SVT Food Tracking

Why Do I Recommend Food Tracking?

The Integrative Approach to Healing SVT Naturally is about self-awareness and arming you with self-healing tools. One of these important tools is Food Tracking.

Healing and change always require increasing your self-awareness of your body and your habits.  You will be more motivated and engaged in the process of improving your diet and your health if you pay close attention to what you are eating and feeling, and how this impacts your SVT, as you embark on your Healing SVT Naturally journey.

Tracking what you eat and drink every day, in addition to your bowel movements, your mental anxiety, your ectopic beats, and actual episodes, will become a valuable self-help tool in connecting your FOOD to your SVT.

Food + SVT

Food is no doubt impacting your gut health and your SVT. Food tracking can provide you with personalized clues as to which foods or behaviors may be contributing to your SVT condition and depleting your health. When you keep a log of your consumption, habits and symptoms, you will expose the obvious SVT triggers—such as eating sugar for breakfast, foods high in empty carbs or histamines, consuming large portions all at once, eating too close to bedtime, eating food that may contain gluten, for example. Tracking, helps identify which choices are contributing to your ill health, and thus where better choices would be beneficial.  Simply put, you often don’t realize how out of balance your food intake is, and it’s impact on your, until you look at it in black and white.

Be an SVT Detective

Many people suffer from unknown food sensitivities that are causing or worsening their SVT–primarily gluten and wheat, but many other foods such as milk products, eggs, soy, yeast to name a few. Sometimes you will be able to see a pattern of fatigue, headaches, digestive distress, dizziness, ectopic beats, extra palpitations, itchiness, constipation or heat intolerance or even an SVT episode after eating certain foods.This is such valuable evidence for you to begin to take seriously. After tracking, you can analyze your data to find common denominators.

Please note that identifying food sensitivities is a tricky business. The inflammatory and reactive effects can occur immediately, in an hour, in three days or chronically!  I used to notice SVT episodes either shortly after large carb dense meals or the when my body burden was high due to a bout of constipation. Remember we are all unique, and our bodies messages can be subtle. It’s your job to pay close attention! Your reactions can be indirect or as obvious as an SVT. These may happen right away or within hours; or take two days to present itself.

It can be even more difficult to draw connections or when you have long term chronic inflammation and your food reactions are not visible, but taking their toll over time on your gut, brain and heart. Please be sure to read my SVT Prevention Diet E-guide to help you fully understand the SVT-GUT connection, and how inflammation, a high body burden, food sensitivities are all contributing and effecting your propensity for SVT, Get the SVT Prevention Diet e-guide HERE.

If you have already figured out that you feel better without gluten, for example, you may be tempted to occasionally make exceptions to your diet, and then suffer the consequences. To be 100% certain which foods are causing you problems, my best advice is to ultimately seek food sensitivity testing. To read more about the different types of inflammatory reactions and lab testing please review my articles HERE and HERE.  Testing not only will solidify your commitment but convince family members to take this restriction just as seriously as you do.

Apply what you Discover

Once you begin to identify some common denominators, from your tracking efforts, you can experiment by abstaining from the suspected food to see if your symptoms do not return. You do not need anyone’s permission to use begin to use DIET as a powerful SELF-Healing tool. As you will learn in my Heal SVT Naturally THE BASICS e-guide, healing SVT comes from applying DIET and Improved nutrition as one of my CORE FOUR healing layers. Once you are changing your diet, it’s only naturally that you will engage in other self-nourishing behaviors and create a snowball effect of improved self-care.

Back Track in an Emergency

If you do have an SVT and have not been tracking, you can attempt to recall what you ate in the past 72 hours to possibly identify the offending food(s). I call this method back tracking. This is useful and recommended even if you have not been carefully writing down everything every day.

Empower Yourself

As a fellow SVT suffer turned SVT thriver, a Board-Certified Coach and an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, I enjoy EMPOWERING other people with SVT to learn that this health challenge, while seemingly out of control, is actually just like any other health challenge…here to get your attention and engage you in action steps to CHANGE the things that are depleting, stressful and not nurturing you.

I CREATE self-empowerment tools to help you do so.

I hope you will take advantage of the HEAL SVT Naturally RESOURCES I design to help you take back control of your health and your life. They are listed below.

Heal SVT Naturally RESOURCES for You:

Xo

Laura

Your SVT Coach