What’s even more unpleasant than the recent discovery that there are things better for me than coffee, I’ve noticed that lately I’ve been feeling very lethargic and generally weak. I pulled aside Grand Rapids Natural Health’s newest naturopathic doctor, Dr Christine Shoenek to discuss. Dr. Christine said there are chemicals in processed foods which could be spiking my blood sugar. Before the #grnhchallenge, I was eating strictly whole foods and frankly have been pretty successful keeping my diet clean. I steered clear of processed foods altogether, however lately I have been eating a lot of your more processed items. As I follow recipes I have discovered I have been substituting regular whole foods with processed food substitutes. Dairy free cheese and cream cheese instead of whole goat cheese, soy and kale sausage burger patties instead of beef burgers, tofu replacing chicken, not to mention the gluten free breads that have creeped into my house. This is a mutiny! My body has taken a stand, it’s basically rioting against the chemicals I’ve been introducing it to. Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! These processed foods have got to go!
Just as I started to think I had figured out this food revolution, I realize I’m doing it all wrong. My body seems to be rather displeased with the change in diet, but rationally I know eating #meatfree #dairyfree and #glutenfree can be quite a healthy way to live! What is the issue here? I decided to give my health coach a call, the great Audrey Byker also of Grand Rapids Natural Health and she insisted that I pull it together. What is this craziness of me eating processed foods all of a sudden? Obviously I am sick! Not only is my body detoxing off meat and dairy but I am also adding foreign chemicals to it? Get out of here with that mess! Audrey suggested I go off any and all processed foods I have added into my diet since starting the #grnhchallenge. This is the only way to really know if my sluggishness, change in mood, and frequent meat dreams are a side effect from meat detox or chemical intake. While I am obviously super excited to be limiting myself even further, it is a relief that I might have found the cure to what ails me. It takes a village people, good thing I have a super healthy minded village right at my fingertips!
Blood Type Diet: http://www.webmd.com/diet/blood-type-diet?page=1