2. Avoid Refined Carbohydrates
Wheat and corn are the most genetically modified crops in the world. Over recent decades, science has learned how to manipulate the yields of these plants. This modification results in a change in the number of plant proteins, such as gluten, contained in the grain. It’s no wonder that digestive disorders such as sensitivity to gluten are on the rise in western civilization.
Farmers use large amounts of pesticides to control insects, and these toxins end up in the groundwater where the plants absorb them. As a result, trace amounts of these chemicals end up in the grains we eat.
Refined carbohydrates create inflammation in the intestinal wall. This inflammation increases intestinal permeability and leads to GI disorders like “leaky gut.” Intestinal inflammation also spreads to other biological systems in the body, exacerbating the symptoms of skeletal diseases like osteoarthritis. Removing refined carbs like flour and sugar from your diet improves your digestive health and limits inflammation.