To Feel Better And Improve Your Health
by Christine H.
Do you feel less healthy than you'd like? Do you have health issues
that don't want to go away no matter what you do to try to alleviate
Have you been to doctors, only to have them tell you there's nothing wrong with you?
Health is not the absence of disease. It is a state of well being in
body, mind and spirit. When you are truly healthy, you'll feel a zest
for living, an abundance of energy to get up and go do the things you
love to do. Anything less is not real health.
What makes it challenging when you go to the doctor not feeling well
and you're told there's nothing wrong with you is that you know there
is something wrong, but the tests just aren't picking it up.
You see, there isn't a distinct line between health and disease. In
most cases, it's a gradual process. You don't go from healthy to having
a disease overnight, unless you came in contact with something that
causes an immediate reaction. Most of the time, there are shades of
gray where you're not healthy, but you're not sick enough for the tests
medical science has available to detect it.
Don't despair. There is hope.
Just because someone tells you there's nothing wrong with you and you feel lousy, doesn't mean you have to believe them.
Even though a doctor may have told you that you'll just have to learn to live with it, doesn't mean you do.
Here's Norma's story.
She was overweight, bloated and her body retained water. No matter how
hard she tried, she could not lose weight. Dieting didn't help. Neither
did regular exercise.
Norma was extremely fatigued. Frequently, when she came home from work, she would lie down and take a nap.
She also had indigestion. It was so bad that she couldn't sleep the
night through no matter how tired she was. It would keep her awake for
hours every night. It's no wonder she was so tired all the time.
On top of that, she was bothered by constant sinus drainage and
twitching of her eyelids. Her right eye wouldn't remain open completely.
That's not all. Norma also had joint problems too. She could not stand up from a squatting position without help.
So, to say she had some health challenges is putting it mildly.
Norma was tested for food and chemical sensitivities. Seven months
later, after avoiding her sensitive foods and following a rotation
diet, all her symptoms were gone ... as long as she continued to avoid
her sensitive foods. She was glowing. The before and after difference
in how she looked is very dramatic.
How does this work?
When you have food sensitivities, your body is unable to completely
digest the foods to which you are sensitive. The partially digested
foods pass into your bloodstream and your immune system treats them as
foreign invaders, like bacteria and viruses. It attacks them, causing
an inflammatory reaction. As long as you continue to eat foods to which
you are sensitive, you will continue to cause more and more
inflammation to develop in your body and your health will decline.
It doesn't matter if the foods to which you are sensitive are "healthy"
foods. They're not healthy for you. You can be sensitive to any food.
For example, some of my sensitive foods are salmon, trout, grapefruit,
kiwi, papaya, pineapple, red leaf and romaine lettuce, potatoes,
gluten, whey and more.
The most frustrating part of food sensitivities is that most people
don't know they have them because the reaction to the food occurs
anywhere from three hours to three days after eating it. The symptoms
they cause can be almost anything. The most common are digestive
problems, headaches, migraines, joint pain and stiffness, arthritis,
chronic fatigue, skin disorders, ADD/ADHD and more.
How do you find out if you have food sensitivities?
You can do it on your own by following an elimination diet. However,
this way can be very challenging and take a long, long time.
The best way to find out is to get tested. "The ALCAT Test is the most
effective and comprehensive sensitivity/intolerance test available. It
is the only test shown to correlate with clinical symptoms by double
blind oral challenges, the gold standard."
Note: This is not a substitute for medical advice. If you have health problems, consult your physician.
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nutritional programs to meet your unique nutritional needs. Dr. Farlow
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addresses the cause of your health problems instead of the symptoms.
Request a FREE Consultation to learn more about food sensitivities and
how the ALCAT Test can help you improve your health at http://christinehfarlowdc.com/. See the dramatic difference between Norma’s Before and After pictures at http://christinehfarlowdc.com/?page_id=907.