Can Healthy Foods Make You Sick?

You have probably heard the old saying “One man’s meat is another man’s poison.” This is not an argument to go vegan, but a reminder that we are each biologically unique individuals. Even people in the same family have nutritional needs that belong to each member alone.

From the moment of conception and the DNA combining from our parents that gave us our physical start in life, our experiences and exposures are unique. We now know that even our DNA is not always fixed, and can be altered as we grow and live. So, allergies, or susceptibility, may run in families, or they may be uniquely yours. There are emotional, mental and spiritual aspects that can greatly influence each individual's health, as well.

So, even the healthiest foods in the world, in terms of nutritional bang, can make a person “sick” with symptoms that are uncomfortable, or even horrific. Eventually, these symptoms, which trigger inflammation and mobilize the immune system to over-react, and become over-burdened, may lead to a breakdown of health, opening the door to chronic, or even fatal, disease.

What are some of the signs that you are suffering from a food allergy?  Chronic skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, headaches and migraines, bloating and indigestion, mood swings and violent behavior, hyperactivity, difficulty losing weight, menstrual cramps, sinus allergies and asthma, fatigue, mental fogginess, lethargy and insomnia and snoring.

So identifying your unique dietary needs could give you very desirable benefits. It might even change your life.

If you suffer from any of the above symptoms, one thing that you can do is a Standard Process Purification and cleanse program to help rid your body of the most common allergens. There are blood tests that can help identify your long term allergies. I was born in Iowa but, ironically, found out that I am allergic to corn, even non-hybridized ancient grain corn.

If you would like to know how to determine if food allergies are plaguing you, I have a book I can share with you, written by the leading expert on the subject, Keith Scott-Mumbry, MD, PhD. Just email me at and I will send you a pdf version of the book.  Here is an excerpt. “It is an unpleasant truth that if you are eating foods which in effect act as poisons you will damage the mucous linings of your intestinal tract. Since these linings are essential for the proper performance of the digestive functions and the selective absorption of necessary vitamins and minerals, most food allergy and intolerance patients become very deficient in proper nutrition”.

One of the great things about this program is that you may be able to add back in offending foods (which are so often the very foods we enjoy) by following the advice strictly. You will be more in control of your symptoms, and your health for a lifetime.

I can help at points along the way, such as suggesting alternatives to the Epsom salts routine Dr. Scott-Mumbry gives for constipation or hormonal issues.

Also, email me or call 818-863-6346, to get your Standard Process cleanse kit delivered to your door. There is plenty of food on the program and it eliminates the top allergens, and unburdens your digestive/detox organs. No one goes hungry but, if you need to lose weight and sleep better, you will. To view the program click here

You know that I love whole food supplements, and many people have experienced enormous benefits and improvements from taking them. But I really care about your health. And I don’t want to suggest supplements to fix underlying issues that eliminating a food would solve. I want you to be the healthiest you can be so you can enjoy life and live forever (or as close as we can get.)

Let me know what you find on your journey of discovery and if I can help along the way. If the self-testing seems daunting, there is a blood test that can easily be done to identify your personal allergens.

Once you eliminate your food triggers, and your symptoms improve, there are still foundational supplements that you can take, such as multi-vitamins and minerals (Catalyn and Cyrofood) and digestive enzymes (Multizyme and Zypan) and immune system repair and support (Congaplex and Thymex). You may need to rebuild your gut flora that has been damaged by the damaging foods. Our soil is depleted and no one is getting all the nutrients they need. But this would be a maintenance program, and few people ever get there because they never get on top of their various symptoms.

Happy Hunting! And let me know how it goes.