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:
Inflammation and joint pain
Most common allergens for foods:
Gluten (Celiac can be very serious)
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!
I love this lady and her cooking style! She creates wholesome, healthy meals that are often simple and delicious! This is her channel: Downshiftology (scroll through all the various videos) https://www.youtube.com/c/Downshiftology. Here are some of my favorite recipes that steer clear of common food allergy ingredients:
Roasted Brussel Sprouts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjtnhE14muE
Best Chili (you can sub ground turkey or chicken for beef) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBfLcOYTVXc
Lentil Soup https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3HfSrEo1ZI
Chicken Salad (scoop onto a bed of greens like spinach or enjoy in a sandwich)! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSAGdGSdE6k
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.
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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