Celiac disease is a malabsorption syndrome and chronic digestive disorder. The intestine is not able to absorb vital dietary nutrients from foods containing gliadin, an alcohol-soluble portion of gluten. This condition which is often hereditary means the sufferer has a serious intolerance to wheat (including durum, semolina and spelt), rye, oats, barley, and related grain hybrids such as tritaclae and kamut.
Arthritis refers to inflammation of the joint. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis which is characterised by joint degeneration and loss of cartilage. Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritis which is also an autoimmune disorder. In this case the body's immune system attacks its own cartilage and tissue surrounding the joints.
Some detoxification experts advocate fasting, while others do not. It is known that the components of any well-designed detox program will stimulate the body to cleanse itself, but people who are underweight, are undernourished, have weak hearts, have blood sugar issues or are ill should avoid fasting. Some studies have shown that restricting food intake can actually lead to bingeing.
Hemorrhoids are extremely common in industrialised countries and it is estimated that fifty percent of persons over fifty years of age have symptoms of hemorrhoidal disease. Although most people may begin to develop hemorrhoids in the twenties, the symptoms do not become evident normally until in ones thirties!
The Liver Cleansing Diet
This is a quick summary of the famous Liver Cleansing diet by Dr Sandra Cabot. We recommend that you buy here book if undertaking this liver cleansing programme. Please see below for links to our shop, Dr Sandra Cabots' Liver Cleansing book and supplements.
12 Vital Principles
- Listen to your body – the voice of self-sabotage and that of the perfectionist
- Drink 8-12 glasses of filtered water daily
- Minimise sugar (think of it like champagne, to be enjoyed on rare occasions)
- Forget calories and scales.
- Avoid foods that upset you.
- Good hygiene (food & body) is important
- Do not eat if stressed
- Buy natural foods
- Obtain diverse proteins: Chicken, fish, red meat, eggs, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, LSA.
- Choose breads & spreads wisely (avoid white, processed grains)
- Avoid constipation – eat raw fruit & vegetables daily, whole grains, nuts and seeds
- Minimise saturated & damaged fats.
First 2 weeks: Upon arising drink 2 glasses of water with juice of fresh lemon/lime/orange. 15 minutes later, veggie juice with carrot, celery & parsley Follow the 12 principles but – no red meat, butter or margarine, dairy Have salad with lunch & dinner
Next 4 weeks: as above but no chicken
Last 2 weeks: as for the first 2
Snacks: Fruit, veggies, nuts, seeds, wholegrain crackers with hummus, avocado or tahini.
Nutritional supplements : Psyllium, slippery elm, herbs, lecithin, amino acids & other supplements.
Employs: A system of 4 body types. Thyroid, Gynoid, Android, Lymphatic
Recommends highly: LSA: Linseed, sunflower, almond meal in the proportion of 3:2:1
Linseed: n-3, soluble fibre, minerals, vit E, Lingnans (is a phyto-oestrogen), LNA(EFA)
Sunflower: n-6, linoleic acid (EFA)
Almond: MUFA’s, Fibre, Ca, high in Mg
Nuts & seeds are generally good sources of Mg, B9, Zn, K