Last Updated on Sunday, 18 August 2013 10:45
Chronic Inflammatory and Auto-Immune Diseases
Research shows Food Intolerance leads to Infection and Inflammation
Food intolerance - if left unattended compromises the immune system. The twofold consequences are Infection and Inflammation.
Serial infections like colds, 'flu and mouth ulcers indicate food intolerance. And the research shows chronic inflammatory conditions like eczema, psoriasis, arthritis, diabetes, colitis and even behavioural disorders are associated with food intolerance.
A compromised Immune System is easily infected
Anything which puts stress on your body - also eventually effects your ability to fight off invading infections - your immune system. "Bugs" like bacteria (e.g. Salmonella, E.coli), viruses (colds and 'flu) and fungals/yeasts (candida, tinea) are always in our bodies. If we are healthy they never get to multiply or develop into a full-blown infection.
But if your immune system is compromised in any way (e.g. from prescription drugs or food intolerance) - then the bugs are not restricted by lots of roving bodily defences - antibodies. The bacteria, viruses and fungals have free rein to multiply and overwhelm us. We get sick. And we get sick continuously. As soon as one you get over one bug - another comes along and takes over.
If you are never 'well' - and always coming down with infections like these - you probably have food intolerance.
Inflammation: Your Immune System Under Stress
How can we get inflammation from foods? When the complex proteins casein (milk protein) and gluten (from wheat and some other grains) break down in the digestive tract they form protein fragments that can be 'mis-read' by the body as foreign invaders. Once they are in the bloodstream - your immune system sends out the antibody cavalry, (the natural immune response) and the inflammation begins.
- Inflammation at the joints causes stiffness and arthritis
- Inflammation in the lungs or nasal passages causes respiratory congestion, asthma and chronic cough
- Inflammation in the membranes of the brain causes headache and migraine
- Inflammation in the nervous system causes neurological disorders like multiple sclerosis, epilepsy
- Inflammation at the skin can cause hives, eczema and psoriasis
But a simple switch in foods means the cause of the inflammation is removed - and the body begins healing naturally.
Chronic Inflammatory Conditions - From 'Modern' Foods
"Modern" foods are those foods which were not available to prehistoric humans (hunter-gatherers): grains, dairy and refined sugars. Sounds hard to believe, doesn't it? Simple staple foods we are all accustomed to - causing chronic diseases?
However, the medical journal evidence bears it out. Food intolerance can give you inflammatory conditions like:
- Headaches and migraine
- Colitis (intestinal inflammation)
- Respiratory difficulty, asthma and chronic cough
- Atherosclerosis (heart disease)
- Rheumatoid arthritis - and stiff joints (e.g. back ache)
- Eczema, Psoriasis
- Depression, anxiety, panic attacks
- Infertility and miscarriage
- Multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, neuro-muscular disorder
- Behavioural disorders in children
- Diabetes type 1 - and pancreatitis
- Thyroiditis - Graves' Disease, Hashimoto's and other inflammatory disorders
Food intolerance is the inabaility to fully digest certain proteins. However - the good news is - by simply Switching a few foods you can stop the disease progress and in many cases - heal it completely. All you need is a simple journal and some food substitution guides.
Temporary Relief with Medications? Or Find the Cause for Permanent Relief
Anti-inflammatory tablets only ease symptoms temporarily. They don't fix the cause. And food intolerance is the cause for lots of people - if only they would investigate. Are you taking anti-inflammatories? Have you been on them for a while? Could it be possible that you have food intolerance, like Monica - below.
Most Common Culprits of Inflammatory Disease
According to the medical journal research - the most likely food intolerances leading to dozens of inflammatory diesorders are those which cause Leaky Gut syndrome:
When you can't digest foods properly - the partly digested proteins and sugars actually damage your small intestine. Tiny holes develop in the tissue lining which allow unfamiliar protein pieces (peptides) to get into the bloodstream. The immune system immediately detects the foreign 'invaders' and sets up inflammation. That's where the trouble begins ... slowly at first and building up over weeks and months... until there is a diagnosis of a chronic disease.
But once on the right diet for you - your gut begins healing within days. Here at the Institute we specialise in identification of food intolerances using the Journal Method. Just find out which is your problem food and switch it for another food. Simple natural healing.
Why ask for trouble later in life? Why not find out the cause now - and move ahead with your life! Even if you have more than one intolerance - the Healing Program is guaranteed to find all of them. Details >
Monica's Letter: "I've been in the habit of reading up on health issues trying to figure this out for a long time. I discovered the Healing Program on the internet last summer and have since learned about wheat intolerance, which I had not ever heard of. Since every one of my symptoms was on the list for wheat intolerance I decided to cut it out completely. I had a natural, inate fear of wheat products, but never understood it. I felt immeasurably better the very next day.
"I woke up at 6:00 again! My stiff joints completely disappeared within a few days. My head has been clear every day and my emotional well being has become a non-issue. One day while driving in the car I caught a glance of my eyes in the rear view mirror and realized the dark circles were gone. My eye sockets have completely changed color and don't look sunken anymore.
"I decided my 13 year old daughter had a problem also and I asked her to stop eating wheat. I noticed a difference in her attitude the very next day. She tested it last Friday and ate a lot of wheat in one day. She broke out into hives on her face, had muscle spasms, and ached all over her spine and rib cage.
"I can't thank you enough for ending the mystery of my health problems, but also for contributing to helping my daughter avoid a difficult life. I'm so happy that my daughter is going to be able to avoid so simply her health problems. I can tell she feels good now. Thanks a lot." Monica S.
Food intolerance and Inflammatory diseases: Gastrointestinal, Skin, Arthritic, Neurological and Respiratory diseases.
RESEARCH & REFERENCES
All foodintol® information is based on research from peer-reviewed medical journals