decides to use this information, which is of historical value, for they are choosing to prescribe for themselves. Healing is sometimes a slow process, and we suggest that you do not stop taking any medications without the guidance of a doctor.

Sources: https://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/10-amazing-benefits-of-chlorophyll/ https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/chlorophyll-the-great-detoxer/ https://draxe.com/chlorophyll-benefits/