Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Are we Allergic?

Something very serious in the food world is popping up more and more, and that is food related allergies. Allergies are quite serious. Some can lead to some even death.

Allergy symptoms can be very mild ranging from a runny nose and gas to anaphylactic shook and even death. Did you that sluggishness your feeling or the mild depression has also been linked to food allergies?
Why is this happening? I think part of it is due to the genetic manipulation of our food supply. Yes science can benefit us in some ways, but it can also make us sicker.

A few years ago a friend told me about a study where food scientists were combining a small amount of fish DNA into a tomato breed. There purpose was to introduce something "natural" into the tomato to make it the skin more resilient in transport.
We know that there are growth hormones and antibiotics in chicken, eggs, milk, and beef.Granted not all products contain these, but some do.

So what can you do about this? Research on the brands of food you buy in the store. Buy the products that are the most organic. Try an elimination diet. Buy from the local coops and farmers markets if they are available in your area.
Have your doctor do some allergy tests. You may need to see a specialist for this.

There are doctors that specialize in allergies. Also find a certified nutritionalist to give you guild lines on a good diet for you.
Sometimes food allergies can be very hard to detect. Watch this video for more information