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Food Sensitivities

Updated: Jun 15


This can be such a tricky health issue to navigate. Food sensitivities can be long standing, or suddenly appear with age! These symptom triggering reactions to foods can be frustrating to say the least. However, it's important to recognize what may be causing your discomfort since food sensitivities can hinder health (see below). The immune system can possibly over-react to foods and cause uncomfortable symptoms, most common physical effects are:

  • Skin rashes

  • Gastro-intestinal issues

  • Sinusitis, congestion

  • Inflammation and joint pain

Most common allergens for foods:

  • Gluten (Celiac can be very serious)

  • Dairy

  • Eggs

  • Soy

If you suspect a food allergy, ask your doctor for allergy testing. They will likely run a skin prick and Immunoglobulin test(s).


Once you know what you are sensitive/allergic to, the goal(s) is to:


1. Eliminate those foods you are sensitive to.

2. Consume your personal friendly foods and heal your gut (internal microbiome). Inquire with your Nutritionist the best supplement options to help repair your health. Often, enzymes, probiotics, glutamine, and certain herbs (such as DGL) are beneficial.

3. Create an arsenal of recipes and stock your pantry that will help nourish your body!


Recipes:

Helpful Resources:

  • Consider a Digestive Enzyme Supplement. Digestive Enzymes help break down food better so that your body can utilize the nutrients and macro nutrients optimally, which can help lead to less of a negative reaction to certain foods. For dairy intolerance, try Enzymedica Lacto 90 Capsules https://bit.ly/3mSuzsp

  • Gluten specific sensitive? Try: Enzymedica GlutenEase https://bit.ly/3NUgtCN

  • For overall digestive support, try: Enzymedica Digest Gold plus Probiotics 45 Capsules https://bit.ly/3MPMtq9

  • Video about Healing with Elimination Diet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTOqsKikHXQ

  • Online groceries: www.vitacost.com I purchase many of my groceries (especially organic spices & supplements) through this site. My favorite spice brands are Frontier and Simply Organic. Primal Kitchen brand offers some very healthy salad dressings that often are consumer friendly to those with food allergies.

Be Well,

Cara


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Disclaimer: This information is intended for educational purposes only, and NOT intended as medical health care claims, cures, or therapies. Please consult with your doctor/specialist if you have any health concerns or questions about herbal medicine.


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