If you are struggling with bloating, tiredness, sleep, cravings and achy joints you may be eating food every day that is causing your symptoms.
Hormone disrupting foods that will impact your gut health. They can cause bloating, inflammation and chronic tiredness.
Here is a list of some of the foods to avoid. You may want to take time to eliminate some or all and see if you notice any difference in your symptoms.
Sugars: white and brown, commercial honey, corn syrup, fructose, dextrose, maltose, maltodextrin – are all concentrated sugar.
Sugary foods: jams, jellies, fruit in syrup, desserts, fruit yoghurts, soft drinks, cordials, sweets, milk chocolate and fruit juice, biscuits, cakes and pastries.
White flours, breads, pasta, rice and pastries: refining flour means that essential nutrients and fibre are removed leaving very little but high glycaemic starch behind.
Processed vegetable oils found in margarines and spreads, salad dressings, ready meals, readymade stocks and gravies, packaged foods – check the label for vegetable oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, soybean oil.
Breakfast cereals: most commercial breakfast cereals are made with refined grains with added sugar and salt. This also includes cereal bars, even if labelled ‘healthy’.
Gluten grains: wheat, barley, rye, spelt. Replace with gluten free oats, quinoa, brown/wild rice, buckwheat, rice flour, almond flour, coconut flour, and other gluten free flours.
Corn: corn and corn-based products are from the grains family and can cause digestive discomfort.
Processed meats: salami, sausages, bacon, ham, luncheon meats – source of preservatives, salt and other additives. (Organic bacon from free range pigs is allowed).
Nonorganic meat: non-organic, intensively farmed beef, pork, chicken, lamb. Farmed fish: many salmon and tuna sources are intensively farmed. They are often higher in mercury and have much lower levels of nutrients due to their artificial diet. Look for wild and line-caught varieties
Alcohol: alcohol can put a strain on the liver and digestive tract, and it can also deplete essential vitamins. Limit or avoid altogether.
Nonorganic Dairy: nonorganic milk, cheese, cottage cheese, cream cheese, flavoured yoghurts.
Please watch this video series in the Thriving Gut Health free Facebook Group and on my You Tube channel. Subscribe while you are there so you can keep up to date with future videos.
Over 5 days I guide you through an elimination protocol so you can work out the foods that may be causing your symptoms.
If you want to fast track your results, book a call to find out about how comprehensive stool and hormone tests can help identify the root cause of your symptoms.
I offer a free ½ hr call to talk about the comprehensive stool and hormone tests I use to help guide your treatment plan.
Join the Free FB group here
Watch on YouTube here