The Big Five

This month, we’re exploring ‘The Big 5’ and the reasons why temporarily removing them from your diet can be beneficial.

Many people are unaware of just how much corn, sugar, soy, dairy, and gluten they consume on a daily basis! From processed foods to condiments, these ingredients can be found in a wide range of products, leading to unintentional overconsumption. High consumption of these inflammatory ingredients can lead to increased glucose and insulin levels, nutrient depletion, gut issues, brain fog, skin problems, and even autoimmune diseases.

  1. Corn is sneaking its way into your diet more often than you realize. It’s often used as a filler or sweetener in many processed foods.
  2. Sugar is everywhere, lurking in many foods and beverages, and many of us are addicted to it!
  3. Soy is in many sauces and dressings.
  4. Dairy causes digestive issues in those who are lactase-deficient.
  5. Gluten, commonly found in grains, is often genetically modified and not natural, which can trigger negative reactions in the body.

Join us in eliminating the big 5 from your diet for 2-4 weeks and take the first step towards discovering your body’s food triggers! If you need support, don’t hesitate to reach out for guidance and assistance on your journey to better health.

Schedule a call with Chris.

It’s Worth a Shot

Why should you temporarily remove ‘The Big 5’ from your diet?

  • Identify allergies, sensitivities, and intolerances.
  • Reduce inflammation in the body.
  • Support a healthy microbiome.
  • Dairy and gluten are common food triggers that can cause adverse reactions and damage to the gut lining. Eliminating will potentially improve gut health and alleviate related symptoms.
  • Emphasizing a wide variety of phytonutrient-rich vegetables and fruits will promote healing, detoxification, and an improved stress response in the gut.
  • Avoiding reactive foods, promotes organic and clean food sources, and encourages detoxification nutrients and phytonutrients, supporting the body’s ability to eliminate toxins.
  • Does not focus on weight loss and allows for flexibility in calorie control and food group inclusion.
  • A reintroduction phase can help you identify problem foods and develop greater awareness.

Reach out to Chris, our in-house nutritionist, for expert guidance and get the support you need for a healthier you!