Recently I was diagnosed with adult onset diabetes with a heart complication. My alternative doctor wanted me to change my diet and try to manage/reverse the condition that way. So I tried the Paleo diet but after a week, it was clear that it really wasn’t the right approach for me.
A friend told me about JJ Virgin and sent me her newest book, The Virgin Diet. As soon as I read the cover and JJ’s theory and approach, I was hooked.
It just made so much sense to me! She recommends eliminating the 7 high inflammatory foods out of our diet for 21 days to give us time to heal, repair and rebalance.
Inflammation is the underlying cause of most all our ailments, diseases, aches and pains. And most of our inflammation is started in our gut and digestive track.
Then, after the elimination period, we reintroduce them one food category at a time one per week to discover how our body reacts to them. If they cause no symptoms, then yea! We can eat that. Our body tolerates it well.
If they DO cause a reaction (bloating, gas, painful joints, blood sugar spikes, headaches, etc), then our body is telling us in no uncertain terms that that it’s not okay with that food yet. Remove it from your diet for another 3 – 6 months, then try it again.
The recipes are easy and delicious, I’m eating better than I have in a long time, most all my cravings for sweets have gone.
My chronic fatigue is improved. My memory is sharper. I feel stronger. My vision is clearer. My blood sugar is almost normal now.
AND, I’ve effortlessly dropped almost 15 pounds in only 5 weeks. What’s not to like about this diet?
I highly recommend this book and JJ’s approach. She’s awesome! Check it out:
And let me know what you think. Leave a comment below: