Food allergies now affect a large percentage of the American population. Have you ever wondered why all these people are affected now more than any time in history? The answer may lie in several different areas.
As Americans, our food supply is among the most tampered with of any modern country in the world. Decades ago, in an effort to feed a growing population, the government began a program of subsidizing the production of corn and soybeans, leaving us with a huge surplus of these two vegetables. These programs still continue today and are one of the reasons for our over supply.
As we produced more and more of these items we needed to utilize our stock and as a result the food scientists deconstructed corn and soybeans into their various component parts and used those parts to manufacture all manner of different foods.
So much of what we eat today that is processed is made from ingredients produced from corn and soybeans. As a result of this our bodies are over exposed to these foods which has created an ongoing sensitivity to these and other food products.
Eating so much corn for example has sensitized our immune systems and caused large numbers of people to become hypersensitive to foods in general. This may manifest itself as a Food allergy to dairy products, wheat products, and even peanuts.
If you eat packaged foods you may be familiar with the following ingredients, all produced from corn, most of which are found in processed foods, some are also used for cosmetics. In either case if you eat it or apply it to your skin you are absorbing it in some fashion and it is affecting your body.
Here is the list…
Ascorbic Acid, Baking Powder, Brown Sugar, Calcium Citrate, Caramel, Cellulose, Calcium Citrate, Magnesium Citrate, Potassium Citrate, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Corn, Corn Meal, Corn Starch, corn Syrup, decyl Glucoside, Dextrin, Maltodextrin , Dextrose (glucose), corn sugar, Ethanol, Ferrous Gluconate, Flavoring (Artificial or “Natural Flavors”), Golden Syrup, Honey, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP), Iodized Salt, Lactic Acid, Lauryl Glucoside, Magnesium Stearate, Malic Acid, Malt, Malt Flavoring, Maltitol, Maltodextrin, Maltose, Mannitol, Methyl Gluceth, Modified Food Starch, Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), Polydextrose, Polylactic Acid (PLA), polysorbates (i.e. Polysorbate 80), Potassium Citrate, Powdered Sugar, Saccharin, Sodium Citrate, sodium Erythorbate, sodium Starch Glycolate, Sorbitan, Sorbitan Monostearate, Sorbitol, Starch, Sucralose, Sweet ‘N Low, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Vanilla Extract, Vinegar, Distilled White, Vitamins – Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) and Vitamin E (Tocopherols), Xanthan Gum, Xylitol, Zein – used in time – release medications, derived from corn.
This is by no means a complete list, but gives you an idea of how much of what we eat is made from corn or corn derived products.
In addition to our exposure to these foods, our world is extremely toxic and we are exposed to these toxins on a daily basis. Toxins are found in the air you breathe, the water your drink, the food you eat, even in the clothes you wear.
Our immune systems are constantly bombarded by toxins causing our systems to operate on overload, making many people hypersensitive or allergic to foods and the chemicals contained in them.
Our bodies are designed to eat raw, natural foods (think carrots, green beans, broccoli) which are not supposed to be genetically modified. Next time you think of eating something in a package, think about what you are really putting into your body.
This is where our Food Allergy Testing program comes into play. By Using the ALCAT Food Allergy Test we can detect what exactly your body is allergic or sensitive to and why you are getting the reactions you are getting – whether it be hives, rash, pain, mood swings, depression, anxiety, headaches, asthma, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, eczema, arthritis, IBS, or insomnia (or a host of many other conditions or symptoms).
We have the most state of the art, advanced technologies for food allergy testing such as the ALCAT Test - The ALCAT Test identifies reactions to over 350 foods, chemicals and other substances associated with inflammation that cause many chronic illnesses.
Please call 954-586-8088 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about the ALCAT Food Allergy Test. We are open 6 days a week and have been proudly serving the communities of Margate, Coral Springs, Coconut Creek and Pompano Beach.