When you put my five tips together of eating the healthiest foods for you, drinking enough water, exercising, decluttering and doing Epsom salt soaks, it just changes your day. It changes your energy, and it changes your life to where you can go back to what you want to do.
– Tiffany Hinton
Learn how Tiffany overcomes multiple autoimmune diseases to thrive each day in life as a business owner, health coach, mother, and community leader.
Meet Tiffany Hinton
Tiffany Hinton is the author of the #1 Amazon best-sellers, “Gluten-Free Mom Certified” and “Mom Certified Celebrates Heritage,” and has written or contributed to over 16 allergen sensitive books. As a professional influencer, Hinton has developed upbeat, advocacy focused content for numerous brands such as Enjoy Life Foods, Lesser Evil, SOGO Snacks, Thrive, Sunbutter, and more, and is a regular brand spokesman throughout the US including the award-winning Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo, Nourished Festival, and Bloom Summit.
Tiffany has a compelling story that led to her gluten-free lifestyle. Tiffany is available for brand partnerships, speaking engagements, cooking demonstrations, content development, as well as healthy living promotional events. She would be thrilled to work with any company that instills the same healthy lifestyle that she, America’s favorite gluten-free Mom, promotes.
There are some things that you are working on. So why don’t you let us know what that is? And then let us know how you got to be the expert at where you are at right now.
So back 15 years ago, I was somebody dealing with infertility, a new celiac diagnosis, and playing in the multi-level marketing space. I was just kind of being out there networking and just looking for my purpose, and seeking what is that passion. We were fortunate enough through IVF and infertility treatment to have three girls in three years, which created a bit of busyness. Some may call it chaos, but they helped me find my passion.
So not only was I diagnosed with celiac, but my girls were also all born with food allergies. One of my girls has Crohn’s disease, and another one has celiac disease. That just pushed us forward into our passion of helping people find a thriving lifestyle. Helping people find a life who love using food as medicine. I went back to school for a functional medicine certification and launched a whole coaching business and wrote 16 more books, and an international bestseller last year. Now I write for Natural Awakenings, which is a conscious green, hippie mom-type natural living magazine and I have a column that we write there as well. It’s a wonderful space where we’ve gone in these 15 years.
Can you explain a little bit the difference between celiac and Crohn’s disease?
Celiac disease is genetic. Right now it’s gene-based, and you have to have the genes that have celiac disease, and they have to be triggered and turned on. You could have one gene or two genes, depending on if your parents were carriers. You may have them your whole life and it may never get triggered. What happens with celiac disease is that your body cannot process the protein gluten. That protein is found in wheat, barley, and rye. It starts to affect your body in many ways. The very first way that it affects is in your digestive tract, it starts to act like sandpaper. You bloat, you have abdominal cramping, a lot of people end up with skin disorders or scalp scabs on their scalp.
The other thing with celiac disease is in children a lot of times they aren’t growing proportionally so they’ll be under the curve. They’ll look like these little kids with really tiny little chicken arms and legs and these big swollen bellies. Your teeth can get lines on them. They’re horizontal lines and they’re whiter than the rest of the teeth. Those lines are an indicator of malnutrition.
Crohn’s disease is a multitude of symptoms, from gastro bloating to bleeding intestines, to gas, to abdominal cramping, constipation, and extreme diarrhea. It’s total discomfort, but it’s normally from the belly button below. So personally, my Crohn’s disease is triggered by corn. We found out if I eat corn, I swell up and look nine months pregnant. I can’t go to the bathroom for three to four days. There’s no movement whatsoever. And extreme headaches, just constant pain.
In most cases, gluten, dairy, and sugar are triggers for a lot of people with gastro issues. And a lot of people are also told they have SIBO, which is a bacterial imbalance. Getting rid of those three things, the gluten, the dairy, and the sugar will help resolve the pain and remove the bloat and help you function better.
There are five simple things you can do to become healthier and have your body function the way it’s supposed to.
Tip #1 – Pick the healthiest food for you. Ensure you’ve got the fruits and vegetables that your body needs for optimal nutrition. Start with nine cups of vegetables, and then four to six cups of fruit every day before you reach for carbs before you reach for protein any of that other stuff. That’s your base.
Tip #2 – Water. We’ve got to constantly be hydrating, but also the hydration also helps flush us out. Drink half your body weight in ounces. If you’re 150 pounds drink about 75 ounces of water. A lot of functional doctors will just tell you to drink enough water until your urine is clear. And if you’ve got clear urine, then you don’t have to count your water.
Tip #3 – Exercise. Just 20 minutes of some sort of movement. The 20 minutes of exercise will help your body generate growth hormone. And so when you can regenerate cells, you can regenerate brain cells, you can regenerate organ cells, you can regenerate tissue in different places, you can regenerate your livers, like all of this stuff can regrow, but you need growth hormone. And one way to get growth hormone naturally is by 20 minutes of some sort of movement.
Tip #4 – Decluttering. That clutter builds up in our environment and it induces a stress hormone. And so that stress hormone is what plays into our health. And if you have an autoimmune condition, it could cause your autoimmune to flare. If you’ve got a residual virus, whether it’s mono or herpes, or shingles, or something like that, that induced stress can cause those to flare as well. Just go through your house and remove at least one item a day.
Tip #5 – Epsom salt soak. You can get your whole self in the tub or you put your feet in the bath with Epsom salt. The salt will help your magnesium levels, it will help your mineral levels in your body, which will help with muscle relaxation. Magnesium helps your intestinal muscles to work the correct way so you can go to the bathroom with ease. The other thing is, the Epsom salt will pull additional toxins out of the bottoms of your feet and help as well with detoxification which we need to do to eliminate the years of toxic buildup.
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