Health and Disease, Uncategorized

5 Triggers to Autoimmune Diseases

I couldn’t believe what the consultant was telling me.  He couldn’t see anything on the MRI scan that could be accounting for my pain, but as it was December he wanted to help me throug…Autoimmune diseases are increasingly common. About 50 million Americans are suffering from a least one kind.

If you have an autoimmune disease, it means that your body is basically attacking itself. Your immune system goes into overdrive and sees everything as a threat. Trying to protect you from this perceived danger, it starts fighting and attacking its own tissues and cells, mistaking them as hazards. This can lead to pain, discomfort, and all kinds of issues depending on the autoimmune condition you have.

So what are the top 5 triggers common in almost all autoimmune diseases?

 

5 Autoimmune Disease Triggers 

1. Sugar.  Processed sugar is a common offender for anyone’s health. It leads to inflammation and can trigger autoimmune symptoms. Use organic honey and eat dates, fruits, and root veggies for sweetness.

2. Quinoa.  Though it is gluten-free and a trendy protein-rich pseudo grain, in large amounts, it can actually provoke your immune system. Limit your quinoa consumption and stick to other gluten-free products instead.

3. Gluten. Gluten is a well-known offender of health. People with Celiac disease know to stay away from it, however, it is destructive to anyone with any other autoimmune condition as well. Switch to gluten-free to stay safe.

4. Dairy.  Due to molecular mimicry, casein in dairy can act like gluten in your body. It can cause your immune system to go haywire and trigger your symptoms. Switch to plant-based alternatives.

5. Milk chocolate.   It may be yummy, but all the refined sugar, dairy, unhealthy fats, and possible artificial ingredients make milk chocolate the enemy. Switch to dairy-free, extra dark chocolate, raw cacao, and carob products. If you need sweetness, fruit and root veggies are your best options.

 

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Diets and Weight Loss, Foods, Health and Disease, Uncategorized

Gluten Free: Almond Muffin in a Minute

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Gluten Free :  Almond Muffin in a Minute

 

INGREDIENTS

 

1/4 cup Almond Meal Flour

1 tsp Sucralose Based Sweetener (Sugar Substitute)

1/4 tsp Baking Powder (Straight Phosphate, Double Acting)

1/8 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Cinnamon  ( Saigon or Thai )

1 large Egg (Whole)

1 tsp Canola Vegetable Oil  ( I would try sesame or coconut oil)

 

DIRECTIONS

 

Place all dry ingredients in a coffee mug.  Stir to combine.

Add the egg and oil.  Stir until thoroughly combined.

Microwave for 1 minute. Use a knife if necessary to help remove the muffin from the cup, slice, butter, eat.

Note: Your MIM can be toasted once it’s cooked and topped with cream cheese if you like. Replace the cinnamon with other spices, sugar-free syrup or 1/2 tsp unsweetened cocoa (net carb count will be .2g higher).  Add a tablespoon of sour cream for a moister MIM.  Change the shape by making it in a bowl.

 

Please share with family and friends.  Call us if you need assistance with your healthcare needs.

 

Health and Wellness Associates

312-972-WELL

 

 

Foods, Health and Disease, Uncategorized

Banana Apple Oatmeal ( Grain Free )

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Banana Apple Oatmeal

 

Oatmeal is one of the most common and popular breakfast choices for Americans. It’s comforting, filling and delicious.

 

 

 

This recipe for oatmeal skips the grains altogether which is an added plus for those looking to avoid them. Instead delicious sweet fruit is used to mimic the consistency and comfort of oatmeal, with the added bonus of a ton of healing properties from the fruit.

 

 

 

This is a quick and easy to make recipe perfect for both adults and children. This recipe is enough for one adult as a light breakfast or as a snack. You can double or even triple the recipe if you like if you are hungry. And with an oatmeal as nourishing like this, you can enjoy it any time of day!

 

 

Banana Apple Oatmeal (Grain Free)

 

Ingredients:

2 ripe bananas

1 apple

A pinch of cinnamon

A handful of raisins

Optional: dried wild blueberries, cranberries, or chopped almonds/walnuts

 

 

Preparation:

  1. Place the bananas, apple, and cinnamon in a food processor and pulse until chunky and creamy.

 

  1. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and top with raisins, cinnamon and/or chopped apples. You can also add fresh berries, chopped pears or any other fruit of choice.

 

Please feel free to share this with family and friends, and to call us with your concerns

 

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Foods, Health and Disease

Never Go Gluten Free Cold Turkey

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Our

modern hybrid wheat varieties now pack up to 40 times more gluten than

traditional heirloom varieties and a whopping 1/3 of the US population is going

gluten free because of health-related wheat problems. Selective breeding,

hybridization and genetic modification have been used to “improve” wheat crop

yields and protein values. Around 105 million Americans are gluten free because

of allergies, sensitivities and intolerances to wheat, barley and rye gluten. A

growing body of evidence shows that up to 70% of the population suffers from

gluten intolerance or sensitivity. Simply going gluten-free has helped millions

recover from intestinal disease, neurological disorders, diabetes, heart

disease, arthritis, rashes and even schizophrenia.

NEVER:

Stop eating wheat immediately, at once or cold turkey!

People who have stopped eating wheat cold turkey, have ended in bad

results of seizures, mood disorders, disorinentation, making bad decision and

choices and a mass of intestinal problems, along with dementia or Alzheimers.

Contact us for information and a correct health care plan for YOU!

Health and Wellness Associates

312-972-WELL