Here are the second batch of food and beverage items that may cause you digestive and auto-immune problems.
Alcohol; The occasional glass of red wine offers you a boost of antioxidants, but in general all alcohol consumption increases the production of the C-reactive protein. This is this protein that is used in blood tests to establish the level of inflammation in someones body. Many alcoholic drinks contain high levels of sugar, and they are often mixed with sugary mixers. This causes problems with blood sugar levels, causing headaches and suppressing the immune system. In laboratory situations, pure alcohol is used to clean away bacteria, so is it any wonder that alcohol kills your gut flora, the bacterial biome that helps you digest food. Without the gut flora, your intestines are prone to leaky gut, which puts huge strain on your immune system and increases inflammation in the body.
Citrus Foods; Oranges, grapefruit, clementines, tangerines, satsumas, pomelos, and to some extent lemons and limes.
Animal products (mass produced grain fed); meat including beef, chicken, lamb, pork, turkey, goat, eggs, dairy, gelatine
Please note; I am not a doctor, and as such cannot give anyone medical advice on their condition. As a Holistic Therapist and Chef I can provide you with general information about diet, supplements and natural treatments. Please do your own homework when taking any supplements or changing your diet, and consult your medical practitioner to be sure you are safe, especially if you are taking any medication, have a medical condition, are pregnant or a nursing mother.
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