One of the biggest questions I get from my personal clients is whether or not their allergies to certain foods will ever go away or will they have to eat a special diet forever.
The short answer is NO, you won’t have to eat this way forever. But the long answer does get a little more complicated because not all food allergies are created equal. There are differences between genetic food allergies and intolerances of food allergies that are caused by leaky gut.
Leaky Gut Food Allergies
Leaky gut food allergies are immune reactions that you have due to the foods that are actually leaking through your intestinal wall and into your bloodstream where your immune system attacks it. And typically, these are the foods that you eat most often. This is because the more you eat a certain food, the more it leaks into your bloodstream, so the larger the defense that your immune system develops.
Once you heal your gut, these food allergies tend to disappear because they no longer present a problem to your immune system.
Genetic Food Allergies and Intolerance
There are also genetic food allergies and intolerances that can have a significant impact on your immune system, health, and chronic symptoms.
These food allergies and intolerances you cannot get rid of. Whenever you eat these foods, they will affect you negatively. But the good news is that if you maintain a healthy gut then you will actually minimize the effects of these foods if you ever do “accidentally” eat them once in a while.
But if you eat them regularly then the damage that they cause will most likely put you right back where you started.
Watch this video – Understanding Food Intolerance and Leaky Gut Syndrome
The Bottom Line
I got an email from a young lady the other day. I’ll keep her information anonymous but she had a couple of questions related to leaky gut that really prove the very point I want to make.
She had been treated for leaky gut by a doctor many years back and her health and chronic symptoms disappeared. Then she went back to her normal life. But then, her symptoms began to come back some years later.
After telling me her story, she said to me, “I thought once you heal leaky gut it never comes back?”
But after healing her leaky gut, she went right back to the same exact diet and lifestyle that contributed to her leaky gut in the first place. What she didn’t understand was that once you heal leaky gut, you still have to keep your body healthy to keep it from coming back.
What you have to realize is that you are a product of your diet and lifestyle. Not only do you use the food that you eat for energy but you use the nutrients to replace the cells of your own body.
Science has shown that your body completely replaces all of its cells at least once every 7 years. So in a manner of speaking, there is a lot of truth to the saying “You Are What You Eat”.
So while you can go back to enjoying many of the foods that you were once allergic to after you heal your gut, there may very well be some genetic allergies that you are best to just avoid altogether.
And many of the common genetic allergies and intolerances are already provided for you in my free reports. And if you want to dive even further into this, then you’ll get all of the information you need in my Leaky Gut Cure program.
Karen Brimeyer is a nutritionist, functional medicine practitioner, and health consultant. She has helped over a hundred personal clients heal their leaky gut, digestive problems, lose weight, and resolve their chronic symptoms and conditions.
She is the owner of Optimal Self-Healing in Tampa Bay Florida, a private nutrition and health consultation business and author of the Leaky Gut Cure program.
Karen has worked with a wide variety of populations from new moms to athletes overcome their health problems and achieve optimal health.
Karen found her passion for nutrition as a teenager. While striving to achieve optimal health by following the widely accepted diet and nutrition tips of the media and conventional medicine, she found her own health declining rapidly with the development leaky gut which led to digestive problems and chronic fatigue.
Unwilling to accept her situation, she set out to determine the truth about health which led her through her own research as well as studying and working with some of the best holistic doctors and holistic practitioners in the fields of nutrition, functional medicine, and life coaching.
She has since applied her knowledge with herself to overcome her own leaky gut and achieve an unprecedented level of health and wellbeing. Her happy and healthy pregnancy and now two-year old son, TJ, are a testament to the health she has achieved.
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