I know it hasn't been a week since I blogged, but I am home on a "freeze" day, so I decided to blog. Hopefully you have been documenting what you have been eating and drinking. Are you seeing any patterns of foods that you may not tolerate well? It can be difficult to figure out without doing a total elimination diet. Electrodermal screening takes a lot of the guesswork out of the process. Sometimes it is not the foods that we are eating, but rather the preservatives in the food that cause us problems. With food sensitivities, the signs may show up a day or two after eating a food that doesn't agree with you. Rotating foods is a great way to give your body a break and be able to tolerate foods better. As an example, if you have gluten today, wait three or four days to have gluten again. Alternate the grains that you eat, and hopefully you will feel better. There are so many options available now that taste good, this is an easy option. Try brown rice, quinoa and corn, or other types of pastas. There are numerous breads made of alternate grains. Quinoa is a great and versatile grain that can be eaten for any meal. A goal for this week would be to try to stick to whole foods. If you see ingredients on the label that you don't recognize, don't eat it this week. Even better, buy whole ingredients, and create your own meals... if you are able to buy organic, you will be able to avoid pesticides, herbicides, additives, hormones, chemicals and more! Clean, simple eating will give your body a break, and hopefully improve your energy level and mood. Have a great week!
Shanna Seguin is a wife and mother of two. She is currently an Electrodermal Screening Technician with a background in Classical Naturopathy. She also is a high school special education teacher, and a nature enthusiast.