Vegan Day 4 ✔️

After hearing from a vegan friend just how great and healthy she feels since adopting the lifestyle, I decided I wanted to give it a try. Assuming my kitchen pantry wasn’t prepared and I’d be short of recipes if I didn’t do my research fast, I set a plan for 1 week vegan. I chose vegan for my health, to give my body and digestive system a bit of a break and allow for better healing and detoxification. So far it’s going great. I feel lighter. It doesn’t feel like I have a baby growing inside of me every time i eat. I have suffered absolutely no GI discomfort at all. (⬅️Seems like a miracle!) My future as a vegan holds many possibilities right now… Originally I thought I would practice veganism the first week of every month as a refresher for my body. Now that I’m enjoying it and learning the benefits I’m going to play with it a little and create my own dietary lifestyle. I would like to incorporate fish into my diet, I never had discomfort when eating seafood. I may also introduce eggs into my diet, but I’m going to see first if it bothers me. Adopting the vegan lifestyle is not easy. At the end of the week i will only incorporate meat into one meal per day, if that. Remaining dairy-free is important because it’s already something I’ve been instructed to do but just had a hard time with. I have also not given up honey or bee pollen- manukau honey and bee pollen are 2 things I use as supplements to benefit my health In ways that I really need. I may not be a true vegan but having a taste of this lifestyle is teaching me a lot and I will be able to develop eating habits that best accommodate and further improve my health.

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Reasons to Go Gluten-Free
By Danna Korn and Connie Sarros
A gluten-free diet isn’t just for those with celiac disease or a wheat allergy. Although eating wheat products, especially whole wheat, does offer some health benefits, the gluten can actually be harmful. Here are some reasons you may want to go gluten-free.

Humans don’t fully digest wheat. The undigested portions of wheat begin to ferment, producing gas. Icky, belchable, fart-forming gas.


Wheat is a pro-inflammatory agent. A pro-inflammatory agent is rapidly converted to sugar, causing a rise in the body’s insulin levels, causing a burst of inflammation at the cellular level, among other problems.


Wheat can cause leaky gut syndrome. Leaky gut syndrome is a condition whereby stuff is leaking from your gut into your bloodstream — stuff that shouldn’t be there, such as toxins.


Refined wheat has little nutritional value. Did you know that manufacturers actually have to enrich refined wheat because they’ve taken out all the nutrients? And even then, the wheat’s not that valuable, nutritionally speaking.


Wheat is one of the top-eight allergens. Millions of people are allergic to wheat — so many, in fact, that it has made it onto the top-eight allergen list.


Many people have gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, and don’t know it. So, how many people fall into this category? No one knows for sure. But 1 in 100 people has celiac disease — but most don’t know it. No one knows how many people have gluten sensitivity, but estimates are that it may be as high as 50 percent, or even 70 percent, of the population.
My mom had a variety of ailments which did not at ALL seem to relate to food… from panic attacks which inhibited her form leaving the house, to TERRIBLE bloating and stomach pains. We never could figure out what the problem was. She tried everything in the book, from therapies, to herbal remedies to medications to alternative therapies. NOTHING worked. Then one day a makeup artist that was working on a shoot with us mentioned she had developed an intolerance to gluten… her symptoms sounded a LOT like those my mom had gone through.. But once she stopped eating the stuff, her symptoms went away. It has taken my mom several years, but after going off of wheat and gluten, she is now almost 100% back to normal. No matter WHAT symptoms you have, it could VERY likely be related to your diet. Think about it… we EAT every single day and the things we eat determine how we feel and how well our body functions. You may not even realize you have developed an allergy or intolerance to a specific food, but it may be the cause for your symptoms. If you think you may have a wheat or gluten allergy, let your physician know… they can test you for it. 

muffintop-less:

Reasons to Go Gluten-Free

By Danna Korn and Connie Sarros

A gluten-free diet isn’t just for those with celiac disease or a wheat allergy. Although eating wheat products, especially whole wheat, does offer some health benefits, the gluten can actually be harmful. Here are some reasons you may want to go gluten-free.

  • Humans don’t fully digest wheat. The undigested portions of wheat begin to ferment, producing gas. Icky, belchable, fart-forming gas.

  • Wheat is a pro-inflammatory agent. A pro-inflammatory agent is rapidly converted to sugar, causing a rise in the body’s insulin levels, causing a burst of inflammation at the cellular level, among other problems.

  • Wheat can cause leaky gut syndrome. Leaky gut syndrome is a condition whereby stuff is leaking from your gut into your bloodstream — stuff that shouldn’t be there, such as toxins.

  • Refined wheat has little nutritional value. Did you know that manufacturers actually have to enrich refined wheat because they’ve taken out all the nutrients? And even then, the wheat’s not that valuable, nutritionally speaking.

  • Wheat is one of the top-eight allergens. Millions of people are allergic to wheat — so many, in fact, that it has made it onto the top-eight allergen list.

  • Many people have gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, and don’t know it. So, how many people fall into this category? No one knows for sure. But 1 in 100 people has celiac disease — but most don’t know it. No one knows how many people have gluten sensitivity, but estimates are that it may be as high as 50 percent, or even 70 percent, of the population.

    My mom had a variety of ailments which did not at ALL seem to relate to food… from panic attacks which inhibited her form leaving the house, to TERRIBLE bloating and stomach pains. We never could figure out what the problem was. She tried everything in the book, from therapies, to herbal remedies to medications to alternative therapies. NOTHING worked. Then one day a makeup artist that was working on a shoot with us mentioned she had developed an intolerance to gluten… her symptoms sounded a LOT like those my mom had gone through.. But once she stopped eating the stuff, her symptoms went away. It has taken my mom several years, but after going off of wheat and gluten, she is now almost 100% back to normal. 
    No matter WHAT symptoms you have, it could VERY likely be related to your diet. Think about it… we EAT every single day and the things we eat determine how we feel and how well our body functions. You may not even realize you have developed an allergy or intolerance to a specific food, but it may be the cause for your symptoms. 
    If you think you may have a wheat or gluten allergy, let your physician know… they can test you for it. 

(via prettyfitbody)

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