You Are What You Eat – Never before has this statement been so important to the health and wellness of individuals, especially in North America!  This is probably because this statement has never been as overlooked and ignored as it is today!  The foods we eat are riddled with chemicals, hormones, additives, colourings, and artificial flavours!

Three weeks ago, a patient walked into my office complaining of nausea.  After taking a complete health history and physical examination, I prescribed ginger tea, along with some other recommendations, to help reduce the nausea.  The patient outright refused to take the ginger tea and expressed that he had tried it before and it hadn’t worked.  I asked him to read the ingredients when he got home and to give me a call back.  He was shocked when he called me and reported that one of the ingredients was “artificial ginger flavouring!”

Studies have shown that the processing of our foods along with the chemicals that are used in our foods are harmful to our bodies.  Unfortunately, some of us also have food sensitivities which cause inflammatory reactions and the inappropriate activation of our immune system.  This leads to damage to our digestive system which creates an environment of decreased absorption and impaired digestion as well as a hyperactive immune system.

We live in a society where we don’t take the time to read the ingredients.  We don’t know what we are putting into our bodies and then we wonder why we get sick.  If you were to pour water into your gas tank – Would it confuse you that your car didn’t start?  How about if there was no engine oil?

Migraines, Obesity, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ADHD, Skin Disorders, Arthritis, IBS, Constipation, Diarrhea, Eczema, Fibromyalgia and many more conditions have been linked to food intolerance!

If you suffer from any of those conditions, food allergy testing may be just what you need to understand why!  To learn more about Food Allergy Testing, Call Alliance Healthcare and plan to attend one of our Workshops.

-Dr. Abid Ebrahim B.Sc., N.D.

Naturopathic Doctor