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Allergy or Food Intolerance

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There comes a time when a negative reaction to food becomes a very real health concern. That time is when your immune system decides to become involved and the tummy ache you had last week turns into a serious allergic reaction to your dinner this week.

It is estimated that in the United States there may be as many as 15 million people who suffer from food allergies and of these approximately 100 to 200 allergy sufferers will lose their life each year in an acute reaction to the food they consume. Those are the extreme cases but food sensitivities are not an issue that anyone should take lightly.

It can be important to know if your tummy ache is just a tummy ache or if it is a signal to something potentially more. More serious symptoms could signal a food intolerance or a possible allergy reaction to one or more foods that you are consuming. At times it can be difficult to know if that after dinner bloating is a simple consequences of consuming a little too much food or potentially some…

What Is An Elimination Diet Plan?

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An elimination diet plan is a program that removes suspect foods from a persons meal plan in an attempt to discover which food or food groups an individual might have a sensitivity to.

Up to Seventy five percent of the population may have an intolerance to a food that is otherwise considered safe for human consumption. These food sensitivities may cause nothing more than a mild case of gastrointestinal discomfort to the sufferer but they can also be severe enough to cause harm to one or more of the body's organs.

In some cases the body's reaction to a food sensitivity can cause the development of an immune system response that is so severe it results in the formation of a chronic inflammatory based illness.
It is suspected that some types of autoimmune illness ie: Rheumatoid Arthritis may occur because the body's immune system is rebelling against an allergy or intolerance.

There are many types of health problems which can occur when someone is suffering from an intolera…

Antioxidants Help Prevent Age Related Illness

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Antioxidants may indeed help you live longer and healthier. I don't know if you have noticed but people today tend to look much younger as they age. Diet and lifestyle change are key elements for their success story.

Of course there are a few individuals taking advantage of cosmetic surgery to achieve this look but others are choosing to go natural in their fight against the effects of aging. Studies have been researching how we age and discovering new ways to slow these processes down, this includes the related illnesses that come along with aging. 

The power of antioxidants plays quite a key role in how we age. When I was a kid the word antioxidant was never mentioned (or at least not within my ear shot) now that word is everywhere and for good reason. It is a fact that antioxidants can help slow down the body's natural aging processes. A diet rich in antioxidants, low in red meat, and high in omega-3 fats can help slow down how quickly the cells in the body age. 

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