Lifestyle choices, allergies, intolerances and sensitivities

Lifestyle choices

You are what you eat.  Well perhaps not literally, but we all know what it means.  in some ways this old adage is proving to be un true.  Many Australians are fortunate enough to be able to make decisions about what they eat, choose a diet that supports their lifestyle, health needs and dietary choices.  We are becoming more aware of the industrial farming practices that are now common place and their short falls for health and the environment. We are becoming more aware of how our choices impact other beings, the environment, our own health and the way we feel.  Australia has the third largest growth rate in veganism in the world.  This is in addition to people that choose a vegetarian or plant based diet.  We are also choosing lifestyle or health based diets such as Paleo and Keto diets, intermittent fasting, 5:2 and more to improve our health and longevity.  

Let's Be Natural stocks a wide range of products supporting different dietary choices, in particular vegan and plant based diets and organic and natural food.  Artificial preservatives, colours and flavours are everywhere in common food options and the "packaged" mode of shopping that we have adopted as a society.  Give your body a break and choose natural food where possible.  Give the planet a break and buy unpackaged and plant based food where possible.   Find all of these dietary food options at Let's Be Natural in Canberra.

Allergies, intolerances and sensitivities

With 1 in 20 children suffering food allergies, increases in coeliac disease and increases in skin sensitivities, it's hard to think that the modern lifestyle and diet doesn't play a major part.

The most common triggers of allergies are eggs, cow’s milk, peanut, tree nuts, seafood, sesame, wheat, soy and fish.  Reactions can be severe with the number of hospital admissions for food reactions doubling in the last ten years in key developed countries including Australia.

Many people suffering allergies, intolerances and other sensitivities don't even know that they have them.  Gas, bloating, stomach pain, nausea, heart burn, head aches and mood changes can all be signs of food intolerance that many people don't connect with what they eat.  Allergy testing and elimination diets are methods to try to find what might be affecting you and are highly recommended, and obviously seek medical advice where appropriate. 

Eating clean unprocessed food, a whole foods based diet, with known identifiable ingredients that you recognise the name of is a good way to understand what you're eating, a fundamental first step in understanding what might be affecting you.  Looking after our digestive system, treating it with the respect it deserves as a fundamental part of our physiology, through good natural clean food, pre-biotics, pro-biotics and moderation, helps keep it functioning properly, helps keep us healthy and allows our digestive system to take care of us. 

Let's Be Natural in Canberra's south stock a wide range of allergy and intolerance sensitive foods and personal items.  Gluten free, nut free, soy free, dairy free snacks and whole foods.  Buy pre-biotics and pro-biotics, active fermented vegetables, sprouted breads, pro-biotic and fermented spreads and more in Canberra and online.  For those with skin sensitivities and irritations, we have some "sensitive" and fragrance free cleaning products, fragrance free deodorant, fragrance free skincare, soaps and more, and all our cleaning products are naturally derived.  Better for you and better for the planet. 


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