Diet

Have you thought, that maybe as much as you might like certain foods, they probably don't like you?

Autoimmune Hepatitis Diet - Paleo Diet Guidelines

70 to 80% of our immune system is in the gut. Our gut and our immune system work hand in hand.  For this reason, it is suggested to follow a healthy liver diet in order to help heal your digestive system, avoid any food intolerances, leaky gut syndrome and thus, decrease inflammation in our system.

Nourish Your Mind and Body

To prevent and treating autoimmune hepatitis means to avoid any workload or stress for the gut and liver; therefore, it is recommend to lead a healthy lifestyle by incorporating a periodic exercise, unnecessary stress, a positive mind and a healthy balanced diet.  To accomplish this, it is critical to follow a strict diet.

Emphasizing on a healthy nutritional diet is the beginning of healing auto immune hepatitis.  We need to start healing our immune system so that it stops attacking our healthy liver cells. For an autoimmune disorder, I learned that it is  strongly recommended to follow the Paleo diet.   Their diet basics consist on what early humans ate - early cavemen diet - high protein and low carbs, vegetables, fruits and nuts, by avoiding processed foods and any foods that cause inflammation.  This means also going dairy and gluten free, as well as eliminating all sugars or sugar converting foods.  For many of you, this might be a drastic change, being so used to eating pastries, cakes, desserts, pasta, rice, cheeses, pizzas, a glass of wine and so much more.

As with everything in life, it is a process of adaptation.  A change of mindset and willpower.  You want to heal yourself, you don't want to put extra toxic foods and medication into your system, when it is already fighting enough.  Taking an alternative, holistic dietary healing approach is the best option to improve your health drastically.

Even if you start with very little steps, you will be doing a great favor to your liver and immune system.  You will definitely be on the right track, while recovering your health again. The Paleo Diet book offers valuable tips and great recipes for an healthy liver, start immediately and help yourself heal and get your life back.

Start by eating foods that nourish your gut and are harmless, such as: vegetables, fruits and fermented foods (sauerkraut, pickles, kombucha, non-dairy kefir, kimchi, coconut yogurt).  As far as fruits, be careful with the amount of sugar they contain and carbohydrates. Exclude dry fruits, if possible, as they have high sugar content.  Fruits with the least amount of

Healthy fruitsfructose (sugars) are: guava, all berries, green apples (red apples contain higher amounts of sugar), papaya, cantaloupe, lime, lemon. Note that their skins contain the highest amounts of antioxidants.

 

When eating vegetables, steaming is an excellent option, specially for a sensitive digestive tract.  Raw is another way to consume them, as they contain natural enzymes.

healthy vegetablesVegetables soups are a great choice.  A further option are green juices, which are full of nutrients.  You can start your day with a delicious fresh pressed juice.  Green food powder is also available and can be added to any juice.

 

Proteins are a main part of Paleo diet: fish, meat, turkey, eggs, goat cheese in moderation, nuts.

Paleo proteins

Important spices: Curcumin, cilantro, coriander, thyme, oregano, sage, rosemary, basil, black pepper, ginger, lemongrass

Main foods to avoid, which are the main cause of inflammation:

-gluten/grains

-sugar

-dairy

-corn

-alcohol

-fried fats

-Legumes and beans

-Some might need to consider excluding these foods from their diets: soy, eggs, nuts and seeds

-Consume nightshades in real moderation: tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, tobacco, eggplant

Other important considerations:

Do a Food Sensitivity Test and find out about reactive foods, even if you are asymptomatic.

Consider health supplements and antioxidants, as often, our daily diet does not include enough nutrients critical in the optimal function of our system.

Enzymes: crucial in the breakdown of proteins.  A majority of people are not digesting well their foods.  This is another inflammation trigger in the gut, causing Leaky Gut.

Probiotics: knowing that grand part of our immune system lies in the gut it is critical to have an optimum micro biome, meaning we should balance AND maintain a healthy gut flora.  Increased research seems to point to the importance of the healthy microflora, as it seems that smaller gut dysfunction or imbalance shows to affect the immune system, thus triggering autoimmune flares. Probiotics help thrive beneficial bacteria and help decrease our autoimmune disorder

Drink enough water and certain types of teas such as dandelion or artichoke.

Make exercises part of your daily routine; you may do simple yoga stretching, walking or pilates.  Depending on your health situation, simply try to remember that the goal is to  promote blood and oxygen circulation in your body, helping eliminate toxins and in turn, providing more energy and a feeling of wellbeing.

Avoid stress by all means.  Try to relax your body and have positive thoughts.  Practice meditation, which in turn, converts into positive energy.  You need to have the conviction that this is a temporary disease and that you are on your way to optimal health.

Sunlight is an important factor in helping prevent and treat autoimmune disorders. 15 min daily of sunlight helps the body absorb Vitamin D.  Sunrays covert cholesterol to natural Vitamin D.  If you don't get enough sunlight, there are many options of Vitamin D supplements or drops.  Only few foods offer vitamin D in very small quantities: egg yolks, sardines, wild salmon and cod liver oil.

Enough rest on a constant basis is primordial, in order for your body to concentrate repairing the damaged gut and digestive system. Hormones will help heal and help grow your tissues.

Find out which foods will stand out like a sore thumb when following the Paleo diet. This Paleo Recipe book  suggests easy and useful recipes aiming to heal your liver.  Your body, mind and life will thank you for good!

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