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food sensitivities

Of the information generation, many are self-diagnosing as being "gluten free," "lactose intolerant," etc. While removing these foods from a diet will almost never cause anyone harm, it often requires a more thorough understanding to truly comprehend if what we're eating, drinking, or breathing can harm us or heal us.
What do shellfish, tree pollen, bee stings, and peanuts all have in common? For many people, the mere mention of these foods brings up memories of itchy skin and watery eyes. In fact, many of us have also been conditioned that this is the ONLY form of an allergic reaction that has a serious impact on our health. But is it?
The good news with all of this gluten business is, if you eliminate it from your diet and you're sensitive, symptoms will get better. I have seen this many times clinically, spoken to many people who have experienced this, and the research corroborates these findings.
Why does it seem that everything we consume these days is surrounded with guilt or stigma. Everything I go to eat lately makes me think a bit harder about what I am putting into my body. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, it just has me thinking.
Susie can't have gluten. Diane, no dairy. Jennifer, well, there seems to be more foods she can't eat than she can. These