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2013 Elimination Diet

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healthyfoodWith the New Year comes new resolutions. Many of these are based around starting the year with a healthy outlook. That may take the form of exercising every day, or improving your diet. For some of us, it’s the time of year where you may be tempted to do a detox or cleanse. We think that resetting the body is a great way to start the new year, as long as you do it in a safe and healthy way.

Luckily, we have great resources in Austin to help lead us through a health overhaul. We’re teaming up with Amy Myers from Austin UltraHealth. Dr. Myers has developed a 21-day cleanse to re-set your body and help you achieve optimal health. There are two phases in the Myers Way cleanse. The first phase is the elimination phase, removing those foods that commonly create inflammation in you body (gluten, dairy, soy, corn, sugar, caffeine, alcohol, to name a few.) The second phase involves slowly reintroducing these foods back into your diet to see if any sensitivities arise.

By removing these inflammatory foods, you’re left with a diet that is fresh and whole foods based.

Besides pressing the reset button on your health and discovering food sensitivities, there are other reasons to participate in a elimination diet. By sticking to a plan for almost a month, you’re ridding your body of toxins. People who’ve done elimination diets have vastly improved their chronic conditions such as arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, osteoporosis, skin rashes, migraines and more.

Food is what sustains us, and finding out which foods suit your dietary needs is a crucial step in reaching your optimal health. Throwing yourself into a new diet can be daunting. Luckily, we have great resources in Austin that can help lead us through this challenge.

At in.gredients, we are here to help you through your elimination diet (if you’d like more information on the Myers way, visit their 21-day cleanse website.) We’re working on getting all those cleanse friendly foods labeled in the store, so you don’t have to wander aimlessly through the aisles looking for a grain you’ve never heard of. This is the perfect way to get you started on an elimination diet if you’re unsure of how to go about something like this on your own.

I’m so inspired by the idea, I’ll be tackling this challenge myself. Stay tuned to the blog to read more about the successes (and challenges) of dedicating a month to the Myer’s Way 21-day challenge. We’ll also be featuring a few question and answer sessions with Austin UltraHealth’s nutritionist, Brianne Herman, for all those inevitable questions that arise during a cleanse.

Happy (healthy) eating!

Written by cscdavis

January 31, 2013 at 4:50 pm

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