Elimination Diet

Elimination Diet

Inflammatory foods can lead to serious gut issues such as infections. The same goes for irritants such as alcohol, caffeine (I know this one is a sore spot for some), certain prescription drugs, gluten, soy, corn, eggs and sugar. Utilizing an elimination diet is the best way to find our what your triggers are and avoid them or limit your exposure. Once you have removed the above mentioned food for 2 weeks you may gradually reintroduce them one at a time. The ones you react to are the ones you may want to consider eliminating on a more permanent basis while others may more tolerable occasionally. Remeber you need to remove all these foods at once and only after 2 weeks do you gradually, one by one reintroduce them back into your diet. Some of you may find that you are sensitive to more than one of these items. So what if it is an infection not just a sensitivity causing this reaction? where did it come from? It could have been from a number of sources. Parasites, bacteria or yeast. Keep in mind yeast can also be systemic and not show symptoms in women that you would traditionally think such as yeast infections. Check out my article on gut health. A stool analysis is always a good way to figure out what’s up and then treat accordingly. You will want to see your ND or other certified medical practitioner to have this done. If you want to know more more on elimination diets and how they work contact me: holly@thewildcarrot.ca or...
This ones for the ladies…

This ones for the ladies…

Got ovarian cysts or PCOS? Well this is one video you will want to watch. It’s hilarious (cause those are the only kind I like to post – gotta have a little humor with our pain right?) It’s informative – she wasn’t lying when she said it tastes like apple pie oh and it’s functional!  You have got too check out her youtube channel and of course her website if you get a chance.  ...
Vegan Substitution Guide for Your Favorite Recipes.

Vegan Substitution Guide for Your Favorite Recipes.

MILK – It’s easy to substitute cows milk in a recipe. Rice milk, oat milk, or nut milk is measure for measure, you can try hemp milk for a nutty flavor or use coconut for the creamy texture.  I personally stay away from soy milk as it is toxic. When buying store versions (making your own is easy) always check the label for added sugar and casein.  If you are looking to mimic buttermilk put either 1 tbsp of lemon juice or vinegar in your measuring cup and then add the milk substitute of choice. I find rice milk works well for this but play around till you get the one you like. CHEESE-  If you are buying a vegetarian cheese I would stay away from those containing casein, which is toxic and also not vegan. I would also be leary of cheeses made from tofu as unfermented soy is toxic. There are many easy recipes for things such as cashew cheese that will be a healthier alternative. EGGS –  In baked goods a good substitute is applesauce, a flax egg (1 tbsp of flax seeds plus 3 tbsp water or other liquid, blended). In dishes where you use eggs for binding like quinoa patties you can use oat flour, rolled oats, cooked oatmeal, bread crumbs, nut butters, tomato paste or cornstarch. For glazing pie crust or phyllo dough with egg wash I just use whichever milk substitute I prefer or have on hand. YOGURT – My personal favorite is coconut yogurt, it’s easy to make or you can find it at your local health food store. SOUR CREAM – Try just using...
Look who has egg on their faces now…

Look who has egg on their faces now…

157 peer reviews fail to catch fake cancer study, that’s a staggering number. I mean studies don’t lie do they. These are peer reviewed studies and journals!  Even the best of us can get mislead when we don’t do our research properly. There are many false claims out there and misinformation, it is up to the so called experts, the sources we rely on and trust, to keep us safe. Take a look at this little video, I can guarantee it will shock you.   I came to the realization a long time ago that we are all human, this means we all make mistakes. I don’t know about you but I’m not willing to let someone else make mistakes when it comes to my health, so I decided years ago to do my own research, look deep into studies. Try to figure out what makes a good study?  At the end of the day I am left screaming FOUL more often than not (and this goes for both sides of the fence i’m afraid). Double blind, who funded it, how much of the findings are released or cherry picked *eye roll*.  I am my own study, as are you. Pay attention, take notes, keep a journal. Know yourself better than anyone else and you will know when something works and when it simply does not serve you in the best way possible. Trust your instincts, you have them for a reason.      ...