In reality, as an adult, we have to be our own parent, we have to tell ourselves when not to have something we really want, and when to have something that we may be less keen on. Even when we do not want to listen to ourselves.
So how do we work out what and what not to eat. How do we know if we are craving something that is good or bad for us?
Well, chances are, if you are craving sugar, it is not ideal for you, the same goes for a packet of crisps or biscuits. But what about Broccoli, that is healthy… right, well yes, but not for some. Likewise, I will recommend eating calcium rich foods such as dairy or almonds for some, and suggest it is to be kept minimal for others.
So why? Why would I be so apparently inconsistent, either a food is good for you, or not. If you are a slow metaboliser, you are not going to do well with too much dairy. Excess calcium will slow your body down further and may make you prone to infections, coldness, depression, insomnia and fatigue (to name a few). Likewise, if you are a fast metaboliser, you will probably benefit from dairy etc. So, what does a slow metaboliser look like, are they overweight? They may be, but they could be slim, it is not about weight or how you look. There are so many factors that will affect your metabolism.
There are many things that can affect our metabolism, diet errors, stress, toxins and lifestyle choices to name a few. As an example, stress is a factor that can cause tissue calcium levels to rise. Dependent upon how out of balance these levels are, it can lead to health issues such as palpitations, tiredness, coldness, fatigue, insomnia.
If a person has too many toxins in the body, this too can lead to health imbalances, for example, excess arsenic in the body (yes, we do have trace amounts of arsenic within our body’s) can lead to health issues such as confusion, gastric problems and respiratory problems. It may also call for a higher need of other nutrients in the body.
There are so many ways we can be chemically out of balance, but the best way to explain it to you, is with your own results, because it is so much more meaningful when you see the why behind your health issues, and discover the how in starting to turn it round.
So, my question to you today is, are you struggling with an aspect of your health? Are you ready to make the changes you need to change as soon as possible so you can start the path to healing? If you answer yes, you would benefit from a Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (don’t worry, we can work with finger nail clippings or other body hair if needed). You can either have the test done and receive the results to work on yourself, or you can book an appointment when you receive the results to work on a program and the steps you need to take to start turning your health round.
What ever you choose, wouldn’t it be nice to know why you are having the health problems you have, wouldn’t it be nice to be working towards feeding a healthy body, healthily?