Symptoms such as weight gain, muscle ache, headaches, hives, skin rashes, gastrointestinal problems, constipation, diarrhea are all indicators that a food intolerance may be present. These symptoms have all been observed in people with food reactions. The reaction to food can be present immediately up until 3 days afterward. This makes it very difficult to isolate which food is the cause.
Food sensitivities are a reaction from our immune system or a result of the body’s lack of proper enzymes to digest foods. When the body reacts to a food, it sends out inflammatory messenger proteins to tag the food particles for removal.
The immune system then sends out further inflammatory chemicals to trigger the final removal. This sets up a cascade of events that eventually leave us with a severe inflammation that can affect our GI tract resulting in impaired digestion. As those food particles break trough the gut lining and travel through the bloodstream, the immune system creates inflammation all over the body as it attacks the foreign particles of food.
If this process occurs often enough, the immune system may start to attack the tissues and an autoimmune reaction may occur. Autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis may be triggered by an unresolved food reaction.
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