What Getting Rid of Lectins Did To Transform This Confidian
Your diet is the basis for all your body's daily performance. By evaluating and adjusting your diet, Confidia™ Health Institute medical professionals can help reduce or eliminate many chronic conditions and the negative symptoms they cause.
Symptoms & Conditions
Symptoms of Poor Nutrition
Whether through poor nutrient absorption or a less-than-optimal diet, your body may not be getting all the nutrients it needs. Symptoms usually present slowly over time, so you may not notice indicators of growing health problems. Common symptoms include:
- Weakness or fatigue
- Dulled senses
- Poor immunity
- Mental exhaustion
- Sore or bleeding gums
- Tooth decay
- Trouble sleeping
- Eczema, acne or dry skin
- Balance issues
- Numbness in hands or feet
- Coarse, dry, brittle or splitting hair
- Digestive issues
If you’re wondering how Confidia Nutrition Counseling can get you closer to True Health, schedule a True Health Evaluation™ today.
Inside The Science
Intestinal Permeability & Inflammation
Inflammation, in one form or another, is the main cause of almost every chronic disease – and often comes from intestinal permeability. Intestinal permeability occurs when the lining of your digestive tract allows partially-digested food, toxins, and gut flora to enter into your body. Proper nutrition helps strengthen your intestinal health and reduce or prevent inflammation.
What Causes Intestinal Permeability?
While some people have a genetic predisposition to it, the general consensus in the medical community is that intestinal permeability occurs due to modern American living – and particularly, the diet we eat. A low fiber, high sugar, high fat diet is difficult for your body to process. Within these types of foods, lectins – a plant-based “anti-nutrient” – are released, coating your digestive tract and preventing certain helpful nutrients from being absorbed. Given all of these factors, it's not surprising that many Americans suffer from chronic conditions and gastrointestinal discomfort.
More on Lectins
Lectins are present in all plants and may be responsible for many of the nutrient deficiencies that you face – including calcium, iron, phosphorus and zinc. Lectins remain in the digestive tract for some time, which can disrupt your body’s natural digestion and exacerbate many health conditions.
Because lectins exist in so many types of food, it can be difficult to completely eliminate lectins from your diet. However, there are certain foods that contain fewer lectins – a mix of vegetables, grains, and meats. Lectins can also be removed by proper food preparation. For example, soaking certain foods – such as canned beans – in water, and boiling them, can remove water-soluble lectins. Reducing or removing lectins from your diet can have a major effect on your health; Confidian nutrition counselors can detail the list of lectin-free foods for you, as part of a personalized nutrition plan.
What To Expect at Confidia
During a nutrition counseling session, you will speak with one of Confidia Health Institute’s certified nutrition counselors, who will explore your eating habits – including food purchasing habits, food preparation capabilities, and typical meal timings. Based on your unique body composition, history, allergies, and genetics, a nutrition plan will be created – and will be connected to an overall care plan for you.
Nutrition Counseling Outcomes
Nutrition counseling can have a number of health benefits, including:
- Reduced intestinal discomfort
- Reduced aches and pains
- Reduced chronic issues
- Reduced gas and bloating
- Improved nutrient absorption
- Improved mood and energy
- Improved immune system
- Weight loss
Why Confidia is Different
- Confidia Nutrition Counseling is part of a comprehensive, and personalized care plan, that begins with Micronutrient Testing and connects to other aspects of optimizing your health.
- Your nutrition plan is custom-created by our primary care and certified nutrition team.
- Our plans are not “diets” to simply lose weight; The goal of Nutrition Counseling at Confidia is to optimize your overall health.
Start with a True Health Evaluation™.
Become a Confidian Today.
To see how you can build True Health through evidence-based Nutrition Counseling, start with a True Health Evaluation. During this introductory session, we’ll cover all aspects of your history, health, and habits – and reveal adjustments in your diet that can optimize your well-being.
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