Cravings got you down?
Is it chips and salsa you crave? Or straight up milk chocolates filled with caramel? Or both!
Whatever your cravings are…they are the subtle signals from the body that you are in need of a reset.
Begging you to come closer and listen…to what the body really needs right now.
Cravings are a telltale sign that you have inflammation in your gut.
Growing up as a sugar addict for well over 20 years, I can tell you there is hope!
Do you feel out of control with your health right now because of your cravings?
You might even feel bloated, which is your first sign that your body may be asking for you to hit the reset button.
This is likely as there is some level of gut permeability going on in the body and an overgrowth of bad bacteria.
When we have an overgrowth of bad bacteria, we have cravings for sweet treats and/or salty foods, because this is what they feed on.
If we let this imbalance grow, then we are no longer in control and we are not running the show.
When we don’t address the cravings, then inflammation is the result, which can later be followed by dis-ease.
Have you heard that all disease starts in the gut?
So you can see that it is of paramount importance to listen to your cravings and start to understand why you have them, and what you can do about them.
I want to empower you to do just that.
We’ve all heard of “anti-inflammatory foods”, because more and more research is showing that the only way to beat the stress we put on our bodies is to put on our armor.
Our armor is stress management, whole fruits and vegetables, meat from hormone free and pasture raised animals, connecting with loved ones, maintaining a gratitude practice, having an exercise routine we love, and doing a job everyday that fulfills your passion and purpose.
That’s a long list right?
Well, the good news is that you have a lifetime to make baby steps and create these habits. You just need to get started.
So, let’s start with what inflammation looks like in addition to cravings.
What does it look like when you have inflammation?
- Chronic pain
- Swollen belly
- Skin rash
Just to name a few….
These are all signs that your body wants support.
There are certain foods that can cause inflammation in the body, so really once you learn which ones are giving you trouble, you can identify them and then learn when is an acceptable time to have them and when it’s not.
Learning what feeds your body and what feeds inflammation is the secret to success when it comes to long term health and a healthy relationship with your body.
The problem with many of my clients is that they got brainwashed to think that these “symptoms” are normal, seasonal, or influenced by genetics.
They’ve been pushing through for a long time, taking Advil, Aleve, etc. to treat some of these symptoms.
This can cause it to take longer to reverse, but totally possible through diet, lifestyle, and fitness modifications.
I love the “aha” moments from my clients when they learn that those chronic pains in their hands actually flared up when they ate certain foods, and went away when they gave them up.
How powerful is that?
My goal is to get you the tools you need to lead an empowering and healthy life, in every area of your life.
No matter how you look at it, it all starts with the food you are feeding your body.
I believe that even with a regular spiritual practice, a loving family, a supportive community, and a fitness routine fit for an athlete, if you are causing inflammation in your body you won’t be able to connect with your heart – the essence of who you really are.
You simply can’t hear your intuition as well as long as your body is being bombarded by artificial chemicals, processed foods, and conventional meat.
Here’s the information you need to start to take charge of your health:
Top inflammatory foods to avoid:
- Nuts and seeds
This is a great tool for your back pocket, but you may find yourself saying “Now what”?
If this is you, then stay tuned. I have got your back!
I am launching my Spring Detox program Monday April 23 where we will learn just how to start to identify which foods may be your triggers for inflammation.
If your gut is saying, heck yeah I want to learn more, just email me here and I will make sure to let you know all the “deets” and early bird info.
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