Food intolerances have become increasingly common. Which means that something is very wrong with the health care system. Teachers at schools now have to deal with children who show all manner of symptoms of food intolerance. And this extends into adulthood, as they rarely fade aways unless naturally treated.

food intolerancesThe common food intolerances are from wheat or gluten in general, dairy or lactose in particular, nuts but peanuts in particular, shellfish, eggs and the chemical colours, flavours and preservatives.

To be honest, some of these food intolerances really can’t be classified as such. When did a chemical become a food? Who really believes that? And if you do, perhaps you need to examine your idea of food. Isn’t your body being responsible if it reacts to a chemical? It’s telling you very clearly, not to go there again.

Dairy or lactose intolerance is very much more common than it used to be. This is hardly surprising given the fact that the cows who generously give us their milk are fed large amounts of synthetic hormones and antibiotics, to keep the milk flowing. Naturally, as next in the food chain, we absorb this.

The milk also undergoes various de-naturing processes – pasteurisation and homogenisation – both of which make this very difficult for us to digest.

Milk is not a good food for humans, unless it is mother’s milk fed to babies. It may be high in many wonderful nutrients, but these are not available to us after we are weaned as our digestive process matures to cope with more complicated food.

Dairy intolerance extends beyond milk, to cream, yoghurt and cheese. Although yoghurt and cheese, being fermented foods, tend to fare better.

The most common symptoms of lactose intolerance is diarrhoea, stomach pain and/or a lot of phlegm production in the throat. Using lactose-free milk may not bring on the common symptoms, but will do little to enhance your health.

Far healthier alternatives are almond milk, oat milk or rice milk. With or without a food intolerance to dairy, it is not a healthy food for humans. Milk is only a healthy food for baby cows (or goats).

Wheat intolerance is also very common, with gluten intolerance becoming increasingly common. Gluten intolerance extends to other cereals besides wheat – oats, rye and barley. In its severe form, this intolerance is also known as celiac disease. Common symptoms of gluten or wheat intolerance are as above plus skin irritations or eruptions and lethargy.

In many situations, these problems may be as a result of the chemicals used to store the grain. In this case, the problems should not occur when you consume organic or biodynamic grains.

Completely avoiding the foods that you have an intolerance with is not always possible. And making sure your child is not exposed to these foods is almost impossible. Children love to share or swap their food with others.

Even though these foods are often unhealthy, it would be very much better if you were able to tolerate them, so as to avoid unwanted symptoms when you have unsuspectingly consumed them. So much of them are hidden.

Whatever the food intolerances, whatever the symptoms, instead of trying to avoid these foods, it is possible to deal with them, by treating the cause. This brings about an end to the entire problem.

Very few health care modalities can do this, but homeopathy can. It may take time and you would need to consult a professional homeopath, but this is the best way to end your food intolerances. In the process, your overall health will dramatically improve.

Professional homeopathic treatment works by supporting your body’s best efforts, by addressing the cause and by gently stimulating your immune system. It is un-paralleled in its depth and scope of treatment.

Madeleine Innocent

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