Definition of Food Intolerances:
A food intolerance is not the same as a food allergy. A food Intolerance is when the body has a reaction to certain food stuffs which cause an IGA immuno globulin response causing symptoms which range from mild to moderate in severity.
A food allergy is much more hazardous and needs to be investigated by a doctor as it can have very serious consequences and the need for adrenal or other life saving medication.
After eating the offending food, a sufferer may experience one or some of the following symptoms: Bloating, Skin Problems, Psoriasis, Headaches, Catarrh, Sinusitis, Joint Pain / Arthritis, Eczema, Heartburn, Weight Gain, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Acne, Flatulence, Fatigue, Asthma, Glue Ear, Migraine, Anxiety, Hyperactivity & ME.
The Candida Relationship to Food Intolerances:
When Candida becomes systemic i.e it buries through the gut wall and enters the blood stream, it leaves tiny holes in the gut wall which then allow product from the bowel into the blood stream. This is what doctors call gut dysbiosis.
This sets our body’s alarm bells ringing as product from the bowel has entered the sterile environment of the blood stream and the risk of contamination becomes the primary focus. In addition to this emergency, the holes also allow tiny food particles from the intestines to pass into the blood which we know can produce food sensitivities or intolerances, which in turn provoke an inflammatory response in the body. This response engages the body’s policing system into ridding the offending antigens.
Whilst our body continually fights off invading debris and food particles from the bowel it is unable to fend off or deal with any other inflammatory response the body may encounter. This causes the body to react in various symptoms and degrees of discomfort acting as a ‘warning’ that all is not well. These symptoms can range from mild to moderate (see above).
Once the Candida problem has been eradicated the gut wall will heal. This will eliminate food intolerances and prevent further intolerances developing.
What You Can Do:
You could be intolerant to one or several types of food. The most common are wheat and dairy. However, most people with food intolerances have an underlying overgrowth of Candida which has caused the problem in the first place (see above) which in turn reacts to yeast, sugar, mushrooms and garlic.
It is advisable to have a food intolerance test to ascertain which if any foods are causing you a problem. Eliminate any foods which appear in your test, plus yeast, sugar, garlic, and mushrooms for eight weeks.
The body has an acute memory system and if foods are cut out for a minimum of eight weeks, the body generally forgets it had a sensitivity and you will be able to re introduce the offending foods back into your diet in moderation. This will work best in conjunction with your elimination program. You will heal the gut wall to ensure its integrity and thus stop the transition of product from the bowel into the blood stream.
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