Want to lose weight, become healthier and mitigate or prevent autoimmune processes in your body? These goals are foremost in my mind and I know they are for those who seek care at my office. For the last several years - ALL the patients who have found their way to my office have an autoimmune disorder - and ALL have either a gluten intolerance gene or two, a celiac gene, or both.
Individuals come into my office with a variety of health challenges such as:
- autoimmune thyroid (especially Hashimoto's)
- celiac disease
- pernicious anemia
- multiple sclerosis
- alopecia areata
- autoimmune hepatitis
After in-depth testing and evaluation an individualized plan of care is developed around four key elements:
- Diet changes
- Lifestyle changes
- Specific supplementation
- Gut healing and inflammation quenching
The dietary changes the patient needs to make often involve eating a gluten free, casein free and soy free diet. Most people immediately think of going to the grocery store and buying substitutes for the typical junk food they are already used to eating. This is not how to heal. Instead, simple whole food centered around proteins, vegetables and certain fruits are the order of the day.
Here is an example recipe that one of my model patients submitted to me just a couple of day ago (THANKS):
Awesome Chia Breakfast
Whisk together the chia seeds and coconut milk. Let sit for 5 minutes. Whisk the mixture again to break up the natural gel clumping action of the chia seeds. Add fresh berries & nuts as you desire. Yum!
This particular patient writes: "I eat this for breakfast and it really sticks with me. I don't feel hungary for a long time".
You can purchase the chia seeds locally at a health food store, or in bulk at an online retailer.
I got mine here:
Also consider this sheet:
and this book:
For lunch today my wonderful wife, Sandy, whipped up a great delight too.
Oriental Chicken Soup
Cook the noodles according to package directions and drain the noodles. Bring the soup broth to a boil. Add your other ingredients and enjoy. Makes about about 4 servings.
These are examples of fast and easy things you can make. You just have to learn to try new things. This way of eating a gluten free, casein free and soy free diet in NOT expensive, unlike trying to substitute gluten free foods that are pre-made.
Try and enjoy these easy, delicious, healthy recipes!