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The link between food and diseases

Tuesday 17 January 2023

The effect that every food has in our health is extremely complex; it is multifactorial. In a same person, it could be different, depending on their physical and emotional condition, and evidently, it differs depending on the person. But studying many cases, it is possible to infer the tendency of certain food.
In most of the people, the body usually adapts to the consumption of our daily food, developing a tolerance. Even if these food are unhealthy, the body apparently doesn’t show any adverse effect; the same way that when starting to smoke or consuming alcohol the effects are prominent, but after some time the body gets use to it and it doesn’t react anymore, the same applies to certain food.
In this article I summarize the link between the intake of certain food and our health.

Due to this tolerance that the body develops to certain food that are harmful, in order to experience if a certain food is really good or bad for us, it could be a good idea to avoid eating it during a certain time. The length of time is the necessary amount until the body looses its apparent “tolerance” to it. Then it must be reintroduced again.
When removing a harmful food it is possible that the person feels better or worse, depending on several factors. But in the reintroduction, it is the moment when the person will feel a worsening, which could happen in some hours or even in some days after the reintroduction started.
Taking into account the following list of possible links, we can be aware and make the relationship between disease and food easily.
I have got this information from my experience as nutritionist. Some links are known by most nutritionists, but most of them are the fruit of my observations, and they are new contributions.
Diseases Food
Breast cancer soy (when it is removed from the diet after it has been taken during several years)
Osteoporosis dairy, meat, fish, grains
Cardiovascular diseases fats and oils
Nervousness, insomnia, tachycardia coffee, tea, chocolate
Constipation gluten, carrot, rice, fish. In lesser degree: meat, green leafs
Laxative avocado, citric fruits, fats, dried fruits
Circulatory problems, cold sensitive, Raynaud syndrome fast carbs (sugar, syrup, honey, dried fruit) and slow carbs (starch)
Brittle nails fast carbs (sugar, syrup, honey, dried fruit) and slow carbs (starch)
Nightmares nuts, seeds, grains, seeds, dairy
Premenstrual syndrome eggs, nuts, seeds, grains, dairy, meat, fish
Lack of memory, mental sluggishness meat, fish
Fatigue and/or muscular pain tomato, bell peeper, citric fruits, kiwi, pineapple
Diuretics vegetables
Somnolence, fatigue, bags under the eyes alcohol, dairy, meat, fish. In lesser degree: green leafs, salt
Headaches dairy, smoked products, alcohol, coffee (withdrawal effect). In lesser degree: salt
Leg pain eggs
Dermatological diseases oils, avocado, coconut, olives, nuts, seeds
Liver inflammation dairy, chocolate, fats, alcohol, banana
Muscular cramps sugar, syrup, honey, dried fruit, excess of fruit
Ophthalmological diseases, conjunctivitis sugar, syrup, honey, dried fruit
Joint disorders fats and oils
Hemorrhoids fats and oils
Intestinal worms sugar and syrups
Gastrointestinal diseases gluten, dairy, legumes
Kidney diseases teas and infusions
Heart diseases drugs

After reading this list you may ask yourself: then, what can we eat? I think that our best food are fruits and vegetables, knowing that they can have some undesirable effects too, although the repercussion is much lower compared with the other food. For example, citrus may be excessively laxative and result in some muscular pain and fatigue, as well as tomate and bell peeper; and vegetables are quite diuretic.


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