||[Apr. 9th, 2007|12:39 am]
Super Healthy Food for Busy / Low-Energy People
Hey everyone. Looking for some opinions on the detox diet that my nutritionist recommended for me. Hope that's appropriate for this community, let me know if not.|
Anyway, I was put on this diet to rule out food allergies/sensitivities as a cause for the symptoms I've been having (fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, sore throats, fevers, headaches, stomach aches). The diet is basically gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free. Other no-no's include artificial sweeteners, caffeine, hot peppers and other hot spices :(, beef, pork, and... citrus fruits? The idea behind the diet is to "reduce inflammation." I understand why I should limit common allergens such as gluten and dairy. However, I feel that citrus fruits and peppers/spices have a lot of health benefits that outweigh any potential "inflammatory" effects (by which I assume my nutritionist means heartburn or IBS?) and I am reluctant to eliminate these. Also the diet is boring enough and I need my cayenne pepper to spice up those few dishes that I can still have! Granted, one of my symptoms is upset stomachs, but my GI symptoms do not correlate with what I eat.