Is Healthy Food Making You Sick?

gut health Mar 10, 2021

Do you feel like you’re doing all the right things by eating a “balanced” diet and you still feel blah?

This was and is still me! Unfortunately, I was not blessed with “I can eat & drink whatever I want and feel like a million bucks.” It doesn’t matter how many food sensitivity tests I take, dairy still shows up as a high reactive food (as many others, WTH). My digestive system and skin also give me friendly clues that these high reactive foods are NG. 

You also may be sensitive to foods otherwise considered healthy. Remember, every gut has a unique blueprint so does every lifestyle! A stressed out gut is more likely to have more food sensitivities than a gut living in a stress free environment. 

Before diving deep into my gut health education I had no idea there was a difference between food allergy vs. food sensitivity vs. food intolerance. I was also clueless on how one becomes sensitive / intolerant to food but not allergic.

Causes of Food Sensitivities

Difference between Allergy vs. Sensitivity vs. Intolerance

Food allergy: Immune system overreacts producing antibodies called IgE. Reactions are usually immediate.

Food sensitivity: Immune system overreacts producing antibodies called IgG. Reactions can be delayed and some reactions include digestive issues, fatigue, headaches, skin rashes like eczema or dermatitis.

Food intolerance: Response happens in GI tract due to:

  • Lack of enzyme i.e. lactose intolerance 
  • IBS
  • Sensitivity to food additives
  • Stress

Majority of my clients have health improvements after eliminating foods found positive by IgG food allergy testing. What I’ve learned and teach is to eliminate the high reactive food for at least 90 days, not the standard 30 days like most suggest. Symptoms most commonly improved (75%-100%) on the elimination diets included asthma, coughing, ringing in the ears, chronic fatigue, headaches, gas, bloating, diarrhea, skin rash and itching, and nasal congestion. (1) The most common IgG food allergies are cow’s milk, garlic, mustard, egg yolk, tea, and chocolate (that’s a sin).

So what’s your high reactive food?

Schedule a Break thru the Gut Rut strategy call with me today to start understanding your reactive foods and how to balance your system to start feeling good. Schedule your session here-> BREAK THRU

Be Gutsy as a Mother,

-Mary

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