If you suffer from food allergies, you know the havoc they can cause. A food allergy is a hypersensitivity to a substance that doesn’t affect most people. The problem isn’t the food, it’s the immune systems’ reaction to that food. Your immune system mis-identifies the food as a toxin, virus or fungus and does whatever is necessary to eliminate it from the body. When this happens, a whole set of chemical reactions are initiated.
What Causes Food Allergies.
Heredity Heredity can be a factor in food allergies. Defects in the genes can cause food allergies which can be passed on to your children.
Incomplete Digestion Allergies can cause more allergies. When you’re allergic to a food, the body can’t digest the food properly and the food sits in the digestive tract longer than necessary. More acid is created to break down the food. As the food sits in the gut it putrefies and causes heartburn and acid stomach. This irritates the intestines and leads to gas.
When the digestive tract becomes inflamed, even the foods that you’re not allergic to, can pass through tiny pinholes burned into the intestinal wall and can lead to a condition called leaky gut. Acid from the poor digestion actually burns tiny microscopic holes in the digestive tract and allows food particles to pass into parts of the body that are forbidden. Food in the digestive tract is good but food in the bloodstream causes more food allergies.
When food is encountered in the bloodstream, the body does whatever it can to eliminate it. It is not supposed to be there. Yes, the nutrients are supposed to be in the bloodstream, but not food particles and causes allergies the next time the body encounters that food.
Environment Another hypothesis is that ‘stress while eating’ can cause an allergic reaction to foods that are eaten at that time. Stress at the dinner table over and over again is the culprit. How many times has an argument happened while eating. In my family, too many times.
Gene Modified Organisms GMO foods or foods that are changed genetically can cause food allergies. In the United States, foods that have been modified don’t even have to be labeled. To the contrary, if you say that your food product is free of GMOs it is against the law.
More and more foods are modified for profit. We are now finding these modified foods detrimental to our health and can cause food allergies or worse.
Food has a particular vibration, a way so the body can recognize that food. When you change the genes of the food, the vibration and structure also changes. Let me give you an example.
Lets look at a barcode. Let’s compare a barcode to stand for a food. Every food has a vibration and this vibration is represented by this barcode. The immune system looks at this food the same way that the scanner looks at the barcode to identify what kind of food it is.
If we change the barcode (food) in any way by manipulating the genetic makeup, there’s a high chance that the scanner (immune system) will not be able to identify what food you are eating. When this happens, the body doesn’t have a clue what the food is and tries to protect the body from this unknown substance in every way possible. Kind of like a price check at the supermarket. Everything stops when that happens as you know.
What causes the allergic response? The Immune System Is the culprit. The immune system is the protector of the body and uses a similar system to the barcode mentioned above. If it cannot identify the food, it considers it a poison and does whatever it can to rid the body of it.
The immune system is like the Border Patrol. It’s job is to let what’s good enter the body and keep out the undesirable bacteria, viruses, fungus, mold, toxins and anything that it cannot recognize. The Border Patrol agents have a list that if you are not on, you cannot come in.
Even if the food does get past the checkpoint, the immune system sends out its army of agents to fight it, kill it, and dispose of it, depending on what it is. The problem arrises when foods “that should be on the list” are not, or worse, wind up on the bad list of those enemies of the state, the state of well-being. Then an allergy is formed. Wanted, dead or alive.
Food allergies are the beginning of all allergies. They cause the immune system to respond to foods that are good for you. These foods have nutrition that you need, and cannot harm you, “unless the immune system gets confused.” This confusion causes allergies.
Allergic foods, rather than nourishing the body, now weaken the digestive track and the immune system. Since this allergic response stops the normal intake of nutrition, allergies create a form of nutrition deficiency. This nutrition deficiency decreases the immune systems ability to understand and do it’s job properly.
Whether your allergic reaction is strong or not hardly noticeable, this reaction is the impetus that starts the allergy ball rolling for all allergies. Even if your major allergy is from the environment, it starts with the foods you eat that lessens the nutrients that can be absorbed, causing the immune system to make more and more mistakes over and over again.