Updated: Aug 26, 2019
A food Sensitivity occurs when there is a disruption in the gut lining due to a large number of possibilities these include:
1. Genetic food intolerance
2. Antibiotic use
3. Other medications the disrupt the digestion
4. long term stress
5. Bad eating habits or diet
Once the lining has been disputed certain food elements move out into the bloodstream and the body attacks these as foreign substances, making antibodies called IgG. In turn, causing inflammation within the body. If this is ignored and goes on for longer multiple food groups become food sensitivities. Long term studies link inflammation caused by continued ignorance of the sensitives to Autoimmune disease.
The symptoms do not come up straight away and normally take weeks to sometimes years. These symptoms include repeated congestion, eczema, other skin conditions, digestive problems (diarrhoea or constipation), behavioural problems in children, headaches and fatigue.
What can you do?
The first step is to have a full health assessment and food intolerance testing done. Nothing is 100% accurate however gives you a very clear indication as to what foods are causing the inflammation.
Eliminate the foods from the diet for 3 months, one blood cycle and in that time heals the digestion and reduce the sensitivities through nutrition, probiotics and homeopathic medicine. Making sure that food that has been eliminated is replaced by other supportive food or supplements so as not to cause deficiencies.
Reintroduces each eliminated food item and if symptoms stay at bay the food can be reintroduced into the diet.
Keep gut-healthy through maintenance, if food intolerance is genetic then stay away from that food, if you take antibiotic then heal the gut after.