Compared to our parents’ generation, we consume way more processed food and preservatives. It may be due to this that we see more food allergies in current-day society.
For example, the wheat that we eat today is not the ancient grains that our grandparents once enjoyed. 90 percent of the wheat available in the markets today have been altered (GMO). Some peoples’ digestive systems may not be capable of adapting to these modifications. This, together with the additives that are found in wheat-based products, may be the reason for the increasing number of people with gluten and soy sensitivities.
Workable Lifestyle Suggestions
- Choose your produce wisely. Don't judge solely by the appearance: insect bites are actually a good indication of non-pesticide farming.
- Choose organic products, and if possible, soak your vegetables for a few minutes before cooking.
- If you feel nauseous or have diarrhea shortly after a meal without any obvious reason, this is a sign of rejection of a particular food. Keep track of the foods you ate and see if it repeats the next time you have that food.
- If you have prolonged skin irritation, consider that it may be a sign of a food allergy.
- Try the appropriate enzymes to help digest food if you are gluten- or lactose-sensitive.
- Include some fermented food as part of your diet to help balance your digestion. The probiotics in your intestines need them to function properly.
- Choose a good quality cooking oil such as coconut oil to reduce inflammation.
- Seek medical attention immediately if you experience an allergic reaction such as swelling of the respiratory tract.
- Always check the ingrediemts carefully before trying a new food product.
- Have antihistamines on hand if you are prone to having food allergies.