Niagara Gazette — Symptoms for both allergies and intolerances can be similar, involving the skin (e.g. hives or eczema), respiratory system (e.g. asthma), nervous system (e.g. headaches or depression), or digestive tract (e.g. indigestion or bloating). How many people do you know that suffer from any one of these symptoms? Many suffer from all of them at the same time.
The point I am trying to make is that the food-like products that you are eating have a direct effect on your overall health and quality of life. Put very simply, avoid foods with an ingredient list.
We are evolving into a very sick population. This makes total sense when you look at what people are eating. Many individuals go days without eating fresh whole foods and wonder why their joints are aching.
While the health care system sits in a state of uncertainty, you can take a very effective, proactive approach, by cleaning up your diet. Doing this would likely reduce the number of medicines and doctor visits in your future. Cleaning up the diet will surely reduce allergies and make us a less sensitive population.
Catherine Stack is a doctor of naturopathy and a certified nurse midwife. Her practice is located at Journey II Health in Niagara Falls. Contact her at 298-8603 or at her website at www.journeyiihealth.com.