Game, Set and Match

Get your diet into winning form

What do you know about Novak Djokovic? That he comes from Serbia? That he’s the world tennis number one? That he’s just won Wimbledon 2015, after defeating Roger Federer in the mens’ singles?

Everyone knows that Navoak Djokovic is an exceptional athlete, but it’s not as well known that he credits at least some of his success to his diet. He’s recently released a book called Serve to Win (the 14-Day Gluten-Free Plan for Physical and Mental Excellence), which details his discovery that he’s gluten intolerant and sensitive to tomatoes. He dropped gluten, dairy and tomatoes, and has replaced them with protein like chicken, fish, nuts and seeds as well as vegetables. Apparently, the changes have made a huge differences to the player’s energy levels, and it’s clear that he’s now really on top of his game.

For most of us, changing our diet won’t change us into world-class athletes, worse luck. If you’re feeling sluggish, lacking in energy or having IBS-type symptoms like bloating, pain or diarrhoea, though, it’s well worth finding out if you’re suffering from a food intolerance.

Food intolerances produce much milder symptoms than food allergies, which can be fatal. They’re much more common, though, and could be caused by a combination of foods. This means it can be difficult to find out what the culprit is. The most common causes of food intolerance are dairy products and gluten, which is found in baked goods like bread, cakes and biscuits.  Even if you’re not intolerant, most of us could do with reducing the amount of gluten and dairy products we eat for a healthier diet, as as a nation we tend to overdo it on the cakes!

We’re now offering food intolerance testing at the Complete Health Clinic, so if you’d like to take control of your diet and feel lighter, brighter and more energetic, get in touch now. We can’t guarantee that you’ll win Wimbledon afterwards, but we can help set you on the path to feeling better in your own skin.

To find out more, give me a call on 0161 207 4034 or visit our Facebook page, The Complete Health Clinic. I’d love to hear from you.

Helen x