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8 Reasons to Change Your Diet Now!

chronic health issuesWith chronic health issues, the reasons might elude you because of how long they’ve been occurring. Many chronic issues stem from diet because food and beverages are a daily constant in our lives.

When you have chronic health issues, one of the first things our Naturopaths look at is the diet. The effects of unhealthy eating habits can literally weigh on you and be the result of years of nutritional neglect.

Changing your diet has immediate effects, and a long term lifestyle change with a commitment to healthy eating can have dramatic changes, even eliminating chronic health issues.

Here are 8 reasons to change your diet now:

  1. Whether you experience seasonal allergies or all year around, allergies are a sign that your body is hyper sensitive. Allergies can appear as respiratory issues, watery eyes and/or skin issues like eczema. Identifying allergens can help to ease and even eliminate allergy symptoms.
  2. Digestive Issues. Chronic constipation or diarrhea? Acid reflux or indigestion? Digestive issues are commonly relieved by a change in diet, and the changes can usually be felt quickly.
  3. Body Odour. Changes in body odour can be a result of an unhealthy diet. Fungus like candida, or yeast, thrives in diets with high sugar and gluten. So do the bacteria that cause body odour.
  4. Lack of Energy. Can you sleep for hours but still wake up feeling tired, sluggish or exhausted? Toxic build up from an unhealthy diet can keep you from being effectively using the energy in your body. Changes in diet can rev up your engine again.
  5. Sleep Issues. Without a balanced diet, your body might have issues managing your energy requirements properly. You might wake up at night due to hunger or late/difficult digestion.
  6. Depression/Mood Issues. Food acts as a fuel for your body, supplying it with the necessary items like vitamins, proteins and minerals to run efficiently. Without proper diet, your body could be missing key elements to keep your nervous system stabilized. Being deficient in certain vitamins can affect your hormones and even your mood.
  7. Chronic Pain. An unhealthy diet could be causing you pain. Certain foods can be deadly for joints. Frequent headaches are commonly associated with issues with diet.
  8. It isn’t just about calories! A balanced and healthy diet takes into account everything your body needs to run properly, including healthy fats. If you’re eating a healthy diet and you still aren’t losing weight, you might actually be missing something vital, or a seemingly healthy food might be disastrous for your unique needs.

To jumpstart a change in diet, a cleanse or detox might be beneficial.

Colon hydrotherapy can help to quickly ease some of the above chronic health issues, along with a change in diet.

Never attempt a cleanse or detox without advice from your physician.

Ready to feel better? Ask our Naturopath’s how you can change your diet now.

Latest Research Lifestyle

Exercise Before School Reduces ADHD Symptoms in Children

Children with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) may benefit from exercising daily before school. A resent study by US researchers published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology showed reduced ADHD symptoms in the classroom and at home with exercise.

The study involved over 200 elementary school children ranging from kindergarten to second grade with either normal behavior patterns or symptoms of ADHD. The children were randomly divided into two groups that either participated in about 30 minutes of daily moderate to vigorous physical activity before school or sedentary classroom-type activities. After twelve weeks, all children in the physical activity group demonstrated improved attention, less mood swings and improved social behavior, including the children with ADHD symptoms.

In practice, I frequently recommend more vigorous exercise activity for my patients with ADHD and consistently see benefits in behavior. Hopefully, we will see more studies showing the benefits of physical activity in the treatment of ADHD and other conditions, and ultimately have physical activity, and perhaps less drug treatment, incorporated into the conventional treatment approach to these conditions. At the very least, all schools should incorporate more physical activity into the school day.

Hoza, B., et al. A Randomized Trial Examining the Effects of Aerobic Physical Activity on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms in Young Children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 2014; DOI: 10.1007/s10802-014-9929-y

Lifestyle News & Events

Dr. Brian Gluvic speaking at Choices Market

Topic: Natural Treatments for ADHD, Anxiety & Depression in Children

Date: Thursday, February 2o, at 7pm

Overview: Dr. Brian Gluvic will discuss the role of diet, vitamins, minerals, and essential fats in the treatment of childhood depression, anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders.

Location: Choices Markets South Surrey, 3248 King George Boulevard, South Surrey, BC

Registration: Cost $5. Register online at www.choicesmarkets.com and choose the events tab; call 604-541-3902; or visit Customer Service. Each paid participant will receive a Choices Markets Nutrition Buck™ good for $5 off a minimum $25 purchase.

 

 

News & Events

Dr. Brian Gluvic speaking at Choices Market

Come meet Dr. Gluvic to learn more about natural treatments for ADHD, anxiety & depression in children.

Date: February 27th, 7 pm

Overview: Dr. Brian Gluvic will discuss the role of diet, vitamins, minerals, and essential fats in the treatment of childhood depression, anxiety, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders.

Location: Choices Markets South Surrey, 3248 King George Blvd, Surrey

Registration: visit www.choicesmarkets.com and choose the events tab; call 604-541-3902; or visit Customer Service at Choices Market South Surrey. $5 will be collected at the door with net proceeds going to charity.