Inflammation from our foods?

May 24, 2018

Yes that is right! We have control inflammation by the foods we eat!

Since the 70’s when the government started the “Green Revolution” to end world hunger, we have seen an increase in inflammation… inflammation such as arthritis, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s, as well as asthma and MANY more.

The Green Revolution was an idea to end world hunger. The plan was to alter the way that grains grew to make them grow faster. This would allow the USA to yield more grains and at a faster rate in order to supply grains around the world to less fortunate countries. This led grains to be added to our own food pyramid as a staple of the American diet.

What is Gluten?

Gluten is made up of two proteins: Gliadin + Glutenin. This is what makes our flour sticky to allow us to make breads, piecrusts, pizza crusts and crackers. Gliadin is the culprit in our sensitivity; it can lead to emotional disorders like depression, it’s an appetite stimulant, and it can also lead to digestive issues including leaky gut.

If you have a genetic tendency or family history with some of the chronic illnesses listed above, your environment (food) can turn these genes “on.” This is one of many reasons we are seeing an epidemic in all of these diseases. We are told that we need grains in our diets. However, we have more control over our health than we realize. Do we want to live our happiest years, in and out of the hospital? Do we want to be bedridden for our families to care for us because of a stroke or heart attack? Do we want to be in a hospital because we have Alzheimer’s disease? Do we want to be unable to enjoy our grandchildren and play with them? We HAVE control over our health… it is our environment; food is one of the biggest players in our environment.

Side Effects

When working with my clients, this is the first thing we focus on. Within two weeks, my clients say they no longer have joint pain, they are sleeping better, their brain is clear, and they have no more brain fog. Within two months, I’ve had clients come off cholesterol medications, high blood pressure medications, as well as throwing away their arthritis medications. The side effect from all of this was losing weight!! I’m not saying I cured all of these diseases. I’m saying that these clients have taken control of their lives and are dedicated to getting healthier… these were results of THEIR hard work!!

What do I eat?

This is a common question I get because grains are such a HUGE staple in our diets these days. Good replacements/alternatives are beans, squashes and sweet potatoes!! Make your favorite meal and use one of these substitutes instead.

You will get withdrawals; the best way to overcome them is to eat lots of healthy fats, such as avocados, and raw nuts. Be sure to also drink lots of water!!

List of grains:

Wheat
Oats
Rye
Quinoa
Barley
Amaranth
Triticale
Bulgar
Corn
Rice
Spelt
kamut
emmer
einkorn
Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
Panko
Seitan
Bran
Rusk
Roux

ABOUT Kate

Owner of K8 4 Wellness LLC. Kate Cretsinger, CNC, is a Certified Nutrition Coach. Kate’s path to becoming a Nutrition Coach began during her own struggles of migraines accompanied by bloody noses. Kate suffered 23 years from unexplained rashes, stomach pain, as well as many days of not being able to socialize due to severe stomach pain, headaches and joint pain. Kate became determined to take control of her own health through nutrition. In 2004, Kate graduated from University of New England with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. She became certified as a Nutrition Coach by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2015. In addition, Kate has over 15 years of experience in the health & wellness field as a personal trainer, instructor and nutrition coach.

To learn more about Kate and her unique approach to nutrition coaching by visiting her website at www.k84wellness.com. You can also follow Kate on Facebook @ K8 4 Wellness OR on Instagram at K8_4_Wellness

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