More and more people are reporting that they are suffering from a form of food allergy. In practice, many of the people that report food allergies do not meet the criteria of a food allergy and so it is far more likely that they are suffering from a food intolerance. Food intolerances can take many forms and can be particularly significant for the person suffering from it.
Getting to the root cause of the problem
The GAPS Diet addresses allergies and people who suffer from food sensitivities as it is designed to deal with the the root cause of the ‘allergy’ so that it may be possible to begin eating certain foods again down the track without the experience of a severe reaction. An allergy diet that has been developed to improve the health of the gut has been proposed by GAPS which considers the link between the functioning of the gut and the immune system. Please read the GAPS Book by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride to learn more on why food allergies occur and why an allergy diet such as GAPS is important.
How the Allergy Diet Works with GAPS
The allergy diet strips out all of the harmful toxins a person becomes exposed to as a result of modern-day living by bringing the nutritional intake back to basics. Although there are toxins that we cannot avoid in plenty of the chemicals we use, we can control what we eat.
Repairing the health of the gut
We can restore the health of our gut by:
- Improving our diet
- Supplementing our diet
- Detoxing our bodies
Given the prevalence of food allergies it would make sense to establish an allergy diet that provides all of the nutrition our bodies need without exposing us to potentially harmful foods.