Have you ever noticed that you eat certain foods on certain days and you get uneasy with one or more of the following symptoms?
Persistent body aches
Food Allergy : Immediate and can sometimes be dangerous, Itching, hives, sneezing, etc
Food sensitivity : Gradual and delayed response, Fatigue, acne, Irritable bowel, headaches, constipation, bloating, Irritability, thyroid disorder etc
Genetic absence of enzymes needed to digest certain foods.
Certain chemicals in foods can lead to food sensitivities.
Lectins in lentils & vegetables which can only be removed by soaking overnight and pressure cooking.
Natural histamines in certain foods can lead to the physical reaction.
Food additives like MSG, Nitrites, Sulfites and food colorings.
Excessive intake of anti-acids reduces natural production of HCL which is a God-given digestive aid, this reduction leads to a reduced breakdown of the food into its natural end products and increased accumulation of unnatural products (toxins) in the body. this in long-term leads to an overactive immune system.
Know your intolerances and eliminate them is crucial to treat this condition.
Diagnostic tests such as IgE and IgG testing for a comprehensive list of food products from the blood
Elimination diet, Remove each suspected commonly known allergens for a few days and see how you feel in those days.
While food intolerances can cause initial discomfort, however, if left unattended and unaddressed can lead to extreme consequences of autoimmune diseases such as:
Dr. Kalpana Shekhawat M.D.
Functional Medicine Specialist
Autoimmunity, Cancer Prevention, Dr Kalpana Shekhawat, Functional Medicine, Heavy Metals, Root causes of autoimmunity, root causes of cancer, toxic load