If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I have discovered things I didn’t know before that affect my health. And, since we are both humans knowing what I do and don’t eat and drink may benefit your health in the short term and long run.
Below at the bottom of the page I have to put a disclaimer. I am not a doctor, but that doesn’t mean I don’t know what I’m talking about. I can read and do the research, and try to cite valid papers backing up what I’m saying.
‘Eliminate a lot of health, weight loss and longevity guesswork and start eating 80-90% plant based whole food’
I don’t know about you, but the main problem I have had when I lost my 50 pounds is having mysterious aches and pains. I also think I have had Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and I know for sure I have suffered from Gout in the past. Neither of these I want in my life same as you wouldn’t. Who loves pain? Isn’t it better to prevent it in the first place? I say yes.
‘What I’ve learned is that we need to pay attention to our gut health. That means not killing off the friendly bacteria down there that protects us from the bad bacteria taking hold’
Health and diet are tricky things in their own nature. That’s why there are doctors. But, most aren’t trained much in nutrition, therefore we are kind of alone in that area unless you are lucky enough to have a doctor ‘in the know’ reasonably close to where you reside.
‘When I stopped drinking coffee, alcohol and eating rice my aches and pains began to disappear’
We want to avoid developing ‘leaky gut syndrome’. Having this disorder can actually cause autoimmune diseases like arthritis and many others. That’s me, maybe you too. So, I have stopped drinking a few things because I want to maintain a healthy micro-biome.
- Coffee because it has oils that destroys beneficial gut bacteria
- I drink Japanese green tea, instead
- Alcohol because it kills the good bacteria
- I drink sparkling water, instead
- I leave tap water out in the open to evaporate chlorine residual
- I don’t eat animal products
With leaky gut syndrome, your intestinal wall gets tiny holes in it. It becomes more permeable. Then, substances that normally don’t get through this protective gut barrier get in the body.
In defense, the body’s alarm bell rings and the immune system activates, causing painful inflammation like arthritis symptoms and even other so called autoimmune diseases.
Common food triggers causing pain in susceptible people…
- Alcohol made with grains like beer and whiskey
- Citrus Fruits
- Nitrites in hot dogs and lunch meats
- Monosodium glutamate
- Nuts, Peanuts, Cashews
- Red wine
- Refined Oils like corn and even most extra virgin olive oils
- Sugar and fructose
- Tea like black
- My goodness! What’s left to eat? Check out my diet, here
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.