About this time last year I found out that I'm allergic to dairy. Not lactose intolerant, but allergic to the proteins found in dairy. I literally cried when I got the results from my doctor. I put myself through court reporting school working at a french restaurant, where brie, fettuccine alfredo, and french onion soup were staples in my daily food choices. I *love* cheese. And, yet, since I've stopped eating it, my joints feel so much better. I can't even tell you how much better. If dairy slips back into a meal accidentally (or as a splurge), I totally feel it the next day. Check it out for yourself and see if removing dairy from your life makes a difference.
There are a bazillion studies out there touting the benefits of turmeric. Google search that up and you'll see what I mean. How I add this amazing herb into my life is by adding it to my scrambled eggs in the morning. Once my olive oil is heated up in my pan, I add about four dashes of the golden miracle into it to unlock all of the benefits of the plant. Then I'll add in my mushrooms, spinach, and eggs and -- voila! -- a power breakfast to keep me going until lunchtime.
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This one isn't rocket science. A good rule of thumb is if it comes out of a box, bag, or can, forget it. And for sure if you can't pronounce an ingredient! Ditch that crap right away. Driving through, hell no. Can be super sized? No way. The more veggies and fruits you can eat (especially the veggies!), the better. Nitrates and sulfites need to be a thing of the past as well.
Yes, that includes bacon. I know, I know. Honestly. Meat products are not only not great for you, they're harmful to the environment. Now, I'm not telling you that you should turn into a vegan. You can if you want, but it's not necessary. Simply go a couple meals meat-free during your week as a way to make a change in your life. Then maybe meat products turn into an occasional thing instead of nightly. And bacon can be more of a splurge than a regular occurrence.
Remember that part earlier when I mentioned I worked at a french bakery for a good portion of my life? This one hit hard. Not dairy-deletion hard, but still. No bread, croissants, doughnuts, crackers? Yep. Gluten is in all sorts of things in sneaky ways as well. But the good news is that there are so many gluten-free varieties of things on the market that you won't feel like you're missing out on anything.