You have entered into a new chapter of your life.
It might be scary because it’s new and unfamiliar. It will probably be worth the effort you are putting into creating this new version of yourself.
Why? Because investing in yourself is the best investment you can make, and it has the greatest returns!
Maybe you are changing the way you eat due to a health issue. You may have been diagnosed with thyroid, autoimmune or other issues. You might need to lose some weight.
Your body may go through an adjustment period and you might even go through withdrawals…and these withdrawals may be very strong!
Did you know that breads, flours, grains, sugar and dairy products all have addictive substances in them that create a feeling in you of “I have to have this”, “I need this food to function”, etc.
Gluteomorphins and caseomorphins are in breads, flours, grains and dairy. We’ve all heard how addicting morphine is…look at the last part of those words…yep, “morphin/morphine”. That’s why they are so addictive!
The other issue here is that dairy often crossreacts with gluten, so even if you have given up gluten but are still eating dairy, your body reacts as if you are still eating gluten.
Now you know a small part of why there is a reason why you may feel worse after giving up these foods. Not everyone has these reactions…some people are able to adjust their diet and lifestyle and begin to feel better immediately.
The upside, is that IF you even experience any of the withdrawal symptoms, they will only last for a short time.
Drink lots of pure water, if you are feeling fatigue then sleep more, take it easy on yourself, be patient and KNOW you are doing something good for yourself.
Yours in health,
Dr. Elena 😉
Dr. Elena Michaels is a naturopathic doctor, holistic psychotherapist, family therapist and clinical hypnotherapist who has been helping people create happiness, enhanced health and well being and more joy for over 30 years. Having overcome many health challenges herself, her passion is helping others regain their power physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, to become a master of their lives.