SVT Food Tracking

Why Do I Recommend Food Tracking for SVT Triggers?

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, reactions, symptoms and your habits.  You will be more motivated and engaged in the process of improving your diet and your health if you start making connections to what you are eating and how it makes you feel or impacts symptoms, and your SVT.  When we fully realize which foods are contributing to our SVT, it makes us more motivated and equipped to change!  

Food tracking plays an important role in this discovery, and is a FREE tool we can use on our own at any time!

Tracking what you eat and drink every day, in addition to how it impacts your bowel movements, your mental anxiety, your ectopic beats, PVC’s, and actual episodes, etc. will provide you with valuable insights into whats triggering your SVT!

Food + SVT

There is no doubt that your FOOD is impacting your gut health and your propensity for SVT.

Food tracking provides you with the personalized evidence as to which foods or eating behaviors, may be triggering your SVT. When you keep a log of your food consumption, habits and symptoms, you will begin to expose the obvious SVT triggers.

You can do this weekly and especially in hindsight to an episode or symptoms like GERD, etc. Food Tracing or Backtracking are equally valuable. I actually recommend both!

Here are some obvious food related SVT triggers that I discovered through my own SVT Food Tracking: 

  • 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 contain gluten
  • eating too much in one sitting
  • eating foods that are depleted of minerals and vitamins such as white foods, and even some meat

Over time, food tracking helps to identify the COMMON denominators that lead to SVT! 

When I started Heal SVT Naturally, I learned that the foods that were contributing to my SVT were also triggers for many other people. This all became anecdotal evidence to support my SVT-Gut connection theory that I wrote about in The SVT Prevention Diet.

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. and piece together!

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’s up to you to be a diligent tracker and write everything down so that you can analyze it!

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, and most importantly, WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT!

If you have already figured out that you feel better without gluten or dairy, 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 SVT triggers and 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 SVT SELF-Healing tool!  As always, If you need help with this step or any shift that helps you to heal, please reach out to me to learn about my private 1:1 Health Coaching for SVT.  Learn more about it HERE

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, 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. You can help yourself heal SVT by using DIET, Lifestyle changes and SElf-care. I CREATE self-empowerment tools to help you do so.

Start with The SVT Prevention Diet e-guide HERE.

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. Some additional ones are listed below. Please comment with any questions you may have about food tracking for SVT or any related questions. Thanks for reading!

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