The Real Reason So Many People Suffer With Obesity & Health Conditions
FOOD ALLERGIES may be making you fat. It’s hard to believe–but very true. But the sad fact is that 95% of the population has what is known as a Type II toxic reaction response to common everyday foods that you eat regularly. Unfortunately most people don’t realize they have a food allergy because it has a delayed reaction in the body and shows up later as inflammation, disease or obesity.
Inflammation is a condition that damages healthy tissue, raises blood pressure, and can potentially encourage cancer cells to grow and can be mistaken as FAT. Proven research has shown that food allergies are a CAUSE of inflammation and obesity, not a consequence in both children and adults.
The authors of the study explain that damage to the gut can lead to a leaky gut, allowing food particles to be exposed to the gut’s immune system. This then triggers a system-wide immune response, leading to inflammation all over the body and producing obesity by increasing insulin resistance.
We already know that inflammation from any cause — bacteria, food, a high-sugar, high-fat diet — will produce insulin resistance, leading to higher insulin levels. And, since insulin is a fat storage hormone, you store more fat — mostly around the belly.
The authors of the study go on to say that we should consider elimination of toxic foods allergens as a way of treating obesity and preventing heart disease. That means you DON’T limit calories, just allergic foods that cause inflammation.
How Your Gut Begins to Leak
Researchers of a study performed a complex but powerful study to test out which comes first – obesity or inflammation. What they did was quite ingenious. They took thin mice and then fed them a very high-fat diet. High-fat diets change the bacterial flora in the gut. Toxin-producing bugs are promoted by the high-fat diet while anti-inflammatory and protective bugs die off.
In fact, our highly processed, high-sugar, high-fat, low-fiber diet – plus many drugs like antibiotics, steroids, anti-inflammatories, acid-blockers, and hormones – completely alters the bacterial ecosystem in the gut, leading to breakdown, inflammation, and a leaky gut.
The researchers found that mice fed the equivalent of an American diet produced more of a bacterial toxin called LPS, which then leaked into the body through their leaky gut. In humans, these toxins latch onto immune cells, stimulating them to produce a firestorm of inflammatory conditions, and cytokines, which in turn block your metabolism and produce insulin resistance, fatty liver, and obesity.
Even more interestingly, the researchers also found that, even with a normal diet, injecting lipopolysaccharide (LPS) into the mice led to the SAME problems – inflammation and obesity. These mice didn’t eat a bad diet. Just injecting toxins into them made them fat.
In fact, when you eat a bad diet, bad bugs flourish. Your whole gut ecosystem is upset and the outside world “leaks” in across a damaged gut lining. The result is not just obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, but many allergic, autoimmune, and inflammatory diseases as well.
And there is more to the gut story. It seems that you are not the only one eating lunch. The bugs in your gut also feast – and they control your fat storage and the calories you absorb. So, people with healthy bugs in the gut lose weight, and those with bad bugs gain weight.
With only 270 million people in this country more than 2.9 billion prescriptions are written every year, generating more than $131.9 billion for the pharmaceutical companies. Many of these prescriptions mask the conditions caused by food toxicity and rarely lead to a cure.
If you have the following health conditions, a Paleo Lifestyle May Be the Best Choice For You!
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
- Digestive Disorders
- Ear Infections
- G.I. Disorders
- Headaches & Migraines
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Joint & Muscle Pain
- Leaky Gut
- Mental Fatigue
- Poor Memory
- Skin Disorders
- Weight Loss
- Yeast Infections
Additional Research on ADHD & Arthritis
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)
Food allergies are delayed immune reactions to foods which can occur anywhere from a few hours to a few days after exposure to the reactive foods. Another major study documented the link between Food Allergies and ADHD. The study, authored by Dr. Borris and Dr. Mandel of the Cornell Medical Center in NY, analyzed a group of 26 hyperactive children. Dairy products, wheat, corn, yeast, soy, beans, citrus, eggs, chocolate, peanuts and all artificial colors and preservatives were eliminated from the childrens’ diets. These foods are among the most common food allergens. After elimination, 19 of the 26 children (or 73%) improved significantly!
In addition Yeast and Gluten (flour/pasta) Sensitivity have been linked to ADHD. Under certain conditions, the yeast, Candida albicans, can increase and upset the balance of your beneficial bacteria, resulting in an undesirable yeast overgrowth. And many physicians and families report that individuals who are on specialized diets free of Gliadin, a sub-protein found in Gluten grains (Wheat, Barley, Oats and Rye), show significant improvement.
are all common types of Arthritis in which muscles, ligaments, tendons or soft tissues are generally affected thus causing constant fatigue, deep muscle pain, sleeplessness and depression. This is a chronic disease.
According to studies conducted by medical professionals, certain foods have been strongly linked to Arthritis. The foods include products with refined (white) sugar or flour, red meat, citrus fruits (including oranges), dairy foods, tomatoes, potatoes, aubergines, tea, coffee, alcohol, or ‘instant’ meals containing large amounts of artificial preservatives, colorings or flavorings.