Nutritional Education

Here a few nutritional guidelines for anti-inflammation:

ELIMINATING GLUTEN

Your health challenge suggests that removal of toxins from your body is an important aspect of regaining your health and function. Exposure to toxins is a daily occurrence for every individual which happens secondary to air pollutants (such as carbon dioxide and coal smoke from generators), water pollutants ( such as arsenic and e coli) and the food we ingest. In completing the gluten elimination diet, you will take a burden off of your overburdened detoxification systems in the liver, kidneys, and colon, allowing the systems to recover and regain efficient and effective function. This allows your body to remove all toxins, which in turn assists your body in healing and reaching your goals. Your current health challenge will benefit from avoiding gluten. Gluten is a protein-carbohydrate insoluble mixture which is contained in Wheat, Barley, and Rye. This handout will assist in educating you regarding products to avoid and make suggestions for appropriate substations. Your reaction to the diet may vary, but in general, you may expect to see an increase in your energy level, a decrease in mental fogginess, and a decrease in body pain with corresponding increased functional levels. Some individuals experience an adjustment phase as the body begins the detoxification process. This phase usually last approximately one week. Symptoms may very from changes in sleep patterns, joint stiffness, gastrointestinal function and headaches or lightheadedness.
Foods containing gluten which should be avoided during your elminitation diet:
1. Wheat products 2. Barley products 3. Rye Products

The following is a listing of foods to avoid followed by foods which may be substituted while you are eliminating gluten from your diet.

PRODUCT AVOID ALLOWED
Breads and Crackers Wheat Bread
Wheat Tortillas
Wheat Flour
Barley Bread
Rye Bread
Crackers
Croutons
Bread Crumb Mix
Biscuits
Doughnuts
Graham Crackers
Soda Crackers
Pie Crust w/ Wheat
Flour Base
Rice Breads
Potato Flour Breads
Quinoa Breads
Soy Flour Breads
Bean Flour Breads
Rice Crackers
Rice Cakes
Corn Tortillas
Corn Crackers
Protein Sources Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein
Gluten Based Sauces in:
-Eggs
-Meat
-Seafood
Red Meat
Fish
Tempeh
Eggs
Beans
Lentils
Hummus
Baba Gannouj
Condiments Soy Sauce
Some Ketchups
Some Mustards
Some Curry Powders
Salt
Pepper
Herbs
Most Rice, Cider & Wine Vinegars
Bragg’s Liquid Amino Acids
Gluten-Free Curry Powder
Baking Powder
Baking Soda
Fruits Canned Fruit w/ Gluten thickeners such as Pie Filling
Cookies, Cakes, Candy, Pies w/ Gluten Base for Flour or Filling
Most Puddings
Ice Cream Cones
Dessert with Malt Flavor
Some Confectioner’s Sugar
Fresh Fruit
Frozen Fruit
Cookies, Cakes, Candy, Pies, w/Gluten Free Base
Puddings w/ Rice
Tapioca
Cornstarch
Gelatins
Custard
Grains Wheat
Barley
Rye
Tritcale
Bulgur
Amaranth
Quinoa
Buckwheat
Corn Rice
Millet
Beverages Beer
Ale
Gin
Whiskey
Grain Vodka
Instant Coffees
Postum
Ovaltine
Root Beer
Green Tea
Tea
Herbal Tea
Coffee
Cocoa
Rum
Tequila
Wine
Vegetables Creamed Vegetables
Breaded Vegetables
Canned Baked Beans
Fresh Vegetables
Frozen Vegetables
Beans
Split Peas
Lentils
 Pastas Semolina Pasta
Couscous
Rye Pasta
Barley Pasta
Wheat Pasta
Vegetable Flavored Pasta w/ Wheat or Semolina Base
Rice Pasta
Lentil Pasta
Bean Threads
Corn Pasta
Tapioca Pasta
Quinoa Pasta
Rice Noodles
Soy Pasta
Pototo Pasta
Cereals Dry Oat Cereal
Dry Cereal with Barley Malt or Malt Flavors
Granola with Wheat, Rye, or Barley
Hot Rice Cereal
Hot Quinoa Cereal
Hominy and Grits
Dry Cereals of Quinoa, Rice, Corn, no Malt
Perky’s Nutty Rice and Corn

Eliminating Processed Sugars

Your health challenge suggests that removal of toxins from your body is an important aspect of regaining your health and function. Exposure to toxins is a daily occurrence for every individual which happens secondary to air pollutants (such as carbon dioxide and coal smoke from generators), water pollutants (such as arsenic and e. coli) and the food we ingest. In completing the processed sugar elimination diet, you will take a burden off of your over burdened detoxification systems in the liver and kidneys allowing these systems to recover and regain efficient and effective function. This allows your body to then work in detoxifying all toxins in a way which will assist your body in healing and reaching all goals that you established for yourself.

Your current health challenge will benefit from eliminating processed sugars from your diet. This handout will explain why you have been asked to eliminate processed sugar, what types of foods to avoid, and what to look for in food labels.

You have been asked to eliminate processed sugars for the following reasons:

  1. Processed sugars bind with vitamins and minerals in your body thus depleting your body’s supply of vital nutrients for health and healing.
  2. Processed sugars bind with and dissolve B vitamins in the digestive tract causing resultant health problems in the skin, nerves, and digestive system, while at the same time causing an undesirable stress reaction.
  3. Processed sugar requires insulin production which in turn assists in your body metabolizing and storing fat.
  4. Processed sugar depresses the immune systems by inhibiting the endocrine system. This decreases your body’s ability to heal.
  5. Medical research shows that processed sugar lowers the body’s ability to control and heal diseases such as diabetes, hypoglycemia, cancer, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

Your reaction to the diet may vary, but in general, you may expect to see and increase in your energy level, a decrease in mental fogginess, and a decrease in body pain with corresponding increased functional levels. Some individuals experience an adjustment phase as the body begins the detoxification process. This phase usually lasts approximately one week. Symptoms may vary from changes in sleep patterns, joint stiffness, gastrointestinal function and headaches or lightheadedness.

Avoid the food with the following substances as ingredients:

  1. Sugar
  2. Brown Sugar
  3. Sucrose
  4. Cane sugar/syrup
  5. Glucose
  6. Dextrose
  7. Fructose
  8. Corn syrup
  9. Corn sugar
  10. Sucanat
  11. Turbinado
  12. Fruit juice concentrates
  13. Beet sugar
  14. Beet syrup
  15. High-fructose corn syrup
  16. High-maltose corn syrup
  17. Malitol
  18. Sorbitol
  19. Mannitol
  20. Isomalt
  21. Erythritol
  22. All alcoholic beverages
  23. Aspartame
  24. Nutrisweet
  25. Saccharin
  26. Splenda

Aspartame, Nutrisweet, Saccharin are artificial sweeteners which are used in many products such as soda, yogurts, chewing gum and desserts.

Unprocessed sugars are sugars which still have vital nutrients to include vitamins and minerals. For this reason, it is processed differently by your body in digestion. Remember that sugar addiction is valid and those foods which are sweet to taste may perpetuate you body’s desire for sugar regardless of the body’s metabolism of such items.

Unprocessed sugars which may be allowable in small amounts are :

  1. Raw honey (this honey is not heated above hive temperature in processing)
  2. Pure maple sugar
  3. Brown rice syrup
  4. Molasses
  5. Stevia
  6. Unprocessed fruit juices
  7. Agave
  8. Xylitol
  9. Coconut Sugar

It is important to read the labels of food products in order to avoid sugar products. The above list does not mean that these things must be avoided in total. There are products in the categories listed below which do not contain sugar or sugar products. This list is only to assist you as you begin the label reading process, which will help you determined which foods have hidden sugars as ingredients.

Sugar to sugar substitutes are found on the labels of several types of foods including but not limited to:

  1. Condiments (ketchup, relish, mustard)
  2. Tooth paste
  3. Yogurts
  4. Spaghetti sauces
  5. Prepared meats
  6. Prepared frozen entrees
  7. Breads
  8. Muffins
  9. Salad Dressings
  10. Soups
  11. Chewing gum

**These are recommendations for anti-inflammatory effect**

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