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My 30 day strict alcohol free auto-immune paleo diet
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Calcium, vitamin D, and folate deficiencies are a particular concern during pregnancy, and can lead to a number of health complications for both the mother and growing baby. UNICEF supports the following strategies to prevent and treat micronutrient deficiencies in women in children:. Dietary diversification strategies help families access a range of nutrient-rich foods. They involve educating caregivers on appropriate infant and young child feeding practices and improving the use of locally available foods.

Supplementation programmes provide specific micronutrients that are not available as part of the regular diet. Supplementation is especially important at times when the body has particularly high micronutrient needs — for example during pregnancy — that are difficult to meet with diet alone. One example is iron and folic acid supplements for pregnant women, which can reduce the risk of low birth weight, maternal anaemia and iron deficiency. Mass fortification is the process of adding micronutrients to foods or condiments that are consumed regularly by the population, such as flour, sugar, salt and cooking oils.

Fortification programmes are extremely effective in preventing micronutrient deficiencies at minimal cost — often only a few cents per person per year. Universal salt iodization and flour fortification programmes to add iron have provided successful mass fortification in many countries. Home fortification programmes provide caregivers with micronutrient powders to sprinkle on the foods they prepare for children at home. This can significantly improve the dietary quality of complementary food for children from 6 months to the age of 2 or older.

Home fortification empowers caregivers and provides them with the tools to improve the family diet without requiring a major change to their dietary practices. These strategies, together with the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases and deworming, can minimize micronutrient depletion and reduce micronutrient deficiencies among vulnerable groups.

Micronutrient deficiencies are caused by immediate factors — such as inadequate intake of nutritious foods and infectious disease — and underlying factors — like poverty and unhealthy environments. Addressing these factors can be a challenging process. Increasing dietary intake of nutritious foods can be challenging because micronutrient-dense foods are often expensive and not readily accessible.

To illustrate, iron deficiency is the most pervasive nutritional problem in the world but progress to eliminate it has been limited, in part, because iron-rich foods — like liver, red meats, eggs, fish, whole-grain bread, and legumes — are not widely available or affordable to many families.

Infectious disease and micronutrient deficiencies exacerbate one another in a vicious cycle. Infections deplete micronutrients at a time when the body needs them the most. With limited stores to draw upon, the immune system weakens further and becomes less capable of fighting the infection.

Underlying factors, such as inadequate care practices and an unhealthy household environment, including unsafe drinking water and poor sanitation, also threaten food intake and increase infections. Skip to main navigation Skip to content. Micronutrients What is the role of micronutrients in nutrition?

What are the main deficiencies? How are micronutrient deficiencies prevented and treated? UNICEF supports the following strategies to prevent and treat micronutrient deficiencies in women in children: What are the challenges? Improving dietary diversity UNICEF uses community-based approaches to promote breastfeeding, improve complementary feeding , and encourage consumption of a diverse range of locally available foods. Anyone who has a real winter would laugh at an Auckland one — it never gets below freezing, and day temps are around 50 — 59F i.

Interesting thing about alcohol is that it once metabolised by the liver it forms acetyl-CoA — this is then free to enter directly into the citric acid cycle. Thus it provides energy to cells much like a carbohydrate. Pre and post workout meals, and regular meals — 4 per day. I tend to skip meals! The last time I had dinner with one particular woman we talked about diets, and I suggested she try being gluten free after a string of symptoms suggested to me that she was gluten sensitive.

To my surprise she told me that since that day she had been gluten free and it changed her life, no more gut issues, better energy, sleep and health.

I guess you are wondering if any of this made a difference — has it been worth it? No white fingers at the supermarket! None at the gym handling cold kettlebells, none hanging wet washing out. The one that got uncomfortably tight after my mindless eating episode.

First thing — hot chocolate! Ayam and Gata coconut cream are additive free. Breakfast — either fresh salmon cooked, or meat reheated. Lunch — usually late afternoon — left over dinner reheated plus salad. Lamb, red onions, parsnip, pumpkin, sweet potato, beetroot, courgettes, carrots etc.

When cooked I have a bit of everything, plus a big salad. And I have no idea how much fat. Would I recommend you try this? YES — cheats and a half-arsed attempt at paleo will not give you the full benefit of a strict trial. I have just challenged myself to do thirty days alcohol and dairy free, similar to the Whole30, which I recently finished more or less successfully, and feel better for it. Like you, I found that evening glass of wine very hard to give up.

I managed it, though! I have MS and have gradually gone from Primal to Paleo from fall until now. Giving up eggs and nuts would be hardest to go all in but I may give it a whirl. I hardly drink anymore, so that would be easy. Unless I started eating more steak!

I very rarely have white potatoes and never have peppers or tomatoes. Dropping eggs and nuts would be difficult but then again I said that about dairy and I have not had any for over 3 months now. Thank you so much for doing this post! Thanks again and keep on blogging! You should start a betting pool. Is it the magnesium? Is it the nuts?

Is it the nightshades, the dairy, the wine? I was thinking about that — I guess the only way to find out is to add one in at a time. My heart fell when I saw that eggs and nuts were on the no-no list for auto-immune. I have been regular paleo for six months and have had huge improvements with rheumatoid arthritis and IBS stuff.

But things seem pretty tenuous. But my main paleo food groups have included eggs and walnuts, so maybe I need to bite the bullet and try it without them for, gulp, 30 days. The question is, how much salmon can I eat?? Not easy getting good grass-fed beef here in Alaska. I can relate — I have often thought it would be a great idea to do a strict auto-immune paleo and giving up eggs, cream in my coffee and alcohol were the sticking points.

However, the idea of not having them was bigger than the reality. I actually hardly miss any of them. Not such a big deal after all. The first week was the hardest for wine, but no big deal now. I highly recommend anyone with auto-immune issues to embrace this for a month — just to see if it makes a difference.

Re salmon — see the post with the omega 3 and 6 contents of food- A daily serve would be fine. Omega 3 around 3 grams a day has shown to be beneficial for rheumatoid arthritis. Just make sure you eat plenty of food with anti-oxidants in it to keep the omega 3 stable in your body. Personally I take a little extra vit C and E. Good to know the idea of doing without eggs might be worse than the reality. The truth is, they and walnuts, almond butter and pumpkin seeds have been my staples since I started paleo in February.

I think it was Dr. Thanks for your post. Look on the web site eatwild. Also if a farm delivers to the entire usa this should include alaska. Hi again susan morgan—there are 72 grassfed farms in washington state, which would be the closest usa sta to alaska—get that list brought up on eatwildl. I know many of these places do not want to deliver to a foreign country, but since you are in the united states they just fly it to you so there shold be no problem.

The distance from washington state to alaska is shorter than that from slnakers grass fed farm in powderly texas to our home in nj—so I do not see why it would not be possible I looked at the web site of 1 of the 2 meager grassfed farms in alaska—it did not look good—the only non cookled meat was to order a side of beef.

I also have autoimmune components to a thyroid problem and gluten intolerance. So your computer efferts at the eat wild search is very well wortht it. They deliver lall over the USA to land connected to land they do not deliver to Hawaii. Thanks very much for all the info, Marilyn. In the time since I wrote the first note I have found some grass fed beef here, from Eel River Farms which is in Washington, I believe.

A local health food store gets the beef delivered and then cuts and grinds it. I admire you staying on paleo for two years. A few months ago I started worrying I was losing too much weight on it, so added in various foods and my eating habits got progressively worse. They may not have gluten, but have plenty of sugar and who knows what else. Popcorn and chips have also been a problem lately. So I need to recommit. Thanks again for your suggestions. Currently it is no carrots, no pumpkin, no sweet potato, and no parsnips as well as the obvious no fruit, no grains, no alcohol.

No fruit has been the most difficult to give up. I am already no nightshades which means no tobacco chewing, no goji berries, no tomato sauce on the pies or pasta I am not having, etc, No legumes of course. I have just started soaking nuts but increased the amount since starting no sugar. Game, fish, beef and mutton complete my meals. It would be difficult to give up the olive oil but maybe if I give up yoghurt and nuts I will see what auto-immune Paleo is about.

I miss tomato sauce too! I find I feel better with a moderate amount of carbs, and the starchy root veggies. Enough to elevate blood sugar a certain amount, but no more.

Nuts being a seed have anti-nutrients like most seeds trying to protect themselves from digestion. Macadamia are interesting — less anti-nutrients as they have an extremely hard shell for protection. Julianne — how selective are you about fruit? Do you prefer the lower carb ones? I usually tell people to stick to about 2 serves a day — no more and have berries. Personally I have about 2 serves a day, I like a banana when I go the gym, and usually have a kiwifruit as well.

I find whole natural fruit and starchy veg dont mess with my blood sugar the same way refined grains and sugar do, even if the carb amount is the same. Lack of potatoes would make me feel much sadder. Yes try the whole 30! I feel really great, so pleased with how it has gone. Let me know how it goes for you and your brain! That Raynauds is crazy! I used to have poor circulation and just my finger tips would look like that, but changing my diet eliminated it.

Do you drink coffee? My Raynauds has never been dangerous — I get white fingers or toes but it never goes to the next step — blue. Do you have a link to the auto-immune version? Hi Louise, the auto-immune version Standard version — no legumes, no grains, no dairy, no nasty vegetable oils. Auto-immune — no nightshades, no nuts or seeds, no eggs, no alcohol.

Eat — meats including organ meats and bone broths, all seafood. Low omega 6 pressed vegetable oils like olive, avocado and coconut. Vegetables and fruit including peeled root vegetables. If you have puffy skin or very shiny, velvety skin and GERD or constipation problems, then they need to be watched for connection to a latent autoimmune disease.

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