Thank you for your reply to my article “From Walking with a Walker to Walking 5 Miles“. I had so many replies and requests to write about this subject that I thought I had better not put it off too long.
When we think about anti-inflammatory foods we have to think about 2 aspects of an anti-inflammatory diet. Foods we can eat and the foods we need to avoid. Some foods irritate the digestive system and ultimately the joints and some foods calm the digestive system causing less body system irritations. We will look at several of these pieces.
The other piece of this is that it will look different for you than it will for me and different for me than someone else you know. There may be some family similarities but not always.
One thing to you might consider if you are really ready to figure out what foods are bothering you the most is to try a 30-day whole food re-set. I have done one and it is really eye-opening. I am not the best guide on one of these so I will refer you to a book if you are interested in doing that.Whole: The 30 Day Whole Foods Challenge
What I will do for you though is help you with some basics. There are actually groups of inflammatory foods. So you may be sensitive to one but not the other. That is why eating a clean diet for 3 weeks to 30 days is so helpful when beginning this journey.
Sugar is probably the most inflammatory of all the foods. We have a list of sugars and hidden names for sugars. Most sweeteners are really not safe either because they are highly processed foods. The only sweetener that I trust is Stevia. There are some good stevia choices now that don’t leave a bitter after taste. Let me know if that is something you are interested in.
Here is a handy list: 61 Hidden Names for SugarRead More…
The doTERRA Introductory Kit is a great way to start with these 3 simple Oils. Lemon, Lavender, & Peppermint.
They have such a combination of properties that are helpful for so many things.
Grapefruit oil is useful for so many different things.
But one of my favorite benefits of the oil is that it can uplift your mood.
I like to apply it to my temples and wrists on a rough day. It leaves me feeling refreshed and happy!
It is also very Pleasant to diffuse .
I love that I can include one sachet of PB Assist Jr in my kid’s lunch and know that it provides an amazing probiotic (that will actually get eaten).
This is a great twist on a holiday classic. I love gingerbread cookies, and these are made with Ginger essential oil!
These delicious Gingerbread Cookies will be a huge hit during your next holiday event. These cookies are gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan, so you can happily offer them to your friends and family who have diet restrictions. Plus, they taste great and can be enjoyed by all.
1 1/3 cup buckwheat flour
2/3 cup tapioca flour
2/3 cup sorghum flour
1 tablespoon chia seed meal
1 tablespoon flax seed meal
1/3 cup of coconut palm sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 drops Cinnamon essential oil
2 drops Ginger essential oil
2 drops Clove essential oil
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons molasses
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
45 drops Liquid Stevia
I’m definitely using DigestZen for the inevitable after-Thanksgiving coma.
If you become miserable put some directly on your tummy 🙂
Another way to use it is 1 or 2 drops in a capsule after your meal.
When I’m feeling sluggish or bloated, I take 1 or 2 drops of Fennel oil internally. Why?
It helps promote a healthy metabolism, liver function, and circulation.
And, as an added bonus, Fennel essential oil may also help support the health of the lungs and respiratory tract.
Spearmint has a sweet, minty, fresh flavor and aroma. It is great to diffuse or use topically with a carrier oil. Also Great for cooking.
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with Carrier Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
Keep away from eyes and sensitive skin.
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