Food Sensitivities

Was It Something I Ate?

You may be aware of the growing trend  of food sensitivities and perhaps are even somewhat concerned that it is  just a fad. We are conscientious of the  misunderstandings that can happen when it comes to caring for the body.  However, as we have done further research and gained more and more  clinical experience, we have found that the growing trend is legitimate  and that many chronically ill people are sick because of specific food  sensitivities.


One of the largest misconceptions with these kinds  of sensitivities is that the offending foods have to hurt your stomach  or cause intestinal disturbance. This is simply not true. We find many  people with these intolerances experience neurological symptoms,  fatigue, weight gain, anemia, brain fog, rashes, insomnia, depression,  anxiety, headaches, migraines, and so on. A food allergy or sensitivity  could cause just about any symptom.


These sensitivities can come  about for many reasons, but two of them stand out to us. The first is  that the body may be unable to correctly process the foods for  absorption or detoxification. The second is the immune system may be  confused as to the nature of the food.


When the body cannot break  down all of the chemical properties of your food for elimination, the  byproducts can build up as a toxicity in the system. Frequently, but not  exclusively this affects the liver and can sometimes manifest through  the skin (rashes, acne, etc.), or represent as general malaise,  headaches, arthritis and so on.


When the immune system is  involved, it is a matter of this system’s attempt to protect you. Your  immune system is constantly at work determining what is you and what is  not you. If this system gets confused, for any reason, it can start  attacking things that are supposed to be neutral – such as foods. 


In  some cases, a “confused” immune system, if left unaddressed, can lead  to more serious imbalances. It’s possible such confusion could even lead  to the body attacking itself. As you can imagine, this can have  devastating effects on your quality of life.


The role that food  sensitivities can play in perpetuating this and other kinds of illness  only further strengthens our resolve to educate our patients.

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