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One of the most important things you can do to get in control of your health is to stop eating the foods that are causing inflammation in your body! Most of us eat too much, so it’s usually not because of a lack of nutrition, although it could be.

We’re all different. What’s good for you may not be good for me. Basically, it’s all about finding out what’s good for your body and what can decrease the chronic inflammation in your body. Inflammation leads to disease. If you figure it out, the rewards are enormous! You’ll feel younger, be mentally sharper, and you won’t age as fast. Your skin can even look better, and your overall mood will improve.

Digital illustration of human bodySince our goal is to keep inflammation to a minimum, we need to avoid the foods that do this to us. Some diseases related to chronic inflammation are cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, and more. Inflammation can be caused by food sensitivities, parasites, or infections. Toxins also can lead to inflammation.

So what can we do about this? Reduce the inflammatory load on your body. We need to find out what is going on in our bodies and decrease the inflammation so our bodies can function better and we can feel great too! Eating the wrong foods can cause damage, which can age us faster as well.

The bonus is that when you find out which foods are right for you, you’ll also lose weight easier. It gives you slow and steady weight loss by eating differently, rather than starving yourself. Food cravings and addictions also go away.

If you suffer with migraines, hives, IBS, depression and/or brain fog (among numerous other issues), it could be caused by inflammation from foods you are eating.

Here are some symptoms that may indicate your food is causing your problems:

  • Persistent fatigue not helped by rest
  • Over- or under-weight or a history of fluctuating weight
  • Occasional swellings of the face, hands, abdomen or ankles
  • Palpitations, particularly just after eating
  • Excessive sweating
  • Red or itchy eyes
  • Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Itching
  • Eczema
  • Blotches on the skin
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Dyspepsia, abdominal distress, flatulence
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Variable bowel function
  • Unusually slow or rapid heartbeat
  • Pain in the chest
  • High blood pressure
  • Cramps in limbs
  • Chilblains
  • Feeling faint
  • Feeling unwell all over
  • Stiffness in throat or tongue
  • Water retention
  • Terrible thoughts on waking
  • Shaking in the morning
  • Slow getting started in the morning
  • Insomnia
  • Crabby on waking
  • Abrupt changes from well to unwell
  • Rash that isn’t eczema
  • Aching muscles
  • Swollen painful joints
  • Headache (including migraine)
  • Convulsions or fits
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Giddiness
  • Nausea
  • Frequent urination
  • “Dopey” feeling (brain fog)
  • Inability to think clearly (“woolly brain”)
  • Irritability
  • Panic attacks
  • Feeling unreal, depersonalized
  • Lack of confidence
  • Mood swings
  • Sudden sneezing
  • High mood (undue elation)
  • Low mood
  • Mood swings
  • Menstrual difficulties
  • General slowing down
  • General speeding up
  • Tingling all over
  • Vomiting without nausea
  • Sudden tiredness after eating
  • Sudden chills after eating
  • Feeling totally drained and exhausted
  • Eating binges
  • “Flu-like state” that isn’t really flu

If you have 5 or more of these things going on, you probably suffer from hidden food sensitivities or infections.

The good news: You can make some changes and see dramatic results!

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Millions of people suffer from indigestion or acid reflux, and the first thing they may do is take an antacid for relief. However, long-term use of antacids can actually cause additional problems.

Stomach on fireHere are three reasons why this may not be a good thing:

  • Proteins aren’t broken down well and certain minerals aren’t being absorbed because you need stomach acid to do this. This can cause a serious gas problem.
  • The above may then cause a protein deficiency. Your body may rob protein from joint surfaces and this may lead to arthritis.
  • Lack of stomach acid impairs the digestion & absorption of calcium which can lead to osteoporosis and muscle cramps.

To make sure your health doesn’t suffer, eat the protein foods at the beginning of your meal. If you begin with a salad, you waste your stomach acid on the salad. Therefore, by the time you eat your protein, you may run out of acid to digest it and that’s when you need it most! Eat the vegetable or salad with your protein or afterwards.

If you need more help, consider taking HCL or hydrochloric acid with your meals to help you digest your protein. Take one or two tablets after you eat. Let your stomach do its best while eating, and then you can assist it by taking these when done eating.

Once your system is re-acidified, you may need further assistance to break down other foods you eat and be able to absorb the nutrients that your body needs to stay healthy and strong. Look for pepsin and betaine hydrochloride on the label.

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