Is the food you're eating making you sick?

Are certain foods making you feel bad?

If you’ve suddenly found that you can’t eat certain foods that you used to love, then you aren’t alone.  You may be dealing with a food intolerance.

Food Intolerance vs Food Allergy... 

It’s important to understand that a food intolerance is different to a food allergy.  If you are experiencing stomach discomfort, joint pain, or migraines, then you are likely experiencing a food intolerance.  But, if your face starts to look like a blowfish after eating kiwi…or you break out in a large rash, then it’s probably an allergy.

The problem is that we’re not taught about the highly inflammatory foods that can to lead to food allergies or intolerances. Nine foods account for 90% of all food-allergic reactions. These nine foods include diary, gluten, tree nuts, peanuts, eggs, soy, corn, fish, and shellfish. Four of these same foods (dairy, gluten, corn, and soy) cause the majority of food intolerances. They both cause inflammation that can make you feel bad.  

Your immune system... 

Think of your immune system like the scanner at the cashier register of your local grocery store.  Everything you put in your mouth and eat goes through the scanner. Then, your immune system determines whether it’s something good and nourishing or something that’s harmful and needs to be attacked, neutralized, and removed from the body. This is a great safety mechanism. 

It’s usually this ‘attack’ phase of the immune system that causes the discomfort in the gut, joints—or even causes headaches, mental fog, or other symptoms you might be experiencing. Once you are intolerant to several of these four foods (although you might only realize one or two are bothering you), you’ll probably start to say, “everything I eat makes me sick” or “why can’t I eat like I used too?” I hear this from my clients all the time.

Your Starting Steps...

If you know some of these foods (or others) are bothering you, then I suggest initially removing all of them from your diet. This will allow your immune system to stop fighting the food you are eating and start healing the inflammation that’s causing your misery. Later, you can add each one back one at a time and figure out which ones are causing you problems and should be avoided long term.

Removing all your intolerant foods is the first step to healing, but don’t stop there. Next, you want to start working on boosting your nutrient digestion and absorption and healing your intestinal walls. This will really help you to feel better and keep the problems from recurring down the road.  It’s no fun to go from feeling good again back to where you were before (or even worse).

The key is to listen to your body. If you have unmanageable digestive pain and discomfort, headaches, migraines, joint pain, or autoimmune conditions, you may not be tolerating the foods you are eating. This is a clue that it’s time to support your gut health by removing foods you don’t tolerate and by restoring health to the organs and tissues of the digestive tract.

I invite you to take a closer look at what foods are bothering you. Let's personalize your starting steps. Call my office at 970-444-2122 or email me at [email protected], to book a 30 minutes one-on-one coaching call with me. In this call we will discuss what you have tried, where you want to go with your health and nutrition, and steps you need to take to get there. We will simplify your starting steps so you can live happier, healthier, and have more fun! 

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