Detox Day 6

Food Sensitivities

Food sensitivities/intolerances are very popular in the media right now, and for good reason. Many of us have food sensitivities we don’t even know about because you don’t have the same anaphylactic or ‘allergic’ response.

The most common food sensitivities are:

  • Dairy
  • Gluten/Wheat
  • Soy
  • Corn
  • Sugar Cane
  • Tomatoes

You can essentially become sensitive to any food. The reason this happens is that over time, with poor diet, sedentary lifestyle and chronic stress, the tight junctions of cells lining your GI tract aren’t so tight anymore. This means that undigested food particles are getting into your bloodstream. This is bad news because your body isn’t supposed to deal with this, and you get a immune response- your body creates inflammation which causes you uncomfortable symptoms.

This is why I’ve included the food diary as part of the detox. As you are almost done the detox, it’s time to start paying attention to how you feel when you eat certain foods.

Some signs you may have a sensitivity:

  • Moodiness, brain fog + headaches
  • Food cravings
  • Fatigue
  • Heartburn
  • Joint pain
  • Acne, rosacea, dark under-eye circles
  • Gas, bloating + constipation
  • Vomiting, diarrhea, blood in stool
  • Nervousness, migraines + eating disorders

I encourage you to continue the food diary for AT LEAST one week post-detox. Notice how your symptoms coincide (or don’t) with the foods you’re eating. As you add back in food you stopped eating before the detox, pay close attention to how you feel. You might need to reduce or eliminate a certain food(s) for awhile!

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