Dr Hyman asks: HOW CAN YOU, IN a week or less, get dramatic relief from all the symptoms you thought you had to live with the rest of your life?
Dr Hyman has created a simple 1-week plan for everyon.
The whole discussion is about inflammation. We learn in school abut the 5 characteristic of acute inflammation:
1. rubor – redness
2. tumor – swelling
3. dolor – pain
4. calor – heat
5. functio laesa – loss of function
Inflammation is the way your body react when being injured or infected, this is normal and good.
This process helps the body to protect and heal itself.
When this amazing system get out of balance, inflammation changes from acute to chronic and cause a small fire or more like a glow that never goes inside your body and this can contributes to disease and weight gain.
Causes of this type of inflammation:
•The sugar you eat,
•The high doses of the wrong oils and fats in your diet, high in omega 6
•Hidden food allergens
•Lack of exercise
All of these can trigger a inflammation in your cells and tissues. This reaction cannot be seen in a blood test.
Research now clearly demonstrates that our dietary habits can promote a state of chronic inflammation that leads to the expression of:
Most chronic diseases:
Keep away from food that irritate the immune system more than others like:
•Gluten (wheat, barley, rye, oats, spelt, kamut)
•Dairy (milk, cheese, butter, yogurt)
•Nightshades (tomatoes, bell peppers, potatoes, eggplant)
•Yeast (baker’s yeast, brewer’s yeast, and fermented products)
How Do You Know If You Are Allergic or Sensitive to Foods?
Take a blood test for IgG antibodies to foods and use the elimination/ provocation principe (for 1-4 weeks, then reintroduce them one at a time and see what happens)
The 1-week plan is based on a simple elimination diet:
Getting rid of: