You’ve heard the expression “One man’s meat is another man’s poison.” Have you
ever really thought about it?
When we think about healthy eating, we think about fresh whole foods …
- organic fruits and vegetables
- organic meats and poultry raised on pastures in the fresh air and sunshine
- organic eggs and dairy from pastured, free range animals
- organic healthy fats
- organic whole grains – though grains are not essential and are no longer considered as healthy as they once were
But have you ever considered that some of these ultra healthy foods you eat may
not be healthy for you?
You may have heard about biochemical individuality and the need for customized nutritional supplements to meet your unique needs. Well, biochemical individuality extends beyond your nutritional supplements. It applies to your uniqueness all the way down to the cellular level … and that includes the food you eat.
Just because organic carrots, cucumbers and tomatoes or any other healthy foods, are nutrient rich and nourishing, does not guarantee that they are foods that will nurture your body. Your body may not be able to digest and metabolize them properly. Consequently your immune system will go on the attack as if they were foreign invaders, like bacteria or viruses, and try to eliminate them. The result of your immune system’s attack on these normally healthy foods is what’s called
Now, food sensitivities are different from food allergies. Food allergies are the result of an IgE mediated response. Food sensitivities are a result of your immune system attacking foods it cannot handle and does not recognize as food.
When you have food allergies, you have an immediate response when you eat the offending food. You know for certain that the symptoms you’re feeling are the result of the specific food you ate. True food allergies are rare. A very small percentage of the population has real food allergies.
When you have food sensitivities, your response is delayed for 72 hours or longer. By the time you’re feeling bad, the food that caused your symptoms was eaten long ago and you can’t make a connection between the specific food you ate and the reaction you’re experiencing.
Symptoms commonly associated with food intolerance or food sensitivity include …
- digestive disorders
- migraine headaches
- chronic fatigue
- aching joints
- skin disorders
- and more …
Almost anything other than perfect health can be a symptom of a food sensitivity.
Food sensitivities are relatively common, though most people don’t know they have them. According to current research, 30 to 90% of the population of the U.S. is affected by food sensitivities.
How do you find out if you have food sensitivities?
“The ALCAT Test is the most effective and comprehensive sensitivity/intolerance test available… It is the only test shown to correlate with clinical symptoms by double blind oral challenges, the gold standard.”
Would you like to have more energy? Is your health less than robust? Do you have any, even minor, health issues? Would you just like to feel better? You may have food sensitivities and not even know it!
Click Here to learn more about the ALCAT Test and to request a FREE
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