Have you ever stopped to think about whether some of the foods that you’ve been told are GOOD for you, might actually be causing more damage to your health?
I know it’s not something we all think about day in and day out but a little while ago my good friend and holistic nutritionist, Yuri Elkaim, literally hit me over the head with 3 so-called health foods that will destroy your health!
And to kick your year off on the right path, I’m sharing what Yuri had shared with me.
I’m sure you’ll find this helpful.
“Not-so-Good” Health Food #1 – Unfermented Soy
Soy is one of the highest food sources of protein but that’s about all it’s got going for it, especially in its unfermented form.
The problem with soy boils down to the fact that it is a very powerful source of phytoestrogens, which elevate the estrogen levels in your body.
This is a big problem nowadays as we are seeing more and more people develop “estrogen dominance” related problems like endometriosis, ovarian
cysts, and general weight gain – just to name a few.
Since estrogen promotes cell division/growth it is also a stimulating factor in the development of many types of cancer. Not great if you ask me.
The other issue with soy is that it suppresses your thyroid. These “goitrogenic” properties reduce your thyroid function and thus your overall
metabolism. (I’m totally in agreance with Yuri on this, and I can tell you first hand, as someone who has Thyroid Disease, I avoid soy at all costs and so should you!!)
Since the thyroid is the master gland of metabolism, any disruption to it will inevitably cause you to pack on the pounds.
On the flip side, fermented soy products like tempeh and miso are OK to eat and are actually really good for you. But it’s the processed, unfermented versions of soy (tofu, soy milk, etc…) that are readily available in almost ALL of our processed foods that are the big problem.
“Not-so-Good” Health Food #2 – “Low-Fat”, “Low-Sugar”, “Diet”
Yuri (and I) recommend that you steer clear of packaged foods. Mainly because they are made by companies that have no interest in your health.
Case in point – any packaged food that is labelled “low fat”, “low sugar”, “diet”, or any other marker of processing.
Remember this – when a food has had ALL or SOME of its original contents removed, these will need be replaced by another (and usually nastier) additive.
For instance, “sugar free” yogurt and diet sodas may have few calories because they don’t have any sugar but they do have a ton of aspartame and acesulfame K – TWO deadly neurotoxins that account for over 75% of ALL health complaints that the FDA receives!!!
If you’re going to eat something out of a package or box, make sure it’s REGULAR. End of story.
“Not-so-Good” Health Food #3 – Whole Grains
“But what about my Cheerios,” you might be saying.
This is one of the biggest farces of our time. We’ve been told to eat whole grains because they are good for us. They are great source of fiber and other vitamins.
Well that’s not completely accurate.
Here’s the problem….
Humans have not evolved to properly digest grains. It doesn’t matter if we’re talking white pasta, whole wheat or multigrain bread, or cheerios…
Your digestive tract does not know how to handle grains. Sure some cultures may fair better than others but isn’t it interesting that MOST weight
loss diets tell you to avoid grains???
Other than helping you lose weight quickly, removing grains will also reduce the irritation and thus potential inflammation caused by gluten (a problematic protein found in grains).
We’ve now seen that gluten is at the root cause of numerous autoimmune disorders, leaky gut, food allergies, skin breakouts, and weight gain.
To avoid gluten, choose pseudograins like quinoa, amaranth, millet, and buckwheat. These grains don’t contain gluten and are a much better source of protein and important minerals.
Nonetheless, reducing your consumption of ALL grains will better your chances of losing weight and looking great.
Yuri also shared with me a number of other foods that are not great for your health (8 to be exact) and he shows exactly which ones they are, how to replace them, and how to purify your body for easier weight loss and all-day energy in his Total Wellness Cleanse program.
Considering it’s the new year, I thought you’d benefit from this information since there’s no better time to cleanse your body than now.
And don’t worry, this isn’t some crazy water fast or Amazonian herbal cleanse…
Yuri’s Total Wellness Cleanse is the ONLY 100% food-based on the market.
This is by far, the safest, most comprehensive, and effective cleanse that I’ve come across and it’s the ONLY cleanse program that gets the Shari Fitness seal of approval.
I know you’ll feel the same way.
* Disclosure: If you happen to purchase anything I recommend in this or any of my communications, it’s likely I’ll receive some kind of affiliate compensation. Still, I only recommend stuff that I truly love, use and happily share with friends and family. If you ever have an issue with anything I recommend please let me know. I always have your back, and your growth and happiness in mind. – Shari