Many people struggle with tolerating a certain type, or many kinds of food. They don’t know what’s causing it, and think they’re stuck with it forever. Some develop issues later in life, which should be paid attention to given it could be something environmentally that caused this trigger.
What people don’t suspect is that new trigger might now be on the inside. Liver congestion can cause excessive sensitivity to environmental or food- based substances. The dominant offender is pathogens that cause this liver congestion. There’s also a cross reactivity with the pathogens and supposed allergens or food- based offenders. These pathogens may also be unknowingly causing leaky gut.
It’s been found that the proteins in parasites can actually cross react to common allergens like bee pollen as well as foods that people are commonly allergic to, like peanuts.
Parasites cause inflammation in the gut lining. Some work by puncturing the surface of the gut to ingest blood. This can allow microscopic “holes” or gaps in the cells of the stomach and intestine lining, allowing molecules of foods to escape into the bloodstream. The body then recognizes that as an invader and attacks it, leading to eventual allergy to whatever food that’s happened with.
Our body’s defense against parasites are eosinophils, which release mast cells that cause allergic reaction and excess histamine.
Foundational strategies for addressing histamine include consuming all of the nutrients, but especially Vitamins C and B6, as well as minerals copper, magnesium and zinc should be employed while addressing the deeper root of parasites to combat potential Herxheimer response (flare up). Some flavonoids like quercetin may also be needed for support in the meantime.
Parasites need to be removed, but the body needs to be supported and prepared to get rid of them first and foremost:
- The liver and gallbladder need to be supported with things like choline, milk thistle, soluble fiber
- The colon needs support- regular bowel movements and full evacuation 1-3 times/ day. You may also need to heal the gut lining with things like glutamine, marshmallow, and/ or Aloe Vera
- The lymph needs support, movement and produce or herbs with red pigment
- A binder must be used to “catch” toxins excreted by pathogens and help liver
- Supporting the detox process is explained more in- depth here if you haven’t seen the video from a prior email
Could your favorite foods you’ve eliminated actually be okay to eat?
Only a physician or allergist can tell you for sure, that’s who you should check with. If you’ve only developed symptoms that are more like a sensitivity than a real, verifiable allergy- then it’s quite possible. Only in the case that you’ve verified you do not have an existing, true allergy or reactivity, then addressed the underlying cause, you can try to incorporate small amounts and see how you do from there.
In conclusion, if a food makes you feel less than optimal, should you assume it’s best not to eat it at all, ever again?
When it’s stated like this, it becomes more obvious that such a simplified conclusion is not necessarily going to be the answer. But it’s the route we’re encouraged to take by many in the “health and wellness” field, and it can be harmful over time.
More varieties of food provide more diverse gut bacteria and very importantly, supply a robust metabolism by not restricting. When you’re able to eat foods you love, you’re more likely to eat enough which is vital to maintaining an optimal body temperature (metabolism) which also treats the root cause in the long- run, providing an unfriendly environment for pathogens that can create this problem, and optimizing digestion and thyroid function— preventing sensitivities. Food like sugar, carbs and dairy can actually help an anti- parasitic protocol to be more effective by luring the pathogen so it consumes whatever medicine you’re having. With a no carb diet, they may not have as much reason to come “out of hiding”.