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Why Can't I Eat This?

Living with food intolerances without losing out on flavour
  • ISBN-13: 9781923007796
  • Publisher: PUBLISH CENTRAL
  • By Julie-Ann Wrightson
  • Price: AUD $30.00
  • Stock: 163 in stock
  • Availability: Order will be despatched as soon as possible.
  • Local release date: 01/04/2024
  • Format: Paperback (210.00mm X 148.00mm) 184 pages Weight: 290g
  • Categories: Personal & public health [MBNH]
The expression "you are what you eat" has a longstanding history. It revolves around the notion that an individual's nutritional choices significantly impact their health and overall well-being, either positively or negatively. The quality of food consumed is meant to provide the body with essential nutrients and energy (calories, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and sugars) for proper functioning. When the body is not supplied with adequate nutrients, metabolic processes suffer, leading to a decline in health. While the concept seems straightforward—eating well leads to good health—modern society is witnessing an increase in lifestyle-related conditions like food intolerances, digestive disorders, hormonal imbalances, and metabolic dysfunctions. Distinguishing between food intolerances and food allergies is crucial. While lactose and gluten intolerance are widely recognized, mentioning other types such as salicylates and glutamate often elicits confusion. Simplifying it by labeling it as an allergy is sometimes easier than spending time explaining the differences. However, there exists a significant distinction, primarily related to two essential systems in the human body—the enteric nervous system (digestive system) and the immune system. Food intolerance complicates modern dietary habits by mimicking various health issues, often leading to inaccurate diagnoses. Continued exposure to triggering foods or food groups intensifies the body's adverse reactions. Managing food intolerance involves reducing exposure to the specific chemicals causing the reactions, allowing nerve endings to settle and return to their normal state. Over time, this approach may even reduce sensitivities to the point where they no longer recur.
Julie-Ann understands the isolating struggle of dealing with food intolerance firsthand. With 13 complex food intolerances to manage daily, she's spent nearly 7 years navigating this challenging terrain. Her journey involved experiencing extreme physical reactions to specific foods, additives, and food chemicals, reaching what could be termed 'Olympic' levels of craving, consuming, and then suffering the consequences. Honesty defines her approach as she openly shares her experiences and knowledge, initiating conversations to assure others they aren't alone. Julie-Ann doesn't claim to possess all the answers but aims to offer guidance based on her truths, hoping it assists others facing similar digestive challenges. For her, discovering what suits one's health is deeply personal, especially when it involves repairing a fractured relationship with food. It's a raw, messy, often overwhelming journey. Above all, Julie-Ann's mission is to underscore that individuals grappling with such issues aren't solitary. Her goal is to aid in finding personalized solutions that restore balance to one's health, nurturing a renewed love for a healthier relationship with food.
* Written by a person with personal experience dealing with alergies. * Includes dozens of healthy recipes. * Includes nutritional research and data. * Complements the author's food intolerances website. Publicity: * Social media - Facebook 200 in private group, Instagram 200 followers and LinkedIn. * Website promotion. * Current Mailing list - 150 subscribers. * Media list. * Promoting at events. * Public Speaking events. * Workshops. * Cooking demonstrations. * I have an endorsement from my GP to help to promote my book and business through the medical community.
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