I thought I would update you on some groovy things I’ve been eating according to my VIOME results and inspire some creativity for you. Of course it always helps to get a personal reading so if you haven’t done so yet – start your gut intelligence journey now with your first viome kit – and then we can really get talking – but if you’d simply like to see how one navigates their viome results and makes a delicious lifestyle out of it you have come to the right place!
Your list will look different and just because one plant virus infects a certain food that I’m sensitive to, your microbiome may not be so fragile. Or vice versa. Isn’t that exciting? (sayonara one-size fits all)
Specific foods I’m avoiding: cashews, cauliflower, corn, cucumber, grapes, hemp hearts, pistachios, plums, potatoes, prunes
Specific foods I’m minimizing: adzuki beans, almonds, amaranth, apple, apricot, artichoke, asparagus, avocado, barley, beets, black beans, black eyed peas, black tea, black berry, boysenberry, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, bulgar, burdock root, cabbage, cane sugar, cantaloupe, cardoon….okay so the list goes and goes down the alphabet. Big ones include, cheese, cherries, chia seeds, chickpeas, coffee, dates, egg yolks, figs, garlic, kale, kidney beans, lobster miso…oats…peanuts, quinoa, sauerkraut, anything soy, stevia, yogurt, white tea.
Specific foods I’m enjoying (or will be since the list is extensive!): alfalfa sprouts, almond milk, apple cider vinegar, arugula, basil, beef, bell peppers, blueberries, bone broth, buckwheat, butter, chard, chicken, cinnamon, cacao, coconut oil, meat & milk, dragon fruit, egg whites, eggplant, emu, flaxseed, goat, grapefruit, haddock, lemon, lettuce, lime, bean sprouts, olive oil, orange, papaya, pecans, pineapple, seaweed, strawberries, tomato, veal, walnuts, wheatgrass, wild rice, zucchini
Specific foods I’m emphasizing: banana, bone broth (from mammals), brown rice, capers, carrots, chicken (dark meat), cilantro, cranberries, dandelion greens, dill, elderberry, guava, lamb, olives, pumpkin seeds sage, salmon, sardines, sunflower seeds, trout, turkey (light/dark meat) & turmeric.
So do you get a sense for how detailed your personal list could be?
Yours will be no less/more of foods to be wary of and foods to be more inclusive of. The biggest question I have for you is – did you already know? Our instincts are quite telling. Gut consciousness is something I talk about, explore and teach my clients to cultivate in my Therapeutic Eating program. It’s that inner knowing that talks to you that which we become overly accustom to quieting.
Remember – she’ll whisper til she screams and it’ll sound a lot like stress, anxiety, IBS, acne, hyperactivity, diabetes and god forbid, heart disease and cancer. The biome contains it all my friends. It’s time to get honest about our shit.