Sometimes Food Attacks
Several weeks ago I ate some salted pumpkin seeds (pepitos). Not long after, my neck became very itchy. I had been out in the garden earlier, so I though I had been stung in the neck by pesky mosquitos. The next day, I had more pumpkin seeds with some chopped up apples. Immediately, my neck began swelling and itching. I had hives on both sides of my neck, on my wrist and shoulder! This soon turned to eczema, an autoimmune reaction I get from gluten.
I knew there was no gluten in the pumpkin seed salt mixture, but did suspect corn starch. So I began doing some research and discovered that corn can mimic gluten! Oh my gosh, it’s in so many salad dressings, sauces and additives. Needless to say, the 5 pound weight loss victory I just had went away with all the inflammation in my body, which was fighting as hard as it could to calm everything down.
I quickly went on a strict gluten and corn free diet and was able to calm everything down without getting a steroid shot (which can suppress the entire immune system). In the beginning I was doing probiotic therapy twice a day to help my gut recover.
Inflammation Causes Disease and Holding Onto Weight
An inflamed gut is also known as a leaky gut. When the protective wall of the intestines becomes inflamed, the cells lining the intestinal wall weaken. Did you know a leaky gut could cause weight gain? In fact, obesity and a leaky gut usually go hand in hand.
What About The Fat Cells?
Fat cells do a lot more than store energy. They produce hormones, and they interrupt the immune system.
Clinical Nutritionist Lisa Best says it all: “When it comes to obesity, fat cells themselves will trigger the release of a distress signal. This signal activates the immune system and ignites the inflammatory cascade. A 2013 study published in Cell Metabolism found that growing fat cells act like they are infected. In other words, growing fat cells summon a “runaway immune response.”
My Method of Calming my System Down
An easy way to calm my system down included gluten and corn-free meal replacement smoothies. I didn’t feel deprived or hungry, but most of all, I didn’t have to worry about making my body flare up again by eating the wrong foods. I always keep Nutrimeal shakes on hand and create tasty fruit filled shakes or a smoothie bowl with coconut milk. (Many clients use almond, cashew milk, or just water.) A diet with rice and vegetables works well, with grass fed beef, as corn fed animals can produce a reaction.
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If you have an autoimmune disease, this is not a quick fix by any means. It’s a process, and something that must be managed daily – sometimes with the help of your physician.
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