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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What causes food allergies?

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    Jon Gamble

    Naturopath

    Jon is author of ‘Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome’ and “Obstacles to Cure: Toxicity, Deficiency & Infection” - two books for CAM practitioners. He specialises … View Profile

    No one can definitively explain why you have food allergies; but here are two things to think about: a shock of some kind to the nervous system, whether emotional, illness or injury, can result in the nervous system getting the wrong message about a food, and regarding it as an antigen with apropriate allergy type reactions. If you don't get allergy type reactions, then you may have a ‘sensitivity’ which is a more sublte and less immediate reaction - eg tummy pain, skin rash, headache, etc. Sensitivity arises from what is commonly called gut dysbiosis, of which there are many causes. Some of those causes are: too much antibiotics, poor nutrition, toxic accumulations. You will really need a more precise diagnosis from your practitioner to investigate the cause of and treatment for, your food ‘allergies’.

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