November 29, 2015

Holidays and the Inflammatory Food Problem

food and inflammationI hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. Rather than worry about whether I should have a second helping of stuffing with mashed potatoes and gravy, I just enjoyed myself. If you have been careful most of the time with your eating habits you shouldn’t have to worry about a weekend binge. By now the leftovers should be over for the most part. Either your body was able to digest things or due to the shock of the “richness” of the foods you have been spending more time visiting the porcelain seat. Regardless, it will take you about 65 hours to evacuate most of the problem. (From mouth to evacuation it takes your body approximately 60 to 65 hours to remove food stuffs from your system.)

For my patients whether they are fibromyalgia or general patients with inflammatory problems, chronic or new, I have them remove those foods that are found most commonly in an inflammatory diet. So, what are these supposed inflammatory foods? My fibromyalgia patients are well aware of removing the following foods from their diet for a period of 2 to 3 weeks; sugar, gluten, trans-fatty acids and dairy products. After many years of fighting, even the members in my own profession along with many other health professionals, there are many books published that are now advocating what I have stated is true.

You would be surprised how many hidden inflammatory allergic reactions are caused by the same foods you eat day after day. As a suggestion, take a food that you would consider your favorite and stop eating it for at least 2 weeks. Then add it to your diet and see what type of reaction your body goes through. The vast majority of individuals will have an adverse reaction such as headaches, itchy, scratchy, sneezy, sleepy, bloat, diarrhea, constipation, you name it.

Your choice. Continue eating the food, or stop and get healthy.

For more specific information contact me at my clinic: 480-948-4955.

Dr. Ken