COMMON SYMPTOMS OF ALLERGIES AND INTOLERANCES
HOW DO FOOD ALLERGIES OCCUR?
Food intolerances begin in our digestive tract. More specifically in the small intestine. The small intestine is a tube like structure where most of the food we eat is absorbed. It is a semi-permeable membrane that very selectively controls what nutrients may enter into the blood stream. Problems with food allergies and intolerances begin to arise when there is damage to this intestinal membrane, compromising the protective barrier.
I was talking with a friend recently who confided in me that his mom was fighting cancer.
He revealed that he was afraid he would get cancer one day too, because his mom had it.
It made me realize that so many of us believe we are victim to our inherited genes. This is not the case, and it's been put on my heart to share this message with you today.
When your doctor tells you that diabetes runs in your family, it takes your power away. Yes diabetes may run in your family, but you have the power as to whether you create a terrain in your body that nurtures a disease, or completely turns off that gene. It’s up to you. You have that power. And much of that power comes through what you put into your body.
With every meal you have a choice as to whether you are feeding a disease, or fighting it.
In my last blog post I talked about how you could be eating as healthy as you want, but if you're not digesting your food properly, you're not receiving any of the benefits.
I didn't want to leave you on a cliff hanger, so I figured it would be a good idea to write a blog post on how to boost your digestion, so that you are getting the maximum benefits out of the foods you're eating, and the supplements you're taking.
If you get sick for a couple of days, and you miss a bunch of workouts, that doesn't mean that your hard work has gone to waste. If you had a few days of overeating, it's not the end of the world. What you do over 80% of the time is what counts. Leave a little room for life to get in the way, set sustainable goals, and plan for the unexpected.
I decided to draw up an easy swap this for that list for you. This is one simple way to get more nutrition out of your food, without drastically changing your lifestyle. I'm giving you some delicous and healthy alternatives to foods that have become staples in our diets.
Switch these out, and watch your goals get closer without you even realizing it!
Have you ever heard the saying "you are what you eat" ?
It sounds about right, however it's a little more complex than that.
You are what you Eat, Absorb and Assimilate.
For years I ate healthy, and looked after myself, only buying organic food, and cooking all my meals myself so that I knew what I was putting into my body, and nourishing it with.
I may as well have been flushing my money down the drain.
I could have been eating as healthy as I wanted, and taking all the best, top of the line supplements for my health, however none of that made a difference.
What seems to occur is that once the body has undergone a period of stress, it will tend to block anything that it was exposed to during that time in order to avoid any exposure of it in the future.
Cells are most vulnerable during periods of stress: the greater the imbalance, the greater the incidence of acquiring illness or intolerances.