Dear reader, now that we have covered eight diets in 8 days, I would like to match these diets to 8 common health issues. Some may have more than one match. Furthermore, there are 1000s of diseases that exist today. Nevertheless these diets are not limited to just the application or prevention of these eight health issues.

Health issues   

  • Ageing.
  • Digestive disorders. 
  • Overweight. 
  • Insulin resistance. 
  • Heart disease prevention. 
  • Sleep disorders.
  • Mood & Anxiety disorders.
  • Celiac disease.

Diets 

 

The longevity diet 

Ageing in inevitable no one living person can avoid it, yet, despite this a small number of people make it past 85 years. Due to their ability to defying odds and overcoming their health challenges and avoiding fatal accidents making it to a ripe old age. Of particular interest, is there diet can that act as an insurance policy and maybe give us a fighting chance and reduce early mortality in our older years? Yes, there is, and it has the most researched of all the diets too… it’s the:

 

Digestive disorders diets

Damage and inflammation in the gut is the biggest driver of gastrointestinal disorders, like irritable bowel syndrome constipation and diarrhoea. So, what diets reduce inflammation, improves the microbiome’s diversity and supports gut repair?

  1. Gluten-Free Diet. ref
  2. Low Carb Diet. ref 

 

Overweight diet solutions 

Weight Loss involves many factors like planning, preparation, regular exercise and a suitable diet. So, to lose those extra kilos the diet needs to be able to reduce the excess body fat and improve health by reducing risk factors like cardiovascular disease, and hormone imbalances. So, here are my top three diets for losing weight:

  1. Ketogenic Diet ref
  2. Mediterranean Diet ref
  3. Low Carb Diet ref

 

The Insulin resistance diets

Entails that, insulin your body produces to control blood sugar is not recognised by your tissues and consequently, you become resistant to insulin. Forever, higher amounts of insulin are required to manage blood sugar levels. As a result, this may lead to:

  • Metabolic syndrome.
  • Obesity. 
  • Fatty liver disease.
  • High blood pressure.
  • PCOS.
  • Type 2 diabetes.

Finally, here are my top diets for insulin resistance prevention:

  1. Ketogenic Diet ref
  2. Low Carb Diet ref

 

Heart disease prevention diet

Despite all our efforts, heart disease is the biggest killer in western society. Resulting in three times more deaths than cancer. Hands down the Mediterranean diet has the most research of any diet relating to cardiovascular disease (coronary artery disease, heart failure, hypertension). As a result the Mediterranean diet is part of the longterm preventative management protocol for this disease.

  1. Mediterranean Diet ref

 

Sleep disorders diet

At this point, there is emerging evidence that sleep duration and quality is related to certain dietary patterns. Subsequently, the Mediterranean diet has fewer insomnia symptoms (difficulty initiating sleep, difficulty maintaining sleep, early morning awakening). 

  1. Mediterranean Diet ref

 

Anxiety disorders diets 

In comparison anxiety disorders are the most prevalent mental disorder. After all anxiety can interfere with a person’s ability to carry out their day-to-day life and or partake in pleasurable activities. On the whole what you eat plays a significant role in the symptoms of anxiety. For example, fats are anxiolytic (they reduce anxiety) while high carb diets are anxiogenic (cause anxiety) ref. In this case, here are my diet picks to prevent anxiety: 

  1. Mediterranean Diet
  2. Ketogenic Diet 
  3. Vegetarian Diet 
  4. Vegan Diet
  5. Low Carb Diet

 

Coeliac disease diet 

Ultimately, coeliac disease classified as an autoimmune disease. Interestingly, gluten triggers an immune response in the gut and can damage the lining of the small intestine. As a result, and due to the length of exposure to gluten, the damage wears away the gut lining, so much so, that it reduces absorption of nutrients to the whole body. For example, you may experience symptoms like:

  • Bloating. 
  • Wind. 
  • Constipation. 
  • Diarrhoea. 
  • IBS.
  • Chronic Fatigue.
  • Weight Loss.
  • Anaemia. 
  • Depression.

On the whole, you guess it the diet of choice her is:

  1. Gluten-Free Diet

 

Personalised Q & A  

If there are any aspects of your diet or health, you would like to discuss or clarify. Contact us through this website or if it is of a more private nature contact me directly.

In wisdom and good health
Brendon.
Phone: 0409 278 320

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Written by: Brendon Groves Clinical Naturopathic Practitioner and Founder of Groves Naturopathics

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