Inflammatory Trigger

Inflammatory Trigger Blog Post By Leigh Shinde For Anxious Child Program With Image Of Wheat A Common Trigger For Inflammation

What is your inflammatory trigger?

When I explain the gut-brain connection to our lovely parents, it’s always a light bulb moment.  So often we look at the brain as something that stands alone, up there on our shoulders disconnected from the rest of our body.

However, everything we do to reduce inflammation in the body reduces inflammation in the brain.

Healing our gut and reducing inflammatory foods is a baseline for everyone. If our gut is inflamed our immune system is inflamed and our brain is inflamed.

How to find out what your inflammatory trigger is

The first step to solving inflammation is to find out what triggers inflammation for you.  Baseline allergy testing is a great way to start.  Ask yourself this; “What is my kryptonite?  What inflames my gut? “

Wheat was my kryptonite.  Removing wheat from my diet meant no more sinus infections, no more weird unexplainable rashes on my skin, no more pains in my tummy and surprise, surprise an incredible lift in energy and mood!!

This was just the beginning of my journey, but this breakthrough moment was what propelled me to further specialise in nutrition.

How could removing one thing from my diet make such a dramatic difference to my health?  I wasn’t coeliac, it was a simple intolerance, but that was my inflammatory trigger that led to so many of my symptoms.

Could there be something causing inflammation for your child?

For my daughter, wheat was also her trigger and caused crippling stomach pains that I thought were due to her being anxious about starting school.

Removing wheat from her diet was my light bulb moment as a parent. Seeing my little girl go from misery to happiness with just one simple change was so empowering for me as a mother.

For the parents we see every day they get to experience that same empowerment.  From feeling helpless, overwhelmed and so very worried about their gorgeous child to being given some control and understanding.

If you’d like to find out more about how we can help your child or whether or not your child has an inflammatory trigger that could be causing their anxiety please look at our Love Your Anxious Child Program or contact us directly.

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