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Healing Trauma

Healing Trauma with Juicing and Diet Changes

Very little is said about the effects that trauma has on the digestive system, the mind, and the rest of the body. Everything we eat can either enhance or impair trauma healing.

The diet to heal trauma is designed to reduce the stress that is caused by trauma and help reverse the damage it has done to your body. It will reduce inflammation that is caused by stress. It will help you let go of the comfort-food addictions that trauma caused such as cravings for sweet, salty, fat-rich, and flavoring-enhanced foods. These foods are so detrimental because they raise cortisol and other stress hormones. Take sugar for example. A jolt of your favorite sweet can cause cortisol and blood sugar to spike. On the other hand, the right diet will encourage the production of the feel-good hormone dopamine, and increase the level of calming, mood-enhancing serotonin. The right diet will help you lose weight that high-carb stress eating puts on. It will also help you prevent disease or chronic illness that often follows in the wake of trauma.

Here’s what you can do:

  1. Eat whole foods. Avoid processed foods that have preservatives, flavorings, and dyes. They will compromise your health and slow your healing.
  2. Choose a variety of non-starchy vegetables. These colorful, fiber-rich veggies will help to heal the gut. The antioxidants will offset the effects of stress. You should eat 15-21 cups of veggies per week.
  3. Choose sweet potatoes and yams over white potatoes. They offer more nutrients and less sugar.
  4. Choose quinoa and brown or wild rice instead of white rice, pasta, bread, and rolls. Avoid these starchy carbs as much as possible. They not only pack on weight, but they also turn to sugar. They contribute to keeping the trauma response going in the body with spikes and dips in cortisol and blood sugar. Quinoa is a great choice for a side because it is lower in starch and high in fiber; it also has more protein than the other grains.
  5. Fruits are a good choice for dessert rather than a sugar-laden treat. They are gut- and mind-healthy. Keep in mind that apples and berries are low-sugar fruits making them good choices.
  6. Meats, fish, and eggs. Choose grass-fed, free-range muscle meats as much as possible to avoid hormones and antibiotics given to factory farm animals. Choose wild-caught fish for similar reasons.
  7. High-Dose Nutritional Supplements. High-dose multivitamins and multimineral supplements are a must for traumatized and stressed people. When we’re stressed, our body’s demand for nutrients increases. Research after an earthquake in New Zealand clearly shows that a high-dose multivitamin and multimineral supplement can help with anxiety, depression, and intrusive memories.

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Juicing Recommendations

Foods can calm or excite the nervous system. You want to consume calming foods and avoid excitatory foods and substances.

Calming Veggies

Celery is one of the most calming vegetables along with kale, collards, and  Swiss chard. Juice them up for extra nutrition.

Foods rich in B vitamins are healing for the nervous system. Eat and juice more of these:

  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Romaine

Folate plays a key role in the regeneration of the nervous system. Eat and juice more of these:

  • Spinach
  • Asparagus
  • Beets

Magnesium plays an essential role in nerve transmission and neuromuscular conduction. It protects against excitation.

Leafy greens such as spinach and Swiss chard are rich in magnesium. Add them to your juice recipes often.

Vitamin C is essential for exhausted adrenals. Trauma completely drains the adrenal glands. These hard-working glands need extra care when you’ve been highly stressed or traumatized. Eat and juice more of the following:

Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, green and red peppers, spinach, cabbage, turnip greens, other leafy greens, parsley, tomatoes and tomato juice, and winter squash.

Foods to Avoid—these are the most excitatory for the nervous system

  • Soda pop—diet soda is the worst; aspartame is highly excitatory
  • Anything with dyes/colorings
  • Sugar
  • Prepared food
  • Soy
  • Wheat. barley, oats—high in glutamine
  • Dairy— the worst dairy is cheddar, Swiss, Monterey Jack, and Mozzarella cheese; and THE worst cheese is PARMESAN.
  • Peanuts

Excitotoxins can damage your nervous system (they overstimulate neuron receptors). Completely avoid these:

  • Diet sodas
  • Highly flavored snacks (dyes and flavorings)
  • Processed foods

Calming Juice

  • 1 bunch celery
  • 1/4 peeled lemon
  • Juice it up and enjoy!

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