Anti Inflammation Plan Toronto

Anti-Inflammation Plan in Toronto

The Anti-inflammatory Autoimmune health & Detox plan in Toronto is a 90-day program that includes an elimination and reintroduction protocol that has been specifically designed to help those suffering from, or at risk for autoimmune disease, determine their food allergies and sensitivities, reverse nutrient deficiencies, balance gut flora, and heal their bodies over the long-term. This is the best and most specific protocol for those with inflammatory and cardio-metabolic diseases, and that following it can give a person the best chance to come up with their own personalized healing diet.

Who is the Anti-Inflammation plan for?

  • Those suffering from chronic inflammation from chronic pain and food sensitivities and cardio-metabolic conditions such as elevated blood sugars and/or lipids, insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome
  • Those suffering from chronic pain (joints pain, headaches and migraines, fibromyalgia, thyroid issues, PCOS, endometriosis)
  • Those with or at risk for auto-immune conditions such as type 1 diabetes, celiac, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Addison’s Disease, Graves disease, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis etc.

Autoimmune Disease Symptoms

The early symptoms of many autoimmune diseases are very similar, such as:
  • Fatigue
  • Achy muscles
  • Swelling and redness
  • Low-grade fever
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Numbness and tingling in the hands and feet
  • Hair loss
  • Skin rashes

Tests that Diagnose Autoimmune Diseases

  • No single test can diagnose most autoimmune diseases. Your doctor will use a combination of tests and an assessment of your symptoms to diagnose you.
  • The antinuclear antibody test (ANA) is often the first test that doctors use when symptoms suggest an autoimmune disease. A positive test means you likely have one of these diseases, but it won’t confirm exactly which one you have.
  • Other tests look for specific auto antibodies produced in certain autoimmune diseases. Your doctor might also do tests to check for the inflammation these diseases produce in the body.

How does diet help?

Auto-immune inflammatory conditions all stem from the same root cause; when your immune system loses the ability to distinguish between your own body cells and any foreign invader cells (bacteria, viruses, parasites) and starts attacking itself. The location of the cells attacked is where the inflammation starts, and symptoms develops-for example in Hashimoto’s thyroiditis the thyroid gland is attacked and in rheumatoid arthritis the joints are attacked. The location and type of auto-immune disease depend partly on a person’s genetic predispositions but mostly on environmental exposures including diet, lifestyle, infections, exposure to toxins, hormones and weight.

Diet, lifestyle and the effect of these on hormones, weight and toxin exposure are modifiable and within a person’s control. By removing the foods and addressing lifestyle factors that stimulate inflammation and those that contribute to hormone and bacterial imbalances in the gut and by focusing on increasing intake of nutrient dense healing foods, we can support the body’s natural ability to regulate itself.

What is included in the Anti-Inflammation plan in Toronto?

  • 10 sessions (45 min initial assessment and 9 follow up sessions-20 min each spread out over 90 days)
  • Nutrition and lifestyle assessment including anthropometric measurements
  • Scored symptoms questionnaire to assess improvements before and after anti-inflammatory program
  • Personalized nutrition, lifestyle and supplement recommendations
  • Individualized menu planner to provide meal choices in amounts based on your macronutrient requirements
  • Support and accountability
  • Blood work and relevant biomarkers testing and/or review
  • Educational tools and resources
Anti Inflammation Plan Toronto

Nutrition and Lifestyle Assessment

  • During your initial 45 min assessment, Nadine will review your health goals, lifestyle, previous health or medical interventions, medical history, blood work, medications, supplement use, eating patterns, portion sizes, food preferences and any food intolerances / allergies you may know about, activity/exercise regimen and any restaurants frequented. A scored symptoms questionnaire will be completed to establish a baseline for later improvements. Body measurements can be taken (weight, waist and hip circumference) and more detailed anthropometric testing can be ordered.
  • Based on your assessment, Nadine will determine your nutritional needs and provide you with a nutrition plan that outlines the best types of foods, portions, supplements (if needed), food combinations and meal timing to optimize your health.
  • After your assessment, Nadine will provide you with valuable feedback on your diet and lifestyle and review options of practical strategies for improving your eating habits and nutritional status to help you reach your goals. This can include an elimination and reintroduction protocol for finding food triggers to your symptoms. Strategies to meeting nutritional requirements, managing weight and/or changing your body composition; managing hunger, cravings or emotional eating; boosting energy; improving exercise performance and recovery; and managing specific health condition/s will be provided throughout anti-inflammatory auto-immune health and detox plan.

Personalized Menu and Grocery List

  • During your first 4 follow-up sessions (weekly after your assessment), Nadine can help you create a personalized menu and grocery list based on your nutritional needs, food preferences, schedule and lifestyle. Your plan will be structured, easy to follow and will outline options for all meals and snacks.
  • During your remaining follow-up sessions (bi-weekly), Nadine can review your food diary, review symptoms improvements and overall progress and reintroduce foods eliminated one at a time to liberalize your diet and avoid unnecessary restrictions once trigger foods and trigger portions are identified.
  • Nadine will also take your body measurements (if appropriate) and help you overcome challenges. You can learn about ideal meal timing for you, how to read food labels, eat healthy at restaurants, manage food cravings, modify unhealthy behavior, eat mindfully, improve your relationship with food, and remain motivated.
  • By the end of the program, a 2nd scored symptoms questionnaire will be completed to establish improvements in symptoms of inflammation and auto-immunity.
  • You will feel empowered with the ability to manage symptoms by implementing lifestyle strategies and by avoiding trigger foods while eating ananti-inflammatory, detoxifying, nutrient dense and satisfyingly balanced diet.

Click here to view the Anti-Inflammation webinar by Nadine. If you are looking for anti-inflammation plan in Toronto then contact Nadine today or call us today for online consulting.

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