Confused about what you should be eating when it comes to your health and fitness goals? You’re not alone. If it was that simple, there wouldn’t be so many different diets out there. Thousands of nutrition and diet books are published every year promising solutions for weight-loss, diabetes, healthy-heart, detoxification, more energy and so on…
With so many options, how do you know which approach might work for you? To help you with this, watch my short video. You will learn:
0:23 Why there is no perfect diet?
1:15 What is the most common imbalance to our digestive system?
1:42 The role of carbohydrates in the diet
2:00 What is a low-carb, high-fat diet?
2:50 Why a healthy diet is necessary to build a strong immune system?
Hi, I’m Naturopath Kimballe Robyzen. I get asked a lot about diet and it’s a very confusing topic these days so I just wanted to share some of my takes and clinical impressions of the different diets that are available out there today.
I’ll start by mentioning that there is no one diet will suit everyone the same. Everyone has a different digestive capacity and different tolerances of different nutrients and we are always needing to adjust our diet in a personal way based on those things, and that’s something we often need to investigate when we first start to decide a diet for somebody.
But there are are some general fundamental approaches to diet that I find consistently helpful for a lot of conditions. One of the most predominant aspects to digestion that I see on a daily basis is this leaky gut, over fermented, candida over-growth type of presentation. Sometimes it will come with symptoms like bloating and different types of bowel motion responses to that, but this seems to be an overwhelmingly common dysbiosis is how we describe that imbalance in the digestion.
Generally that is mostly fostered by diet that is quite high in carbohydrates even if they are of the natural so called ‘healthy form’. It’s really the overall amount of the carbohydrate which tends to overwhelm our limited capacity for fermentation in the digestion. So this idea of paleo or keto diet seems to be a helpful approach to many of us.
Whether it’s one of those labels or the other I simply describe that as a low carbohydrate healthy fat approach to the diet and that often gives us what I describe as ‘food freedom’ because then we’re not caught in the carb cycle of having to eat regularly to keep our energy up and our blood sugar balanced and gives us a bit more freedom to be able to do things like intermittent fasting and any of those health goals that helps us to moderate the amount of food we’re having to consume everyday.
One of the overflow benefits of that apart from avoiding insulin resistance is that it will create a balanced digestive system which really is the centre of our immune system. 70% of our immune lymphatic tissue is wrapped around our digestion, so, through a diet like that we’re actually reducing the leaky gut and inflammation around the digestion, therefore, our immune system is more balanced and has the opportunity to clean the toxins out. This is one of the most helpful tools I find in creating a resilient immune system for many.
I hope that helps you have some impression or idea on how to approach the diet, if you have any other concerns or interest, please feel free to reach out to me as it’s something that I like to spend quite a lot of interest in working out the specifics for each of my clients and I’d be very happy to help you.
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By Kimballe Robyzen
Kimballe Robyzen is an experienced Naturopath specialising in women's health, allergies, immune, gut and mental health. Kimballe frequently works with interstate and overseas clients via Skype, Zoom, phone and/or email. Kimballe’s clinical approach is well suited to supporting you by distance, offering access to personalised health care to those challenged by distance and/or time.