Healing Foods, Herbs & Spices Create Healing Reactions
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Many people mistakenly believe they are allergic to many healthy foods, herbs, and spices because of allergy tests or because of the way their body reacts to them. Doctors are very quick to label healing reactions as allergic reactions, when this is not the case. Most allergy tests are inaccurate and they should not be relied upon to determine allergies, particularly to foods. One of the main reasons they are inaccurate is because laboratories do not use unadulterated foods in testing and also the scientific basis for all allergy tests, called “The Antibody Theory,” is totally false – see Food Allergy Tests Are Questionable and The Antibody Theory is False.
Some allergies are obvious because they are caused by toxic substances, i.e. room deodorizers, some candles, smoke, chemicals in the air, foods, body care products, household products, etc., radiation, drugs, smog, pesticides, etc. Allergies to animal dander, dust mites, dust, mold, pollen, etc. are less obvious, however not everyone reacts negatively to these substances. It is obvious that those who do react have a depressed immune system, indicating their system is overloaded with toxins and it can’t deal with any more.
Healing reactions are exactly the same symptoms as allergic reactions, i.e. increased mucus in mucus membranes (nose, sinuses, throat, lungs, intestines, stomach, etc.), headaches, stomach upset, gas, bloating, difficulty breathing, inflammation, heart palpitations, swelling, rashes, hives, diarrhea, constipation, fever, to name just a few. The body will react to good unadulterated foods by creating “allergic-like” symptoms, when in fact they are actually healing reactions. After all the body only has one immune system with one set of reactions. When the body receives nutrients or other substances it needs to heal it goes into high gear, doing its job of healing, creating healing symptoms – see Healing, Cleansing & Detoxifying Reactions.
Therefore, do not be alarmed if you get healing reactions when you consume good unadulterated foods like eggs, coconut oil, butter, garlic, meats, etc. or herbs, spices and other natural healing substances. To minimize reactions, which are alarming or intolerable, start with small amounts and gradually increase them every 4-5 days. For more information see Allergies, What They Are & How to Treat Them.