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Eating isn’t, one size fits all

With so many diets in the media it’s hard to know what works and what’s a load of rubbish.  The truth is there is no ONE diet that will help you loose weight, increase energy, treat diabetes ect.

Question – So how do you figure out which works for me?
Answer – The elimination diet & discussion with your health care provider

(For more specifics on the Elimination Diet – see this post)

Each of the diets listed above has research studies showing benefit for treating acute illness or chronic disease, but this doesn’t mean everyone needs to follow a specific diet.

Before you jump into a restrictive diet make sure it’s right for you.

Here are some considerations you should make.

  • Choose whole foods – our Standard American/Canadian Diet involves eating too many packaged goods, and as result this impacts our overall nutrition.

  • Diet and Lifestyle changes can go a long way at treating chronic disease – type 2 diabetes is an excellent example of this.

  • Refined carbohydrates and sugars should be avoided – the lack of fiber and lack of nutrients wreak havoc on our immune system and promote obesity. 

  • Highly refined vegetable oils and trans fats are a bad idea – there are high amounts of omega 6 fatty acids that can promote inflammation, plus they oxidize easily.

 

This post is for educational purposes only, for specifics on Naturopathic Medicine please contact me for individual assessment. 
 

 

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