Feed Your Fascia Well – Guidelines for Nutrition and Fascial Health

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A few years ago I created a video and blog post about the “best foods for your fascia,” and at that time what I was seeing in my private practice suggested that chronic stress was far worse for your fascial health than eating junk. And while that’s still true, it doesn’t mean you should eat junk. What you eat does matter for fascial health. 

What are the BEST and worst foods are for your fascia? 

This boils down mostly to high density nutrition and TOXICITY. 

Toxicity is on par with chronic stress for what it does to your fascia, and in fact the two might even be linked. If you are eating foods filled with toxic chemicals like pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, glyphosate etc, then you could be clogging up your superficial fascia with toxins, backlogging your lymphatic system (which lives inside the superficial fascia) and causing systemic inflammation, stress and potentially even disease. 

Combine systemic toxicity/inflammation and chronic stress, and you’ve got a recipe for chronic pain, digestive issues, gut-brain dysfunction and inability to heal at the cellular level to name just a few. 

So yes, the food you eat matters. But keep in mind that toxins are lurking everywhere, and while you are likely ingesting some, I encourage you to think about about what you’re putting on your skin and what you’re breathing into your lungs. Toxic household beauty and cleaning supplies are just as toxic for your fascia (and overall health) as eating chemical-laden food. 

My guidelines regarding eating for healthy fascia are fairly simple:

  1. Organic/biodynamic fruits and veggies. 
  2. Pastured/local/humanely raised meat – and AVOID factory farmed meat. 
  3. Drink high quality filtered/remineralized water. 
  4. NO high fructose corn syrup or “bad” oils like canola, soy, hydrogenated/partially hydrogenated oils.
  5. Avoid toxicity as much as possible (glyphosate, pesticides etc).
  6. Listen to YOUR body – you may have different nutritional needs than me, than your partner/kids/friends. AND, our bodies have different needs through different stages of our life. 

Share your thoughts below, I’d love to know what you think!

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