Health Food Stores Battle Food Allergies


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Health Food Stores Battle Food Allergies

  1. 1. ==== ====Read more or more information here: ====At health food stores, customers are complaining about food allergies more often now withstatements like, "I cant eat this", or "I cant eat that." Why do so many people, especially thosewho frequent health food stores, believe they have food allergies? Its funny, Ive never heardanyone say, "Im allergic to coffee, cookies, cakes, popcorn, pizza or candy", and yet these arethings that people ingest regularly without a second thought. So, whats up with all these healthfood store shoppers who have food allergies?Food allergies occur when the immune system overreacts to a protein molecule in the offendingfood. This can happen even with those who stick to food from health food stores. The body isunable to break down that particular protein molecule, so it reacts by trying to "get rid of it". Itproduces a chemical called histamine and symptoms appear in the form of rashes, hives, itching,wheezing, breathing problems, and lots of mucus being expelled through the mouth, nose, ears,lungs, or sexual organs. More serious reactions from food allergies are: vomiting, diarrhea, loss ofconsciousness, drop in blood pressure, or even death.Intolerance to certain foods is different than true food allergies, and this is a more commoncomplaint at health food stores. With food intolerances like lactose intolerance, where a personhas difficulty breaking down the sugar in the milk, the symptoms are much milder. One may havesome bloating, excess gas, cramping or diarrhea. While food intolerance is unpleasant, it is not lifethreatening like food allergies can be in some severe cases. The usual distresses are intolerancesto wheat, soy, dairy and anything at health food stores that the shopper feels is too expensive.The question that customers at health food stores ought to ask is not, "What food am I allergic to?"But rather, "Why is my immune system reacting to what should be health food?"When determining specific food allergies and intolerances, some factors to consider are:1. What is the trigger food?2. When am I eating the trigger food?3. Am I improperly combining fruits and vegetables or grains or meat and dairy?The list can be quite exhaustive to hunt down the offending trigger food and how it is beingconsumed. In fact, most food allergy experts will tell you to keep a diary of everything you eat, andwhen you find the trigger food to just avoid eating it. Well, that sounds simple, but if you react tomany things, including those that should be health food, its not so simple? Of course, you caneliminate the most common triggers to food allergies like: corn, wheat, eggs, dairy, and peanuts,but if that doesnt work, then what? The truth is, your immune system can overreact to manysubstances. The best way to address food allergies is to strengthen your immune system and getin balance with all the systems of the body. Shop health food stores for specific foods to feed your5 main systems equally: immune, endocrine, digestive, circulatory and respiratory systems. This
  2. 2. may be difficult at typical health food stores, but searching online will produce results.When you feed all your body parts with healthy, whole food nutrients, and eliminate the fake,processed foods in your life, your 5 systems can come into a perfectly natural balance. Then youcan eat what you know you should be eating. It is better to strengthen the bodys systems withproperly combined health food and ward off illness and disease the natural way. When youconsume the right nutrients, the body operates at optimum levels for a more relaxed, healthy life.You have access to so much good nutrition at health food stores and plenty of options for avoidingfood allergies or intolerances that its a shame to limit your choices unnecessarily.Cliff Smith is the owner of an online health food store specializing in properly combined,concentrated whole food formulas that nourish, cleanse and balance the body. Many of hiscustomers have overcome their food allergies and intolerances with health foods that are not soldin typical retail stores. Visitors to the online store are encouraged to take the free alkaline foodtest, request catalogs, sample products, and discover more nutrition facts.Article Source: ====Read more or more information here: ====