To celebrate the fifth day of the Whole Living Action Plan: 28-Day Challenge, Dr. Brooke Kalanick, a naturopathic physician who specializes in fat loss, PCOS, hypothyroidism, skincare, women’s health, and fertility, joined us on Friday's "Whole Living." We've spent so much of the week talking about what we're eliminating (gluten, caffeine, refined sugar, etc.) but very few of us understand why we're eliminating these foods and ingredients. Fortunately, Dr. Brooke understands it a lot better than most of us so she was able to offer some very helpful insight. You can listen to Terri's interview with Dr. Brooke by clicking on the play buttons below. Also, here are a few of my favorite takeaways from the show:
- Fiber is very important for blood sugar balance. The more fiber in your meal, the slower the food enters your bloodstream. This allows you to get a better burn from the meal. You’ll be less hungry and feel less highs and lows after the meal.
- Sensitivities to gluten occur in varying degrees and at different times. If you have Celiac Disease, the reaction to gluten will likely occur immediately. Others, who aren’t quite as sensitive, may not feel symptoms until several days after consumption. Not all symptoms are digestive. Symptoms can include depression and anxiety.
- The best way to find out if you are allergic to something is to eliminate it, then add it back in and see how you react.
- Don’t go overboard and set unachievable goals. If you can’t do a total elimination diet and detox, try to eliminate a few things (i.e. caffeine, processed foods, etc.). It’s supposed to be healthy, not stressful.
Dr. Brooke Kalanick on "Whole Living," Segment 1
Dr. Brooke Kalanick on "Whole Living," Segment 2
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