Regarding the Anti-inflammatory Diet: The whole point of the avoid list is to remove as much of the inflammatory foods and commonly allergenic foods to give the body a much needed rest and hopefully begin to rejuvenate. This is similar to an allergy elimination technique. For example, you know that wheat & dairy products are everywhere and one of the most allergic foods. These foods need to be eliminated first.
I have my patients follow the anti-inflammatory diet for a month and then add 1 food every few days. If eggs ( I also know they are a perfect protein food) are what you miss the most… make it the first thing to try. Patients find this sooo easy to do themselves.
I want my clients to feel responsible and enpowered to take charge of their own health using nutrition. Each day I hear new clients come in and share with me their disappointing stories of things they have already tried. After they have been on my anti-inflammatory diet program for a month (sometimes sooner), they come to find out they had an exaggerated immune reaction (IGG). Clients get the message quickly without any nagging from me. Please don’t think I’m going to be upset with you for not following the diet to a tee. I love watching patients teach themselves their own lessens.
This is an example of one of the product protocols I use to help ‘miracles’ occur in my patients.
Choice 1: Ultraclear/Advaclear 28 day from Metagenics. This is a great maximum bang for the detoxing buck.
Choice 2: Xymogen OptiCleanse GHI, Mitochondrial Kit 28 day cleanse. Both have simple directions.
I keep track of patients progress using the body composition analysis. I personally evaluate and work with each patient to ensure weight loss progress.
Chronic pain patients can have slower pogress….sometimes several years and patience is the hardest thing to do. I look for the slow and steady slope with my chronic pain patients.