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Hidden Food Allergies & Food Intolerance Could Contribute to Weight Gain

Weight gain often results from food allergies because when you ingest something toxic, your body has a number of protective reactions. One is to swell up with water in order to form a protective barrier. There are a few steps you can take to start to identify the possible source of your puffiness.

The most common allergenic foods are wheat, soy, pasteurized cow dairy, eggs and nuts. Some particularly sensitive people have a gut feeling about which foods might be causing their bloat. Identify the culprit, try eliminating it from your diet for at least two weeks and see if you notice any changes—not just to your body, but to your energy level, skin, digestion and mood.

However, food allergies shouldn’t be all about restriction. Allergies are often a result of an impaired digestive system, so it’s crucial to heal that too. It involves supplementation to strengthen bile and increase its flow. As a result, you might have better digestion, improved energy, clearer skin and stabilized mood.

Many of the “edible food-like substances” we eat today are truly indigestible. Your body does not know what to do with multicolored cereals full of preservatives, fast foods, or basically any product with ingredients you can’t pronounce and don’t understand. Ingesting these sorts of products can cause some of us to bloat. A diet of whole, unprocessed, organic foods is most healing to the body—and most effective for weight loss.

Food intolerance, on the other hand, is much more common than food allergies and is characterized by digestive disorders, migraines, obesity, chronic fatigue, aching joints, skin disorders and behavioral issues. It has been stated that upwards of 70-80% of the US population has food intolerance that could also cause weight gain.  Unfortunately for many, those food intolerance symptoms are often identified as individual problems and treated as such, thus treating the symptoms and not the cause.

The “wrong” food, although it may be a healthy one for most people, will induce inflammation.  The immune system aims to damage the food, which it mistakes as a harmful invader, such as a bacteria, parasite or virus, but also ends up damaging our own body.  Long-term exposure can even trigger autoimmunity, where the immune system actively attacks our own tissues and bodily structures.

The ALCAT Test , the most effective Food Intolerance Test, can tell you which food is your ‘meat’ and which is your ‘poison’.  It is not a substitute for medical care, but it can be extremely helpful if followed and incorporated into a healthy lifestyle and as an aid in disease prevention and weight loss.  If a medical condition exists, The ALCAT Test is helpful used in conjunction with the advice of a qualified health or medical practitioner. 

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