Leaky Gut Syndrome Natural Health Advice for Healing Leaky Gut Syndrome
  • Nov
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    processed junk foodI borrowed (stole actually!) this great leaky gut diet tip from a great fitness expert that, like me, understands the importance of the foods that you eat to your health. You probably don’t stop to the think about the psychological practices that so many of the processed food companies use to “convince” you to buy their unhealthy products.

    Before I go any further, I’ll tell you this great leaky gut diet tip.

    If a food product has to use its packaging or other advertising to sell you then that alone should be a clue that you should not eat it!

    Think about it… When is the last time you saw a marketing campaign or television commercial for apples? When you buy fresh meat at the store does it come in a box or does it have a bunch of bright colors and smiley faces all over it? When was the last time you had to read the print on a package of strawberries before deciding whether or not they are healthy?

    It’s all about food psychology.

    Your brain is pre-wired to know what foods are good for you and what you need. That is why when you see an apple by itself you eat it without question. It doesn’t need fancy advertising to sell you. All you need to see is that it looks and tastes like an apple. It is all natural instinct.

    processed foodThese other processed foods that come in all kinds of boxes and packages on the other hand have to spend millions of dollars in advertising and marketing to bypass your natural instinct and reprogram your brain to convince you to eat their processed foods. They play off the fact that your brain is programmed to interpret bright colors (naturally found in fruits & vegetables) as foods. So they mimic these colors and make them even brighter on their packaging to further confuse your instinct. Without the television commercials and bright colors you would probably walk right by them because your brain does not naturally interpret a cardboard box or plastic packaging as food.

    So the next time you are strolling through the grocery store, keep this great leaky gut diet tip in the back of your mind. If the box jumps out at you then just keep walking until you are instinctually drawn to some natural and whole foods. I’d bet you would start seeing some improvement in your leaky gut and chronic symptoms.

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    Happy day after Halloween!

    I hope you had fun last night whether you were out trick-or-treating or home handing out candy. I spent my night out with my family and my 2 year old son going door to door collecting leaky gut promoting high fructose corn syrup ridden candy. That Halloween candy is worse for your health than you probably thought.

    Yes, I am quite the health nut but that doesn’t mean that I don’t want my son to enjoy on all the fun holidays or festivities. So last night I wanted to keep my little “organic free-range chicken” up to par with organic standards which isn’t easy on a night where all regards for health are tossed out the window.

    organic free-range chickenBut as you can see, I also couldn’t resist dressing him up in an adorable costume and taking pictures to use as blackmail for a little later in life.

    Of course my little chick wanted candy of his own just like all the other kids but I came prepared. To avoid all that high fructose corn syrup, I emptied some wrappers from some of the more popular candies and filled them with more health healthy candy alternatives like organic macaroons and dates which contain only all natural ingredients. When he wanted a piece of candy, I made sure he got one of my special treats. The best part was he never knew the difference.

    Whatever you did last night is in the past (including eating all that Halloween candy!). Do yourself, your kids, and your leaky gut a favor and toss out whatever Halloween candy you might have left and replace it with a healthier alternative like I mentioned above. Halloween or not, you should cut all processed candy out of your diet.

    6 Reasons Why You and Your Leaky Gut Should Stay Away From High Fructose Corn Syrup

    1. It travels straight to the liver where it is metabolized directly into fat. In fact it converts to fat more than any other sugar.

    2. A recent study found evidence that it contributes to the development of diabetes.

    3. It causes you to eat more, consume more calories, and gain weight because it does not stimulate production of the hormone leptin which works to regulate your appetite and signal to your brain that you are full.

    4. It is highly processed and contains no enzymes, vitamins, or minerals. Instead it strips your body of these much needed micro-nutrients.

    5. The fructose in high fructose corn syrup is not the same as fructose in fruit. It is chemically altered and the body doesn’t even recognize it as a food. Also, it is almost always made out of genetically modified corn.

    6. It has been shown to increase osteoporosis, tooth decay, anemia, osteoarthritis, and many other leaky gut symptoms.

    Do yourself a favor and ditch the Halloween candy filled with high fructose corn syrup. There are tons of healthier alternatives that will leave you more satisfied and healthier in the long run.

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