Posts Tagged ‘food sensitivities’

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We know that the actual flu virus only affects 5% to 20% of the American population.  The remainder of spreading results from other viral strains.  When affected the average recovery may take up  to 20 days.  

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  • It’s not your coworkers or your children that give you the flu
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  • You have complete power over your health.

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How to be prepared for a food emergency

You’re making changes to your diet and are proud of this new adoption and how improved you feel.  You’ve organized your meals as best as you can and then discover you are hungry and have no healthy snacks available.  You want something quick and easy and find that you have little time.  You now have three options:

1.  Run out to the store or fast food place to get something to eat (but that would counteract all of your efforts)

2.  Wait until you have more time to eat (that would deprive your brain of the glucose it’s craving)

3.  Dive into your food emergency bag. 

The latter sounds like the best option and actually is the best option because it gives you the tools you need to stay on track with eating foods that make you feel good and are good for you.   And what should you have in that bag, refrigerator, or purse? Here’s a brief list I’ve put together:

1.  Raw food bars (Larabars, for example)

2.  Nuts packages and seed packets

3. Canned wild salmon

4. Nut butters

5. Apples

6. Beef Jerky

7. Salmon Jerky

8.  Hard boiled eggs

8.  Even some dark chocolate

But I can’t steal the limelight any further. Dr Mark Hyman does that best in describing what should be in your food emergency bag.  You can watch him here

A food emergency bag is necessary whether you are travelling in the car, at an airport, or work out of your home.  It’s great for individuals and for families (my kids dive into the bag before we even leave the driveway!). 

Hope this helps.

Be well,




One man’s meat is another man’s poison

We’ve heard of stories of ‘others’ that suffer debilitating symptoms as a result of eating the ‘wrong’ foods:  the woman who ate shellfish and swelled up or the boy who ate peanuts and went into anaphylactic shock.   Both of these frightening circumstances present a reality for many people requiring them to avoid those foods at all costs.  But yet there are those of us that eat peanuts and shellfish and never experienced a symptom.  No symptoms, no problems, right? It depends.

As I’ve discussed in my previous posts: symptoms manifest themselves in different ways.  A person may not swell up immediately after eating wheat, for example.  However that person may suffer from joint pain, foggy concentration, or even migraine headaches.  Could wheat be a culprit contributing to these symptoms? You bet.  You may think: but I don’t have stomach problems, or gas or indigestion.  That is highly possible.  We are all unique individuals and all respond differently to what we ingest on a daily basis.  An important thing to consider is the more often that we ingest these detrimental foods the more damage the body endures.

What can we do about this? Remove all irritants, give the body the supports it needs and let it do the rest.  Begin with taking a food sensitivity test (MRT or IgG) and determine what foods are irritants.  Then remove them from your diet entirely.   (A food sensitivities test can evaluate what foods are right and what foods are wrong for an individual.  Blood is drawn and sent to the lab.  Depending on the test the lab then determines your bodies response to certain foods.) By removing irritating foods, and all other irritants, the body will attempt to restore normal function.

Nutrition for thought.

Be well,