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Restless Legs, Psoriasis, & Chronic Pain Gone With a Gluten Free Diet

Listen to Jean as she shares her story, which is very similar to mine, which you can read HERE.

 

She was taken around the proverbial medical block trying to find a real solution to her health problems.  Multiple medications, frustration, and terrible health all caused by the wrong foods in her diet.  If you know someone with psoriasis, restless legs, fibromyalgia, or chronic pain, you owe it to them to share this video testimony.  It just might change their life forever!

Has your health improved after going on a gluten-free diet?  Share your story so we can help others. Lets help them to turn their life around.

Six Amazing Health Benefits of Magnesium – and Some Great Ways to Get More of It

Six Amazing Health Benefits of Magnesium – and Some Great Ways to Get More of It

Poor dietary habits, pharmaceutical drug use, and nutrient-depleted growing soils are among the most common reasons why many people today are dangerously deficient in the mineral magnesium, a necessary nutrient for the proper function of virtually all systems of the body. The good news, though, is that incorporating more magnesium into your diet does not have to be a burdensome chore, and doing so could drastically improve your health in ways you never before imagined.
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Paleo Plan Food Guide

Paleo Diet Food Plan

This is a great Paleo plan food guide by PaleoPlan.com for those of you living the Paleo lifestyle.

In general, eating Paleo means eating veggies, fruits, meats, fish, certain fats, nuts, and seeds. And it means removing grains (breads, pastas, rice, etc), beans, soy, dairy, certain vegetable oils, and refined sugar from your diet. But you probably want more details than that, right?

Below, you’ll find the Paleo Plan Food Guide, a list of foods and to what extent they are accepted as Paleo. Our guidelines are created using a mixture of all of the Paleo gurus’ philosophies and research, our own beliefs, and what is realistic to implement in your daily life. Continue reading Paleo Plan Food Guide

What are the Foods on the Paleo Diet?

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So, what does the paleo diet consist of? What is on the Paleo Diet Food List?

VEGETABLES: Yep, lots of vegetables. Beets, turnips, parsnips, radish, spinach, lettuce, kale, beet top, mustard greens, collard greens, jerusalem artichokes, butternut squash, acorn squash, spaghetti squash, pumpkin, buttercup squash, dandelion, watercress, turnip greens, seaweeds, bok choy, swiss chard, endive, arugula (rocket) , radicchio, rapini, chicory, brussels sprouts, artichokes, okra, avocados, carrots, rutabaga, sweet potatoes, yams, cassava, yellow summer squash, zucchini, yellow crookneck squash, celery, onions, green onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, leeks, cauliflower, broccoli, kohlrabi, eggplants, asparagus, cucumber and cabbage. To name a few.

FRUITS:  Grapes, cantaloupe, cherries, apricot, bananas, peaches, nectarines, plums, pears, apples, oranges, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, lime, papaya, watermelon, honeydew melon, kiwi, lychee, coconut, mango, figs, dates, persimmon, passion fruit, berries (strawberry, cranberry, blueberry, blackberry, pomegranates, and pineapple.

NUTS & SEEDS:  Pecans, walnuts, pistachios, chestnuts, cashews, almonds, macadamia nuts, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds (pepitas), hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, pine nuts and sunflower seeds.

FRESH & DRIED HERBS:  Your meals will be far tastier with parsley, thyme, basil, tarragon, chives, oregano, sage, dill, bay leaves, coriander, lavender, mint, and rosemary.

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SPICES & OTHER NATURAL FLAVOR ENHANCERS: Add vanilla, garlic, cloves, chilies, turmeric, cumin, cinnamon, onions, black pepper, hot peppers, star anise, mustard seeds, fennel seeds, cayenne pepper, nutmeg, paprika, and ginger.

MUSHROOMS: Go for the earthy yumminess of oyster mushroom, chanterelle, porcini,button mushroom, morel, crimini, shiitake and portabello, among others.

FATS: To get the right kinds of fat in your diet, take coconut flesh, nut butters, coconut milk, coconut oil, olive oil, lard, tallow, duck fat, veal fat, lamb fat, fatty fishes (mackerel, salmon, sardines), nut oils (walnut, macadamia), avocado oil and avocados.

ANIMAL PROTEIN:  Naturally, your Paleo diet would not be complete without a good bit of animal protein.

There’s pork, rabbit, goat, sheep, woodcock, elk, rabbit, reindeer, wild boar, bear, moose, deer, bison/buffalo, veal, beef, lamb, horse and pheasant.

 

Or try mussels, crab, scallops, oysters, clams, chicken eggs, quail eggs, duck eggs, goose eggs, salmon, tuna, sole, haddock, turbot, trout, bass, halibut, cod, flatfish, grouper, walleye, tilapia, mackerel, anchovy, herring, lobster, shrimps, turkey, duck, quail, goose, wild turkey and chicken.

 

Even bacon, sausage, and smoked meats are fine. Just make sure all of your meats are from appropriately raised animals, and that the packaged meats contain no weird additives like nitrates/nitrites or weird chemical preservatives.

 

What should you leave off the list?

Most importantly, keep grains and legumes like wheat, rice and soy as far from your mouth as possible. Dairy is “Primal” – not Paleo – and vegetable oils like soy oil and corn oil are inflammatory. Refined sugar is hard on your blood sugar and doesn’t contain any nutrients, so keep it at a bare minimum. Anything in a box is probably not going to be very Paleo, so shop on the outer edges of the grocery store and you should be safe!

 

Psoriasis and Gluten Sensitivity

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Skin disease is common in those with gluten sensitivity. The most commonly seen skin affliction is called dermatitis herpetiformis.

 

Scientists at the Medical University of Silesia in Poland decided to find out whether or not antibodies for celiac disease could be found in the blood of those with psoriasis. They already knew that psoriasis was seen in some patients that had celiac disease and those with gluten sensitivity, plus a remission could be seen in the psoriasis on those who switched to a  gluten-free diet. A remission of the psoriasis could even be seen in those who had had psoriasis for years.

 

The researchers took blood serum samples from 67 patients with psoriasis as well as serum from healthy people without the disease. They looked for antibodies against transglutaminase enzyme and against gliadin.  They found that patients with psoriasis had higher antibody levels of both transglutaminase and gliadin for IgA. Both of these correlated with psoriasis activity.

 

The Polish researchers concluded that these results imply that there is an association between psoriasis and celiac disease / gluten intolerance\sensitivity without the symptoms. (Source: J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol, Sept 2008; Vol. 22, No. 9, 1055-61.).

 

Keep in mind that someone with gluten sensitivity doesn’t always manifest symptoms such as bloating, abdominal pain, constipation and diarrhea that are commonly associated with celiac disease.

 

Psoriasis is just one more of the skin manifestations of gluten sensitivity.

 

Each year, millions of people visit their doctor with rashes of all types.  Many of them are sent home with corticosteroid creams that do little for the rash.

 

After reading this research study, we now know that dermatologists can solve some of the cases of rashes just by recommending a grain-free diet. A gluten-free diet eliminates rye, wheat and barley, but a true gluten free/grain-free diet eliminates all grains.

 

Do you have psoriasis or any other type of ‘mysterious’ skin disorder that has not responded to traditional medical treatment or to a standard gluten free diet (wheat, barley, and rye elimination)? If so, consider eliminating all grains and see what happens!

 

Read more HERE.

 

Read more articles on Kerri Chronicles about the symptoms, diseases and other ailment caused by gluten allergies or gluten sensitivity:

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