Caution with Gluten:
Did you know that gluten is also highly addictive and really hard to eliminate from our diet?
Living in Brisbane, I’m sure you know someone who is sensitive to gluten or has Celiac disease, where they experience physical difficulties. Gluten can cause:
- damage to small intestine
- disrupt of gut function
- cause of joint pain
- disrupt hormones (such as triggering antibodies against your thyroid)
- inhibit nutrient absorption
- interfere with blood sugar levels
- cause inflammation
Unfortunately, research is mounting which indicates that too much dependence on dairy is not good for you.
As a matter of fact, according to many studies, an over consumption of dairy is not only making us sick, it is killing us. In saying that, one of the biggest reasons I hear why many people drink milk is because they believe that it gives them a calcium boost to help prevent osteoporosis. On the surface, this may appear to make good sense. But have you stopped to consider that Australia is one of the biggest consumers of dairy products per capita in the world and yet we also have one of the highest rates of osteoporosis in the world. So when you think about it, if all that calcium was protecting our bones, shouldn’t we be having lower rates of bone related diseases.
So why does the body experience bone disease?
Our body is better balanced by being in a state of slight alkalinity. When this state is changed by becoming more acidic, the body reacts by responding with a defense mechanism to return to an alkaline state by extracting salts and minerals from the bones to neutralise the acid.
Did you know that when high quantities of milk is consumed, it can create an acid environment in your body and so your body responds by extracting buffering agents from your bones which results in the weakening, not strengthening, of bones over time.
As an alternative, healthier sources of calcium that will benefit your bones without the dangers that dairy products bring include:
- Collard Greens
As a Brisbane Personal Trainer, I have to be frank: when I have this discussion with client, they tell me how hard it is reduce to safer levels or breaking free from dairy and gluten. I always remind them of the benefits to their health and fitness goals not to mention avoiding inflammation, bone diseases, digestion and immunity struggles
I find the biggest barrier for most, is they don’t know what to replace them with. I don’t mean just specific foods, I also mean actual easy to prepare meals.
If you haven’t done so already I suggest you consider learning more about our 21 Day Detoxing and Elimination Program which will certainly give you a heap of meal recipes and ideas that are wheat and gluten free. Check out our 21-Day Detox Challenge. A done for you program with full Support provided…
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Helfi Joe, is the Owner & Chief Fitness Officer of Health and Fitness Australia of in Brisbane Southside, located in Stones Corner. He also runs personal training sessions and group personal training Toning and Cardio sessions at his Personal Training Studio, which is a wonderful alternative to a Brisbane Gym.
Helfi Joe is obviously a fully certified Master personal trainer with the Australian Institute of Fitness, and is fully registered with our governing body Health and Fitness Australia. He also has a background in managing and mentoring people for over 20 years and with such people and personal development experience combined with his technical expertise in health and fitness, you can be rest assured Helfi Joe will give you the best guidance for you goals.
To contact Helfi Joe for training, education or to have him speak at an event please email email@example.com.
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