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    If you have Food Allergies which is difficult to live with and need some solutions then we have the answer for you. Try this tips and let's see what will happen.

    “You have food allergies,” says your doctor.

    If you’ve ever left speechless from a doctor’s office after being told you have allergies, if you’ve ever spent hours on the throne (and not the good kind), if you’ve ever had a skin allergy test and had your back covered in big red itchy welts, you know how frustrating it can be to realize your favorite foods are making your sick.

    Now what?

    Food allergies and sensitivities are becoming an epidemic. It is estimated that 1-in-5 Americans now have some sort of food allergy! A recent study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology found that ER visits at Children’s Hospital Boston for allergic reactions more than doubled from 2001 to 2006! What could be causing all these reactions? Well, there are many theories – from the infiltration of genetically modified foods to our obsession with anti-bacterial everything in an effort to sterilize our environment – but everybody is in agreement on one thing; up till about 50 years ago allergies were rare, & now they are rampant.

    Inside our intestines, where the digestion of our food primarily takes place, are little organisms called good bacteria that helps us digest and absorb our food. We want this good bacteria, we NEED it. Many things can cause our intestinal flora to become out-of-balance. Stress, illness, a sterile environment, prescription medication, anti-biotics and even eating a Standard American Diet (SAD) including genetically modified foods (GMOs) can reduce the number of healthy gut bacteria. It’s probably safe to say that living in 2013 means we all have a bit of an out-of-whack digestive system.

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     Avoiding the Culprit is NOT the Cure:

    There is a mistaken belief in modern medicine that if a person is allergic or sensitive to a food, then that person must avoid that food until they are no longer allergic. The theory is based on the process of elimination. The sad thing is, simply avoiding that food will not magically make the body heal. It may relieve your symptoms, but the restriction will be awfully hard to live with.

    But no worries. Today I’m going to give you 3 surprising ways to heal that gut of yours and get rid of those food allergies/sensitivities.

    #1 Eat Homemade Fermented Foods/Beverages

    “In the normal scheme of things, we’d never have to think twice about replenishing the bacteria that allow us to digest food. But since we’re living with antibiotic drugs and chlorinated water and antibacterial soap and all these factors in our contemporary lives that I’d group together as a ‘war on bacteria,’ if we fail to replenish [good bacteria], we won’t effectively get nutrients out of the food we’re eating.”

    – Sandor Katz

    Our ancestors were smarty pants. They knew fermented foods were the key to a healthy gut and therefore a healthy body. Fermenting beverages and fermented foods have been dated as far back as 4,000 BC. The fermentation process kept food for longer times, allowing cultures to sustain themselves through the winter. Bread, cheese, pickles, yogurt – these were all fermented properly before the industrialization of food. When we stopped canning in the home and purchasing canned goods from the store, we lost the art of lacto-fermentation. Our ancestors had jars of sauerkraut & lacto-fermented cucumber pickles stored in the cellar. Today the store bought versions do not carry beneficial bacteria in the amounts like they used to. Today, (and especially in America due to lack of culture-specific foods) we just don’t have enough beneficial bacteria in our guts.

    You’ve probably heard of probiotics before and have chuckled at the familiar Jamie Lee Curtis commercials promoting Activia (a brand of yogurt) to ensure a regular bowel movement every day. Well Miss Jaime Lee Curtis is both right and wrong. While yogurt helps to improve your digestion, store bought versions are not optimal. Your body needs two things…PREBIOTICS & PROBIOTICS. Without these foods, your body cannot perform efficient digestion.

    Probiotics help colonize your gut with essential bacteria. Prebioticshelp feed that good bacterium. Together they help you have a superhero system.

    GOOD SOURCES OF PROBIOTICS (Choose 2 or 3 to incorporate into your diet)
    Natural Yeast/Sourdough Bread
    Raw aged cheese
    Milk Yogurt & Milk Kefir
    Kombucha
    Water Kefir
    Fermented & Cultured Vegetables
    Fermented Condiments
    Probiotic Supplements+ a homemade probiotic

    GOOD SOURCES OF PREBIOTICS (Choose 2 or 3 to incorporate into your diet)
    Jicama
    Chicory
    Endive & Dandelion greens
    Artichoke
    Onions
    Asparagus
    Garlic
    Wheat

    #2 SLEEP!

    Did you know that our bodies can withstand years of poor nutrition, but if we go more than 11 days without sleep, our bodies WILL DIE? It’s true. People who have tried to set a world record for longer than 11 days have actually died! Sleep deprivation is so damaging to the body that it is used in war as a form of torture! Isn’t it amazing that we spend so much time analyzing our diets, yet we forget about the quality and quantity of our sleep? Are you torturing your body during the night, but expecting it to perform miracles during the day?

    How much sleep should you be getting? Experts agree that 8-9 hours of sleep is optimal, and the early to bed, early to rise rule is especially important. I LOVE to stay up late, but I can feel a huge difference in how I feel if I go to sleep by 10pm and wake up by 7am.

    The benefits of having Super Hero Digestive System: 

    • Leaky Gut Symptoms are resolved.
    • Body is able to digest sugars, proteins, minerals & fats with ease. Resolution of digestive issues aka bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation.
    • Strong intestinal lining to help block out pathogens, allergens & toxins.
    • Strong immune system.
    • Overpowers growth of bad bacteria and certain microorganisms like yeast (candida).

    Should I avoid my food sensitivities/allergies while healing?

    The answer to this question really depends on your body. Some people have small sensitivities while others have major allergies.

    Above all, remember that while it takes time to completely heal & seal your gut, you can notice some benefits fast by incorporating these principles. Good luck on your gutsy adventures!

    photo by: wiseacupuncture.com

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