What are you eating that is causing inflammation in your bowel?

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Colitis with granuloma low mag

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Dr Greger says inflammatory bowel disease (crone’s or colitis) is most associated with protein from animal products. Eating animal protein (cheese, meats, milk and eggs) increases the chance of getting these diseases. Micro or nano particles like titanium dioxide (to color food white). We may be ingesting a million particles a day. A test was done and it was found that titanium dioxide may be a transport of other substances that cause inflammation. Meat and animal protein is associated with this and so many other diseses. Avoid it as much as possible and eat your veggies!

Our Gut/Brain Connection

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Chronic Disease

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This is a must read article on the power of nutrients in plant-based foods. They state, as I have been, that your genes are NOT your destiny but the food you choose to eat is! Food is one environmental effect that can alter how are genes work causing chronic diseases or health. The really important thing here is it is OUR CHOICE to eat what we eat. A quote from this article says:

The gut is the seat of immune responses – When the GUT is disturbed by allergen foods, artificial chemicals from foods, Emotional STRESS, parasites you get GI inflammations that impair the absorption and digestion of nutrients. Health begins with digestion! all GI inflammation caused most chronic diseases such IBS, Crohn, Acid Reflux, Ulcers, Arthritis, Gout, Esophagitis, Asthma, GERD, Celiac, Diabetes, migraines, Weight gain, Obesity….and neuro-impairments as stated above including Depression and Anxiety. Again, GMO crops must be also playing a role in the susceptibility of certain genes and their expression.