Last week I had food allergy testing done consisting of 16 basic foods and 1 pet.
Getting down to the results it showed I had a bad reaction (welts form on your skin where the needle was poked if allergic) to CATS ( which was a severe allergenic response) to corn, and shellfish.
I’d like to say goodbye to my favorite foods involving shellfish and corn…Bye bye shrimp cocktail, fresh crab/oysters/mussels, popcorn, corn tortillas, roasted corn on the cob, corn tortilla chips, and black bean corn salsa..Farewell.
In all honesty I’m happy knowing and it’s another way to become even healthier, in which I’d recommend for you to get food allergy testing done for self awareness and increasing one’s health.
Also during the session I spoke to the allergy professional and reviewed that no histamine reaction occurred for milk, knowing my tummy can not handle it, and then realized it’s an enzyme production problem, due to not producing lactase to break down milk sugar. But also other foods I was also curious about that causes me problems and He explained to me, if I’m having problems with it it’s -something you can have an intolerance to or have poor gut health( not enough of the good bacteria-probiotics or enzyme related) and To listen to your body after eating foods and if it simply doesn’t tolerate well, simply remove it and in the meantime take supplements, and find a replacement food until your gut is ready for it. I like to feel good (who doesn’t), in which I’m going to pay extra close attention to see how my tummy reacts to other foods and listen for ones to lay off of, it will be worth it!!
Oh I was happy I’m not allergic to peanut butter or gluten!!!!!!I stayed away from both incase I was because I know those 2 are highly common allergenic foods, but now their back on the menu!
I was reading about food allergies and came across a long term benefit everyone will love when staying away from foods that have an allergenic response..
“When you eat a food to which you are allergic, your adrenal glands release hormones (cortisol and adrenalin, also called epinephrine) to cope with the allergic reaction. These hormones cause a breakdown of glycogen (stored carbohydrate) in the liver and increase your blood sugar level. The increased blood sugar stimulates the release of insulin. However, the high cortisol levels you are experiencing direct your cells to stop taking sugar up from the blood, in essence causing temporary insulin resistance.Because the glucose just released into the blood is not being taken up by the cells, more insulin is released, which results in an even higher insulin level in the blood. A high level of insulin activates the enzyme lipoprotein lipase which catalyzes the production of fats. Thus, excess insulin promotes storage of any fat we eat rather than using it for fuel. High insulin levels in the blood inhibit the activity of the enzyme triglyceride lipase which breaks down stored fat for use as energy. Thus, if you have chronically high insulin due to continual allergic reactions, you cannot burn your own body fat, and any fat you eat is likely to be stored rather than used for energy. In addition, if your insulin level is high, protein and carbohydrates you eat which are in excess of what you burn for fuel in the two hours after a meal are more likely to be converted to and stored as fat.
Food allergies also cause inflammation that makes the body’s master weight control hormone, leptin, ineffective. Although overweight people usually have very high levels of leptin, it does not do its job. This condition is called leptin resistance. If an optimally healthy, normal-weight person overeats, their leptin level rises, which increases their metabolic rate and decreases their appetite. If you have constant inflammation due to food allergies, this does not occur.
Another way that food allergies contribute to overweight is by causing food addiction or allergic cravings which drive you to overeat. When you eat a problem food, you have an immune response which often involves making antibodies that mediate the immune response to the food. Eating that food again ties up some of the antibodies and decreases allergic symptoms. Thus, some people unknowingly manage their allergy symptoms by getting regular “fixes” from eating their problem foods. If you suspect that you are having allergic cravings or notice that some foods make you feel better, you may be allergic to those foods, and you should pursue the diagnosis of potential new food allergies. You must eliminate all of your allergenic foods from your diet to control inflammation and lose weight.”- Nickie Dumke, owner of Allergy Adapt Inc.l
Well I hope you found this helpful in some sense, let’s stay healthy together! I believe getting bloodwork/allergy testing/ physical done it can be scary, but self awareness to your health is very important in order to not have any surprises and for preventative care. I hope you all have a blessed week,