Every day in my office I am asked questions such as:
Is dairy bad for me?
Can I eat wheat-nothing happens when I do?
I don’t have to be gluten free because my child is, do I?
I also hear statements like this:
My asthma isn’t related to food…
My kids don’t react to food dyes…
and I don’t get headaches from food, it’s because of stress.
Sugar is okay for me because I’m not overweight.
The answer to these questions and statements is that it matters who you are and what your body says is ok.
Yes there are basic healthy principles to follow when it comes to what to eat and why (tossing the food pyramid out the window would be your first smart move there), but it really comes down to what your body is dealing with and what it needs to have optimal health.
One of my clients last week brought in the above items from her home refrigerator and pantry because she wanted to know if these foods were okay for her. She brought in coconut oil, unsweetened cocoa powder, mixed nuts, spinach, and cashews.
Yes, all of those foods were ok for her, but there was another client who couldn’t tolerate whole almonds but could tolerate almond flour. It’s not for me or us to decide what works, if we leave it to our body to decide, it will tell you straight out what it needs. If you give it something it doesn’t want, it will use the law of karma and getcha every time. I use the method of Nutrition Response Testing to communicate with the body and bring it back in line.
Diarrhea, constipation, explosive bathroom trips after eating or the next morning, stomach cramps, headache, nausea, break outs, bloating and gas are all signs that things aren’t going so well in your deal old intestinal tract.
In short, pay attention to the signs your body is giving you, and notice how long you’ve been experiencing those signs and symptoms. Bad health, food intolerances and upset don’t “just happen”. It takes time for your body to build up some of these signs and for others, it may be as simple as a new stress in your life that’s caused new discomforts.
Dairy does have healing properties, the question is whether your body can handle it and what it needs to do to heal in the meantime.
What foods are you curious may be causing discomfort in your life?