Guess What? When you are allergic to a food it actively hurts you to eat it. You may not feel it in any severe way, but that is the truth. There is so little point in eating foods allergens. If you are working to eliminate allergens from your diet, and want familiar dishes and flavors try the Gluten Free Allergen Friendly Expo . It is a great place to find an identify options to clean up your diet and cut inflammation.
“If people who’ve faced a life-threatening illness can’t prioritize their own self-care, we have a real problem in our society.” Michelle Segar
The need for active self care applies to exercise and food choice. Eating allergens is like having one foot on the gas and the other on the breaks in terms of evolving our own health. We all have to figure out how to fuel our bodies without hurting ourselves.
Just like when you breathe in an allergen you might sneeze, when you eat an allergen the body responds to defend against it and get it out of your body. A food allergic response can vary from, making your feel off or tired, have a rash or indigestion bloating and diarrhea up to and including anaphylaxis and even death. Different foods have caused a range of symptoms for me, fortunately not deadly.
Food Allergies are nothing to fool around with, the allergic response can escalate. Why do you want to feel less than your best? Take steps to identify your personal food allergens and get them out of your diet. If you think you have issues with food allergies, get your health care team on it to help you. Try an elimination diet to feel the effects in your body or get testing done.
We must pay greater attention to keeping our bodies and minds healthy and able to heal. Yet we are making it difficult for our defenses to work. We allow things to be sold that should not be called food. Many have no nutritive value and lead to obesity, salt imbalance, and allergies.
Why can foods cause an allergic response?
Your body digests the food you eat to generate energy and rebuild your tissues. You literally become what you digest. So in the process of converting food into self, your body decides about the food you eat each day. Can I use this to keep me healthy and thriving. Your body decides do I recognize this peanut as fuel for rebuilding yes or no?
Is it a foreign invader, a poison or a material to become self? Food is digested to drive action and build muscles and bones. Foreign invaders and poisons mobilize the immune system for defense. If you are constantly triggering an allergic response you can confuse and disrupt your immune system over time. Not a good idea
The Gluten Free Allergen Friendly Expo is a place to find products without the big 8 allergens.
These 8 foods are common allergens, ones that many people have problems recognizing are good self material.
- Fish (e.g., haddock, flounder, cod)
- Crustacean shellfish (e.g., crab, lobster, shrimp)
- Tree nuts (like almonds and walnuts)
The vendors at the Expo are often people who have had food allergies impact their life and have found delicious creative solutions. The Expo is the perfect place to source specialty allergen free foods.
I am heading over to blog on the Gluten Free Allergen Friendly Expo in Worcester, MA on July 22 and 23, 2017. to find ideas for my husband’s birthday party. As July 4th approaches declare your independence from food allergens. Find and source foods that work in your body.