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Vous vous demandez peut-être pourquoi je parle d’une nutrition anti-inflammatoire alors que mon blog parle d’intérieurs! Je comprends, mais écoutez-moi. Tout d'abord, je partage également quelques contenus style de vie et des contenus recettes. Mais surtout, créer des environnements sains avec neuroarchitecture à l’esprit ne peut pas être fait de façon isolée. Quand on est passionné par un mode de vie sain, beaucoup de choses emboîtent le pas. Et ma nutrition (la nôtre en tant que famille) aussi!

anti-inflammatory nutrition cold matcha latte in white kitchen

How did this change start?

It all started around the time I began to find interest in neuroscience. It was also a time during which I was researching to help my eldest boy with his attention for school. But, as I was looking for natural alternatives, I also had a follow-up with my new doctor. I had been on a waiting list for a family doctor for almost 10 years, but that’s a story for another time! If you’re in Quebec, Canada, you know what I mean).

One of my follow-ups was about my daily stomach pains. I had been diagnosed about 10 years ago with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Some time after, I was also diagnosed with food intolerances to lactose and fructose for the most impacting ones. And if you’re familiar with this, especially when it comes to fructose, that meant most fruits and veggies. So, my diet was really hard, and I had to constantly make exceptions. I also had to eliminate high FODMAP foods that are actually healthy, such as garlic, onion, broccolis, etc.

Le seul problème est que la situation devenait bien pire. À cette époque, je vivais aussi beaucoup de stress et cela n’aide évidemment pas. Cependant, je ne pouvais plus supporter ça, pas un seul jour ne se passait sans souffrir. Alors, ma très gentille nouvelle médecin m'a envoyé faire quelques tests supplémentaires, notamment pour le gluten. J'avais d'abord été vue par un gastro-entérologue et une diététicienne, qui m'ont simplement donné la liste de tous les aliments (une looooongue liste) à éviter.

J'ai donc demandé l'avis d'un autre professionnel

So, I went to see my doctor for the results, turns out everything else was ok. I was not intolerant to gluten. After several questions and a discussion, she told me that the only way to manage symptoms was to go on anti-depressants to relax the muscles of my digestive system. That would be a solution I’d probably have to take for life. Whaaaat!!! Yeah, I had heard right, she said I did not really need any supplements for vitamins nor avoid any type of food. So, I just had to take the medication to have a better quality of life. I of course thanked her and said I’d think about it, which I knew was out of the question.

I went back home totally confused and feeling quite down, I could not believe this was my only option! As I mentioned, I had already started researching many alternatives for my son. And so nutrition came out over and over again. So I made it a mission of mine to dig deeper… And, oh boy, how misinformed we are even when we think we eat healthy! We weren’t the people who’d always eat junk food. We cooked most of the time and yet, the discoveries I was about to make were astounding!

Most of my sources first came from guests on podcasts I usually listen to, that I then followed and researched. From one expert or doctor to another, I read and researched and compared facts and data for many weeks. In early 2023, I felt I had enough information to pull the trigger!

Donc, qu'est-ce que je mange exactement?

Je vais rester simple, mais si vous souhaitez approfondir le sujet de la nutrition anti-inflammatoire, il existe de nombreuses ressources en ligne pour commencer.

I removed a few items from my diet altogether, or reduced them to a minimum. These are gluten, sugar, mostly refined, processed foods, soy and corn as well as dairy. Now, I like to be balanced in anything I do. And so, I may make exceptions every now and then, like for instance when we visit friends and family or eat at the restaurant. But overall, I have been trying to be selective and keep the exceptions minimal.

few changes That made a difference

  • Find many substitutes to ingredients I use like mayonnaise, soy sauce, pasta and milk.
  • Opt for vegan option in products like butter.
  • Make sure our diet is protein rich and that we eat in a certain order: veggies, proteins followed by carbs and sugars.
  • Try to go for grass fed and organic where possible.
  • Practice intermittent fasting.
  • Reduced coffee to one a day most of the time, and opt for a matcha in the afternoon instead.
  • Je travaille toujours à augmenter ma consommation d’eau quotidienne.

I’ve also established a morning and night routine. It’s not directly related to food but definitely a part of a healthier lifestyle.

Comment cuisiner pour une alimentation anti-inflammatoire?

When I first started my anti-inflammatory nutrition, I was trying to research and look for recipes and replacement ingredients. However, once you understand how to read labels and ingredient lists, what you should be prioritizing and taking out of your nutrition, it becomes easy. Now, I take almost any recipe I usually make and adapt it for a healthier version. Otherwise, I simply replace ingredients for the substitutes I found. It’s really not complicated at all to eat healthy.

Quels sont les impacts?

Eh bien, depuis que j’ai changé notre façon de manger, nous avons constaté de nombreux avantages :

  • Je n'ai plus ou presque jamais de douleurs au ventre qui, je crois, étaient dues à une inflammation.
  • Je me suis débarrassée des ballonnements, des crampes, etc.
  • Je me sens également plus énergique et je ne ressens généralement pas le besoin de grignoter ou d’avoir envie de sucreries.
  • J’ai perdu l’excès de poids que j’avais pris et je me sens mieux, même si ce changement ne visait pas à perdre du poids, il m’a aidé à retrouver mon poids précédent.

Dans l’ensemble, cela a été un changement tellement positif et je suis très heureuse d’en avoir appris davantage sur le sujet. J'ai toujours pensé que je mangeais santé, mais ce que je pensais l'être ne l'est en fait pas! Comme je l’ai mentionné, si vous envisagez d'adopter une alimentation anti-inflammatoire, faites vos recherches et demandez à votre médecin ou à un médecin en médecine fonctionnelle car chaque cas est différent et peut nécessiter une attention particulière à certains points.

Quelques ressources qui m'ont aidées avecla nutrition anti-inflammatoire ::

Dr. Mark Hyman
Dr. Will Cole
Dr. Daniel Amen
Dr. Amy Shah

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2 Comments

  1. There is definately a lot to find out about this subject.
    I really like all of the points you’ve made.

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