[Consult a functional or integrative health practitioner, such as a nutritional therapy practitioner for help with supplementation.]
It’s also important to note that poor quality fats, such as industrial seed oils, among other factors, can contribute to a sluggish gallbladder, which can also inhibit proper digestion and can lead to a gallbladder attack. Always check your symptoms with a doctor but some common ones I see are stomach cramps, bloating, burping, nausea and reflux after meals, headaches, and sometimes pain under the right rib and back shoulder blades.
Completely avoiding healthy fats is not the answer though. Our bodies are made up of 15% fat. Our cell membranes are made of up fatty acids. Fat is our body’s preferred energy source, including our heart and is necessary for healthy liver function, building healthy cholesterol and bile, required for the adequate use of proteins, and for the absorption of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. Fat serves as a protective lining for the organs of our body, it slows the absorption of food for proper energy, it manages our inflammatory process AND it makes our food taste delicious and satisfying! The fact it, you need fat to burn fat!
Supporting your body to be able to digest fats properly and eating healthy fats such as those least processed (nuts, avocados, olives, butter, olive oil, coconut oil, animal fats from pastured, organically fed & humanely treated animals, sesame oil, and nut oils such as macadamia nut oil) will go a long way to supporting your overall health and vitality. Check out Diane Sanfilippo’s awesome article: Fats: Which to Eat & Which to Ditch, which includes a free 1-page downloadable pdf.
As always, I recommend that my clients be present, take time to sit, and take a few moments to have gratitude for your food. Also, slow down by putting your fork down between bites, and chew each bite at least 20 times. Most of all, think pleasant thoughts while eating!
Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
1/2 cup grated beet (raw AND include the 1st inch of the stem, well chopped)
1/2 cup grated raw carrot
1/4 cup grated green (or other tart) apple (include skin) [use green apples for the 21DSD]
Juice of 1 lemon (approximately 1/4 cup) OR raw apple cider vinegar such as Braggs
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
Combine beets, carrot, and apple.
Drizzle with the lemon juice or raw apple cider vinegar and olive oil.
Optionally garnish with organic Gomasio
Consume 2 tablespoons per meal and ENJOY!
Note: Use within 3 days to maintain vitality
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