As a Nutritional Medicine practitioner, I always get asked: what is your philosophy of eating? Do I eat and advise my clients to eat Paleo, high-fat/low-carb, Vegan, Alkaline, Macros, etc, etc? I believe that each body is unique and responds to different foods in different ways, and this can change throughout your life depending on your health issues, age, and exercise demands.
If you are experiencing health issues, I would encourage you to do an elimination diet, and strip your nutrition back to a healthful dose of some fruit, veg, good oils and meat (unless you, personally, need a rest from meat as well). I’ve designed a thorough elimination and re-introduction plan, based on many reliable sources of possible troublesome foods, that can help you identify if any foods (even healthy ones) are contributing to your health issues.
I’m currently doing this plan at the moment as part of healing my adrenals and gut – and seriously, it is NOT hard. In fact, it is a joy to eat lots of nourishing and cleansing foods, and be in COMPLETE control of what you eat. I’m looking forward to the reintroduction process, to gain a greater awareness of how different foods interact with my own unique biochemical makeup!