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Uncov­er­ing Your Food Sensitivities

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As you move along your path towards opti­mal health, food sen­si­tiv­i­ties and food intol­er­ances usu­ally come up. It is often a part of the process of get­ting to know your body well.

Food sen­si­tiv­i­ties or intol­er­ances involve a set of immune sys­tem anti­bod­ies in the body called IgG anti­bod­ies. The sen­si­tiv­ity is a reac­tion in your body to a food, drink, or sub­stance found in food. The reac­tion causes symp­toms in the body such as the diges­tive sys­tem, the skin, mental/​emotional and gen­eral symp­toms through­out the body.

Some exam­ples of diges­tive symp­toms are gas, bloat­ing, abdom­i­nal cramp­ing, loose stools, heart­burn, and con­sti­pa­tion. Some exam­ples of sym­toms in the skin are eczema, pso­ri­a­sis, acne and hives. Some exam­ples of mental/​emotional symp­toms are anx­i­ety, irri­tabil­ity, depres­sion and insom­nia. Some exam­ples of gen­eral body symp­toms are fatigue, water reten­tion, joint stiff­ness and high blood pressure.

Food sen­si­tiv­i­ties are not to be con­fused with food aller­gies. A true food allergy is often the kind that pro­duces severe or ana­phy­lac­tic reac­tions, and involves IgE antibodies.

As you uncover your food sen­si­tiv­i­ties, and get to know your body bet­ter, you may find that your body becomes less sen­si­tive to these foods, as your sub­lux­a­tions get cor­rected and your ner­vous sys­tem func­tions more optimally.

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