This wasn’t how it was supposed to be. I’d lost weight, yes, but I’d also lost my energy and vitality. Something was clearly off. How could my body look so good, and yet I felt so bad?
Carrots are pretty darn amazing. I discovered the hidden health benefits of carrots long ago when I was turned on to Ray Peat’s work. He talks about how the fiber in carrots are helpful for aiding the excretion of harmful bacteria in the gut.
This is a big deal because the fiber that we’re recommended to eat to maintain a “so called” healthy diet does not have the same properties as the fiber you find in the carrot.
Instead the fiber that’s recommended by mainstream nutritionists (starchy grains, green leafy veggies, fermented foods and cruciferous veggies) run the risk of sitting in the gut and putrefying if digestion is too slow. Leading to issues like leaky gut and bacterial overgrowth.
The difference is, carrots contain anti-fungal properties as well as a unique antimicrobial fiber that acts as a natural detoxifier by binding to toxins in the intestines (absorbing bad bacteria, aka, endotoxins).
This beneficial fiber also aids the body in excreting excess estrogen which could be why you get the most benefit from eating your carrots raw.
Join Dr. Renee as she welcomes nutrition, fitness, self-awareness/self-care, and integration strategists Allison Pelot and Maja Gottlieb. Together they are the co-hosts of the Integrate Yourself Podcast from which they have guests tell their stories from the female perspective and explore the modern woman's journey in understanding her body and being able to successfully navigate in this world. They also share what they they have learned in their 20 years of coaching, nutrition, and movement experience. Their shared goal is to share inspired conversations with incredible people.
We simply cannot allow ourselves to be who we truly are if we make other people into who we want them to be. Allowing them to disappoint, amaze and confuse me, because they are human just like I am. Whether you're putting other people on a pedestal (which I've done many times) or putting yourself above another person or becoming the authority of another; all are equally destructive.