The sand between my toes was a cool contrast to the warmth of first morning sun. Waves gently folded onto themselves as steam carried a comforting scent from the mug in my hands. Blissful stillness… except for the invading army pulling boats ashore and firing machine guns.
Okay, that army thing didn’t actually happen, but it is a picture of how I was with nutrition.
I was bouncing from this supplement to that, never quite realizing the full benefits – because of the attack.
At the time, gluten was still part of my diet. According to Dr. Alessio Fasano M.D. of Harvard, the gliadin protein in gluten quickly causes junctions in the gut lining to expand and ‘leak’ in all humans. The fancy name is intestinal permeability.
Once gliadin proteins breached the gut wall, my immune system responded by producing antibodies; little snipers to take out the foreign particles. But gliadin closely mimicked my own tissue, and my antibodies couldn’t tell the difference. So they attacked ME along with the gluten proteins.
The ongoing antibody attack was visible as irritability, anxiety, digestive distress, poor sleep, headaches, depression, acne, tonsillitis, gallstones, brain fog, frequent colds, grayish skin and pounds that wouldn’t come off. After I stopped eating foods that triggered my immune system (gluten, dairy and nightshades for me), all those problems went away.
Coffee on the beach improves life. Turmeric, apple cider vinegar, essential oils and enzymes improve life.
Stopping the invasion improves life more.
Here’s a plan to help you put nutrition improvements in the right context. You’re worth the effort.