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Elimination Diet: Red Meat

Have you ever considered cutting out red meat to avoid synthetic hormones and antibiotics, to give the digestive system a break while supporting your gut bacteria and regular elimination (pooping)??

Maybe you should...

It’s common practice for factory farmers to administer hormones to animals for faster growth, conventionally raised meats could contribute to an increased level of estrogen in the system. Farmers use chemicals on the crops used to feed cattle, glyphosate is a widely used pesticide in large-scale farming operations and it contains endocrine disruptors which can increase estrogen mimicking compounds in the body. Symptoms of too much estrogen can look like PMS, fibrocystic breasts, fibroids, endometriosis, abnormal periods, depression, fatigue, anxiety, insomnia and brain fog. In men it can cause infertility, sexual dysfunction and enlarged breasts.

Excess estrogen gets eliminated through urine and feces, if you don’t have a healthy microbiome (gut bacteria) then estrogen can stay in your system, recirculating, which contributes to an estrogen overload. Red meat can also alter the bacteria in the gut which can contribute to constipation, and proper elimination is important to detox the extra estrogen.

When we reintroduce red meat after a period of time, the quality of your meat is really important! We are what we eat, but we are also what we eat, eats. Meaning when consuming animal based foods we have to consider how they were raised, slaughtered, and what they were being fed. Cows are often fed soy and corn based feed that can be mouldy and full of mycotoxins, which find their way into our systems. The toxins that moulds produce are mycotoxins and they affect your biology severely. Factory farming, changes in agricultural practises, changes in soil from pesticide use, and poor farming practices all contribute to mould and mycotoxin contamination in our food supply. Mould and mycotoxins can cause infections, chronic inflammation, chronic fatigue, cancer, neurodegenerative conditions and respiratory issue.

We are what we eat, but we are also what we eat, eats.

In health,


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