Today’s foods resemble nothing like your great-grandparents once consumed. Genetically modified foods (GMO’s), gluten, packaged foods, preservatives, pesticides, additives, bleached and refined foods, trans fats, white refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup are just some of the poisons to which your digestive systems are exposed. Over time, these toxins place undue stress on your stomach, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, small intestine and large intestine.
Combining toxins along with stress, poor diet, poor absorption and poor utilization of your nutrients may cause associated problems such as insufficient stomach acid production, thick goopy bile, leaky gut, insulin sensitivity, diabetes and abnormal gut flora. Foods that your body used to tolerate can now become a problem and lead to food sensitivities or intolerances.
Food sensitivities can affect many systems of your body. Digestion symptoms of food sensitivities may include, gas, heartburn,reflux, belching, bloating, constipation, and / or diarrhea.
Skin may become affected as seen often with rashes, hives, itching, dryness, pimples or acne. Musculoskeletal symptoms such as joint pain, muscle stiffness and inflammation may develop.
Low energy, fatigue and sluggishness, brain fog and diminished memory may ensue as the neuro-endocrine system becomes compromised.
Our office will help you determine if the following foods you are eating may be problematic for your body:
- Grains - wheats, oats, ryes and other “healthy grains”
- Dairy - cheese, milk, and raw milk
- Eggs - egg yolks, egg whites, commercial and organic
- Sugar - white refined, fruit and fruit sugar, “healthy sugars”
Handling food sensitivities often involves identifying the offending food(s), eliminating them for a minimum of 90 days, and strengthening the gut with enzymes or other digestive support.