By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC and Maria Cummings
I know that you are probably thinking, “how in the world can broccoli be bad for you?” or you may be wondering if this is another food (fad) that people are going start avoiding? The truth is that broccoli along with other healthy green foods is still a “healthy” food. The question, however, is, “Is it Bad for YOU?” – Yes, YOU specifically… What I mean is that the healthy foods that are right for me personally aren’t necessarily good for someone else, depending on their food sensitivities. Food “sensitivities” that is the key word!
Most people may not realize that they are eating the wrong foods for their body because they are not experiencing either a food allergy or upset stomach directly after eating. Naturally, if you have a bad experience with food, you will eliminate it- right? On the flip side of that, did you know that there are foods that may be causing you a delayed reaction? So then, how is a person to know if they Do have food sensitivities? There are a couple of ways that I will share but first, let’s look at a few food sensitivity signs.
Headaches, migraines, and muscle pains
Sinus congestion or too much mucous
Digestive issues such as diarrhea, gas, bloating, stomach pains, nausea, and constipation
Itchy or tingling throat
Skin problems such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and keratosis pilaris
Pain (muscle and / or joint)
These are the type of clues that the immune system tries to give when it is reacting to certain foods. Having some of these symptoms regularly may mean that it is time to find out if you do indeed have food sensitivities. One way of finding out is to food journal for several weeks and start eliminating the foods that you suspect are causing the symptoms; but who has time for that? After journaling you would re-introduce those foods back to see if it is the culprit food(s). The most common foods for sensitivities are dairy (milk specifically for some people), eggs, wheat, beans, soy, fish, and peanuts.
Instead of guessing about food sensitivities, we would recommend taking the IgG/IgE food sensitivity test; it is the most accurate, and it tests up to 184 IgG foods (these are the common foods that have delayed reactions) and 25 IgE foods (these are the most common immediate allergy/ responses). Now you can find out if broccoli really is bad for YOU!
To find out more about the IgG/IgE test just click here!
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Medical disclaimer: Our Food Sensitivity test kits and all tests cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor.