Food allergies means your body is at war with what you are eating. Food is no longer the nourishing substance, but a foreign invader that must be destroyed. Inflammatory bombs of nasty chemicals are released, white cells attack and try to eat the hated protein “attacker”. Data on what to look out for is processed in the genetic bank of the white blood cells to “tell others” and pass down to offspring, the command to destroy this protein structure if seen.
The increase in inflammation causes edema, and an acidic environment which can harm tissue of all kinds, including brain tissue. Food allergies can cause chronic problems such as fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, eczema, weight problems, unstable blood sugar, attacks of depression, anxiety and fatigue. Many patients have described the chronic exposure to allergens as a curtain of fogginess over their brain, which cleared when they discovered and eliminated the foods causing the problem. Special blood testing is very helpful to identify the culprits. Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and Hashimotos thyroiditis can be substantially calmed by eliminating the food allergens; thus declaring a peace for the immune system in the body. Dr. Marzell has been working with food allergies for more than 30 years. The effects of removing the offending foods from a patient’s diet can be profound and help to reduce inflammation throughout the body, preventing illness.