About Food Sensitivities
If you’re like most people, you haven’t given much thought to food sensitivity. Maybe you regularly pop drugstore or prescription meds in an effort to alleviate the symptoms without ever considering the cause. In many cases, the cause for these and other ailments is a food sensitivity. Most people never suspect that something they eat is causing:
• Migraines • Mood Swings
• Brain fog • Chronic Fatigue
• Digestive Issues (bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation) • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
• Weight gain
• As well as other less serious issues such as dark circles under the eyes, rosacea and more.
Thanks to modern life, things like stress, GMOs, gluten, artificial food additives and medications are causing our small intestines to loosen up faster than ever, producing inflammation and an immune response. Under normal circumstances, the immune system protects the body from the harmful effects of invading elements such as viruses, bacteria and toxins. However, when imbalances occur, it can often over-react to benign substances such as food.
As digestion and gastrointestinal health decline through poor diet, digestive issues or aging, we become more and more vulnerable to this phenomenon. Foods do not break down properly in our stomach and undigested proteins make their way into the bloodstream. Because these particles do not belong there, the immune system mounts a response and develops antibodies to combat them. The next time you eat that food, your body actually recognizes it as a foreign invader and attacks, resulting in harmful symptoms. More importantly, the longer you continue to unknowingly consume this food, the more frequent and prolonged the reaction becomes.