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Food Allergy, Food Sensitivity and Eating Right For Your Blood Type

Foods that you have allergies or sensitivities to are considered environmental stressors and can be the source of many gastrointestinal complaints, intestinal toxicity, and consequent health problems.

The most common allergy foods and foods that are not well tolerated are peanuts, soy, corn, gluten products, cow dairy products (especially non-fermented ones), and the nightshade family (potatos, tomatos, tobacco, and peppers).

However, different metabolic types tolerate certain foods better than others. For example, if you have a family history of diabetes or alcoholism, you will typically have greater difficulty thriving on a diet high in refined carbohydrates.

Your blood type also makes you more or less tolerant of certain foods and eating foods that suit your blood type typically strengthens your immune system and helps maintain gastrointestinal health.

Food allergies and food sensitivities are often linked to an overgrowth of pathogenic microbes in the intestine. To solve this problem, the most holistic corrective strategy is to reestablish a healthy balance of intestinal microbes by avoiding food allergens and foods you are sensitive to in order to reduce intestinal toxicity, eating unprocessed foods with a minimum of toxins, eating whole foods that the gut can readily digest, and eating naturally fermented foods. You may also find it helpful to take a daily probiotic supplement.

If you have a history of food allergies, food sensitivities, stomach and intestinal upset, constipation, diarrhea, frequent or long term use of antibiotics, chronic fatigue, depression or feeling "spaced-out", then we suggest reading Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Specific Carbohydrate Diet by Elaine Gottschall. Gottschall describes a potent alternative approach to the dietary management of health problems using the high-fiber diet, the low-fat diet, the low-residue diet, the anti-yeast diet, the gluten-free diet, and other elimination diets.

Learn about how your blood type helps determine which foods you will thrive on by reading Eat Right for Your Type by Peter D'Adamo.

To find out more about testing yourself for food allergies check out Elisa blood allergy testing.

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