Changes to our diets over the holiday period can cause health issues to creep up on us, ones that we generally keep under control throughout the year.
Gluten can be the greatest enemy to those with coeliac disease or gluten intolerance. When the body detects gluten in cases like these, the immune system jumps into action and inflammation occurs affecting the body’s organs and soft tissue negatively. Flair ups like these should be avoided at all times, no matter what time of the year it is. Similarly dairy can be the greatest foe to some of our bodies. If you are lactose intolerant, you may already be aware of it, the symptoms and the reasons you should reduce or eliminate it from your diet. Dairy can also be linked to increased symptoms of arthritis and cause other health complications.
Over the holidays it can be hard to keep track of all the ingredients we are sharing with family and friends. It’s about finding the balance, remembering to prioritize you and your health and keep some of the habits you try so hard to maintain year-round during the time of indulgence.