– Microbiota pathogens
– Reactive foods
Fortunately, my test didn’t come back with any high food reactions, but I did have a handful of foods I was reacting to in moderate & low levels, including:
– Cheddar cheese
– Egg yolk & white
– Blueberry (boooo!!!)
– Kidney beans
– Sesame seeds (major boooo!!!)
Some of these foods were not that surprising – i.e. the eggs and dairy products I picked up when I did my massive elimination diet overhaul last year. But the other foods were quite surprising, especially the blueberries & sesame seeds…which I loooooove and eat loads of, especially tahini!!!
I tested out tahini the other week by eating a considerable amount of my amazing Tahini Fudge at night, and every morning after eating it I woke up with an inflamed wrist and a bloodshot eye! This happened like three times! I also noticed I got a slight headache just after I ate it. Dairy & eggs I have noticed will also cause my skin to erupt in pimples.
Could a food you love and eat regularly be causing inflammation in your own body? Could it be causing your skin issues, headaches, depression, fatigue, even weight-loss resistance?
Raise your standards and test!
~ Filipa Bellette
Functional Medicine Practitioner