Which Hidden Food Allergies Might Be Making You Gain Weight?

food allergiesDid you know that healthy foods you eat every day may be causing you to gain weight? Neither did I, until my naturopathic doctor offered me a six week program of eliminating certain foods while drinking a detox shake for three weeks. After that, I would add back the foods, one at a time, for three days each, to see how my body reacts, which can show sensitivity and allergies. Seems that eating the same foods often, over a long period of time, can cause our body to become allergic to them, which then causes inflammation within, and a host of not so healthy responses like autoimmune diseases and the like.

A common scenario is an adult with a low-grade food allergy to say, gluten, who never pinpoints the cause of his misery. His symptoms are vague (bloating, constipation, weight gain) and his exposure is frequent (breakfast, lunch and dinner), so the connection is murky. And, over years, the hidden allergy takes a toll on the immune system. The result of an overworked immune system is everything from weight gain to irritable bowel syndrome.” [Read more…]

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