How do I know if I have a food allergy or a food intolerance and what’s the difference? A food allergy is when the immune system engages right after you have consumed, inhaled, or touched a food you are allergic to. The reaction is immediate; it could be a rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, vomiting, teary eyes, tight throat, etc. An IgE test (immunoglobulin E) will tell you what allergies you might have. It is important to stay away from food, pets, and molds that we have an allergy to as they over-stimulate the immune system and cause inflammation. [Read more…] about How Do I Know if I Have a Food Allergy or a Food Intolerance?
Hippocrates, the “Father of Western Medicine,” spoke these words over 2,000 years ago: “All disease begins in the gut.” (For more detailed information on the importance of gut health, read this.) Yet, because of the increased in the use of processed foods and antibiotics, among other things, a condition called Leaky Gut has become prevalent in our society. So, here are 5 steps to restore leaky gut.
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Are you or someone you love sick? For as long as I can remember, I’ve had health issues. I was diagnosed with asthma at age 5, so I know what it is like to struggle to breathe. Having lived with infertility, endometriosis, and DES-exposure, I’ve experienced the heartbreak of childlessness. Having suffered from fibromyalgia and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, I know unrelenting pain and fatigue. So, I don’t take good health for granted. I know what you’re going through. [Read more…] about Are You or Someone You Love Sick?