A healthy intestinal lining only allows properly digested food particles to pass through while simultaneously serving as a barrier to microorganisms and undigested foods from being absorbed into the bloodstream. At times the integrity of the intestinal wall is compromised for a number of reasons: food allergies, chronic stress, dysbiosis, enzyme deficiencies, pharmaceutical drug use, and injury. When this happens the immune system reacts to anything foreign it does not recognize by creating inflammatory processes.
Our immunity faces a host of challenges that ultimately if left untreated can trigger allergic reactions beyond the digestive system. Some of the more common dis-eases include: Acne, Arthritis, Asthma, Celiac disease, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Crohn’s Disease, Eczema, Food allergies, Irritable bowel syndrome, Psoriasis, and Weight gain.
A healthy digestive system is fundamental for a healthy mind and body. All of the energy we need to function is obtained from one source – the food we eat and in turn our body’s ability to optimally utilize the food. Determining the status of your digestive system is imperative in understanding how it may be contributing to non-optimal health. Exploration through allergy testing has a high degree of accuracy for detecting antibodies created by the immune system in response to ingestion of an offending food or weakness in the gut wall.
In order to best understand what may be happening in your system, for support and a fresh perspective consult with a qualified healthcare professional like a naturopathic doctor.
Dr. Bobby Parmar