Beware of Hidden Food Sensitivities
Written by wendycorr on March 21, 2019
Chronic inflammation. Fatigue. Food intolerances. Gut-based disorders. Allergies.
Do any of these ailments hit home with you? And did you know that much of the discomfort that comes with these disorders can be treated simply by changing what you eat?
I’m Wendy Corr, with your daily wellness tip!
We digest and absorb nearly 97% of the food we consume. However, our ability to use the nutrients in our food is hampered when the lining of our intestines becomes irritated or flattened. This can occur with food intolerances or food allergies.
It’s estimated that 3-7% of children and about 2% of adults suffer from some sort of food allergy. The most common allergens are Milk, Eggs, Peanuts, Tree nuts, Fish, Shellfish, Soy and Wheat.
Although modern medicine tells us that the only cure is a pill or other pharmaceutical treatment, there really is another way to help alleviate the symptoms of these disorders. It’s simply to eliminate the foods from your diet that cause your body to react!
One way to identify the foods that your body is sensitive to is to do food allergy testing. This process can be costly, and even then might not identify all the foods that cause your body’s problems.
Another option is what’s called an elimination diet. You eat very basic foods that don’t cause reactivity in your system, and after a period of a few weeks, you slowly reintroduce individual food groups to see if your body reacts. If you react, then you know that those foods shouldn’t be part of your diet until your body has a chance to heal.
For guidance in conducting an elimination diet, consult with a doctor or a nutritionist – they can help you through the process! And soon you’ll be on the road to better health and quality of life.
Thanks for tuning in to Wellness with Wendy! I’m a certified holistic nutritionist, a mom, an entertainer and a radio personality, so my life is all about balance – and I love sharing tips and tricks on how to live your best life! For more health news you can use, check out my blog on mybighornbasin.com. See you again next time for Wellness With Wendy!