If your body has problems producing certain enzymes, you can experience a lifetime of health issues due to maldigestion.
Even somewhat healthy vegetables such as lettuce or parsley can elicit a food intolerance reaction if you are intolerant to these foods.
These reactions cause inflammation in your gut system and can lead to a lot of discomforts and health issues including weight gain due to carb cravings and slow metabolism, depression, headache, bloating, edema, fatigue, brain fog, stomach ache, acne, eczema and more.
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In our digestive system, food molecules must be broken down into smaller molecules such as amino acids before they are absorbed into the blood stream. This process is called digestion.
Then these little nutrients are carried to the cells throughout the body and used for energy, growth, and cell repair.
The health of your gastrointestinal system is critical to your overall well-being.
The human gastrointestinal tract constitutes about seventy percent of the immune system.
Your digestive system has the capability of affecting your body’s vitamin and mineral absorbency, hormone regulation, digestion, vitamin production, immune response, and the ability to eliminate toxins, not to mention your overall mental health. Almost 95% of the serotonin production originates from the cells of your gut, despite the common belief that serotonin is primarily produced in the brain.
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Food intolerance is caused by undigested foods, which start accumulating in the gut and begin making their way into the bloodstream.
Our immune system recognizes most amino acids as friendly molecules. By contrast, partially digested food proteins are recognized and foreign intruders, which activates the immune system to combat these “invaders.” This is how the “war” begins.
The war between the immune system and partially digested proteins can lead to serious inflammation in the gut and other parts of the body.
Remember that when you have the flu, which also causes inflammation, you may experience a lot of discomfort including a headache, bloating, edema, fatigue, brain fog, stomach ache and more.
The reason for these discomforts is due to the fight between your immune system and the flu viruses.
The response that the immune system in a food intolerance reaction is similar to the inflammation seen in a viral or bacterial infection. Food intolerance discomfort, different from the flu, can last a long time or even lifetime if you keep continuing to consume foods that are causing food intolerance.
Since the immune response to food intolerance is typically much slower (weeks, months or years) compared to classic food allergy (seconds, minutes, hours), it is almost impossible to self-diagnose the cause or causes of your food intolerance. In a classic food allergy, the negative symptoms are often observed very quickly. If you are allergic to peanut, for example, serious symptoms may be observed almost immediately. However, if you have a peanut intolerance, negative symptoms may not be felt until the next day are even after the next two or three meals. The delay in food intolerance between consumption and symptoms makes it nearly impossible to identify the intolerant food. Even “innocent” looking vegetables such as lettuce or parsley can elicit a food intolerance reaction if you are intolerant to these foods.
The only way to precisely identify your intolerant foods is to order a Food Intolerance Test.