An Allergy Preventive Diet
Why do we need an allergy prevention diet? Because in recent years, we have seen both food and seasonal allergies dramatically increase in adults. Allergies are an indication of gut health, and may be a sign of internal inflammation. They are intimately involved with our immune system, and can even progress into chemical sensitivities and autoimmune conditions like Sjogren’s Syndrome, Lupus, and MS. Perhaps type 1 diabetes may not be out of the question as well.
Boost the good bugs in your gut for bullet-proof immunity
The single most important measure you can take is to preserve and balance your “good” intestinal bacteria. You can do this by limiting your intake of sugary foods to prevent the overgrowth of intestinal yeast.
Because we have yeast organisms that reside in our gut, a diet that is high in sugars can promote yeast fermentation. In much the same way as baker’s yeast will ferment bread dough or brewer’s yeast will ferment grains into alcohol, intestinal yeast will ferment ingested sugars in the gut.
This not only produces an excessive amount of gas, but also increases the byproducts of yeast that are harmful to intestinal cells. In addition, sugar can actually promote the growth of the yeast population in your gut — something that makes sense when you consider than any organism flourishes with an abundant food supply.
You can help keep yeast from over-proliferating by eliminating their “favorite” food sources — like desserts, soft drinks, juices and candy. Fruit is also high in natural sugars, it can also contribute to yeast proliferation.
Another helpful measure you can take is to eat select foods that contain natural sources of beneficial lactic acid producing bacteria, such as acidophilus. Fermented foods lactobacilli bacteria, which actually help improve your digestion. Sauerkraut is a good fermented food, if it is traditionally made, as Korean kimchi.
It is interesting that you can eat some fermented foods and it is healthy, but you don’t want to promote the internal fermentation I just described. The difference between the two is the organism that’s doing the fermenting — yeast versus good bacteria.
Beneficial bacteria come from the soil, so vegetables usually hold traces of beneficial bacteria on their surface. While root vegetables, yogurt and kefir are good sources, they are off limits with the Health-e-Solutions lifestyle.
The final step to alleviate allergies is to rotate foods, and eliminate those that tend to be highly allergic like wheat, cow’s milk, eggs, and soy, most of which are excluded from the Health-e-Solutions lifestyle. Then you may have to rotate or eliminate or rotate some nuts in the diet. The key is only to eat these foods every 3 or 4 days to give the body a chance to recover and heal from any intolerance reaction that may occur.
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