The allergic immune response in the body affects the digestive system, thus creating a vicious cycle of further potential problems, including food allergies or intolerances, environmental allergies, asthma, hives, eczema, and psoriasis.
Common symptoms of food intolerance:
- Congestion (sinus/chest)
- Joint aches
- Digestive issues
- Weight gain
- Poor sleep
- Blood sugar imbalances
- Skin rashes
- Mood imbalance (depression/anxiety)
In order to heal the gut, it is important to eliminate the foods that you are allergic and sensitive to, but with a mixed diet, since it is often difficult to know which foods are the culprits. An elimination diet is a helpful diagnostic tool if you know which foods are wreaking havoc on your body that is causing the allergic immune response.
Remember, inflammation starts in the gut and is driven by the immune system. Always look for the root cause of the issue.