Sometimes no matter how hard you diet and exercise you just don’t get the results you truly desire. Food can be your friend or foe depending on the health of your immune system and your genetics. Your immune system is your body’s defense system which protects your from foreign invaders. A poor diet and an accumulation of toxins can weaken your immune system resulting in food allergies and many devastating health consequences.
You’ve probably had a meal at some point and just felt really lousy afterwards. Or you’ve been eating very healthy but find yourself tired, sluggish or your allergies are really acting up. Many people are eating foods that are considered healthy but since we are all unique our needs are different than others.
Modern medicine only recognizes immediate reactions to foods such as peanuts or shellfish. This part of the immune system only makes up .002% of the immune system. Well what happened to the other 99% you ask? These are known as “delayed” food allergies and can results in symptoms days and even weeks after ingesting a specific food. So for example you could have eggs on Monday morning and have a migraine headache on Wednesday afternoon! Studies have shown the following data on eliminating known delayed food allergies:
- 95% reduction in migraine headaches
- 87% reduction in irritable bowel symptoms
- 94% reduction in eczema
- 95% reduction in seasonal allergies
- 85% reduction in arthritis pain
- 96% reduction in asthma symptoms
In addition to helping people feel better, eliminating delayed food allergies can help you lose weight. Every time you eat a food that you are sensitive to it sets off an alarm in your body that there is something stressful inside of you that shouldn’t be there. This raises the fat-storing hormones cortisol and insulin resulting in blood sugar roller-coasters and fat storage. A study out of Baylor College of medicine found that 98% those who avoided known food allergens reduced body fat and improved muscle mass.
This test is a simple blood test that shows you how your body reacts to 100 different foods and you are also provided with a customized nutrition plan based on your own unique chemistry. It can be difficult to guess what foods are good for your body and which are not. I found out I was sensitive to oranges, red grapes and cherries to name a few. Some people have strong reactions to dairy, soy or gluten and many more. Hippocrates the father of medicine said, “One man’s food is another’s poison.” This couldn’t be more true especially in today’s high stress and toxic environment.