Removing common irritants like sugar, grains, dairy and legumes from the diet is hands down going to improve the overall health of the body as the level of nutrition absorption increases. However, most of us don’t even think about switching up our diet until we have an uncomfortable symptom.
The first way our bodies try and tell us something isn’t working right is by having a low grade symptom such as acne, bloating, or weight gain. If not fixed, a poor diet can lead to much more serious conditions.
Symptoms and conditions positively affected, and in many cases healed, when a high fat, low carb diet is introduced. This diet has displayed a preventive effect in many of these areas as well.
Alzheimer’s disease (4,5)
Autism (7, 8, 9)
Autoimmune disorder (10)
Bipolar disorder (11)
Brain tumors (12)
Cardiovascular disease (13)
Cancer (14, 15)
Head trauma (18)
Immune system dysfunction (19)
Infantile spasms (20)
Irritable bowel syndrome (22)
Lou Gehrig’s disease (23)
Memory and learning impairment (24)
Multiple sclerosis (26)
Neurological issues and disorders (27)
Parkinson’s disease (30)
Polycystic ovarian disease (31)
Respiratory failure (32)
Rheumatoid arthritis (33)
Sleep disorders (35)
Type 2 diabetes (39)
Symptoms alleviated when grains, dairy, legumes, sugar, soy and msg are removed from the diet:
Arm or leg numbness
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Iron deficiency or anemia
Irritable bowel syndrome
Joint or muscle pain
Skin Issues of all kinds
Tightness in throat or chest
Unexplained weight loss
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