Lactose and gluten intolerance. Allergies to nuts. Allergies to seeds. Allergies to one-off food ingredients. For many it can feel like food is the enemy, but are food allergies real?
Food Is Not The Same As It Used To Be
Sit down and have a chat with someone in your parent or grandparent’s generation, and what they will tell you is that the food allergies we are all so caught up considering, were basically non-existent in their generations. Part of the reason for this, is that food is not the same as it used to be.
- Milk has new chemicals and added antibodies, and those who are lactose intolerant may not be allergic to raw milk—which is illegal in many states.
- Dyes added to food, are not
- Our wheat crops are over processed, and produce a lower quality grain.
Consider Trying The Foods You Are Allergic To In Other Countries
I have a friend who thought they were gluten intolerant, then spent 6 months traveling in Europe. He decided to give foreign wheat a try, where crops are sprayed with less chemicals—and better rotated. Not only could he easily digest the gluten, but was surprised that while eating tons of pasta and bread that he gained no weight.
These factors don’t account for all food allergies, but certainly quite a bit.