By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC
Most people eat the typical American food diet. Their days may consist of a bowl of wheat cereal with milk and some fruit on top. Lunch may be a sandwich on wholewheat bread, and kids love PB&J! Snacks tend to be chips, pretzels, popcorn, donuts and sometimes fruit. Dinner will most always involve wheat and dairy as part of the meal.
The problem with the typical American food diet is that the main foods can be extremely inflammatory for many. The problems can occur when a person has what is known as a “leaky gut,” and when they eat certain foods, the proteins go through the gut lining and cross into the bloodstream which tends to create havoc with the now stressed immune system. The end result is inflammation which looks like weight gain to many.
Traditional allergy tests will not pick up food intolerances. Allergies are diagnosed via the IgE immune pathway and intolerances are found via the IgG or sometimes IgA immune pathway. If someone is around 50 pounds overweight and eating the most inflammatory causing foods each day, they may be able to drop the weight by just removing those foods. Many people react to gluten, egg, soy, dairy, and peanut. Other foods, even healthy foods like spinach, lettuce, almonds, green beans, etc. can be inflammatory to people. That is why what works for one person may not work for another. I have seen some IgG blood tests show up severely high for almonds and when the person stops eating almonds, the weight gain struggle stops. I have seen other people with dairy and egg intolerances stop eating those two foods and their weight gain stops.
Our IgG test kit tests for around 184 foods so YOU know exactly which foods are right for you and which foods may be leading to inflammation and weight gain!
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