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Environmental allergens/Cross-Reacting Foods
I hear my clients or friends talk about the plants they are allergic to, what about the foods that we take in from those same plants and trees, do you consider those? It’s easy to feel the immediate effects of the blooming trees but not the delayed response of gluten or dairy allergy 2-5 days later.
When your immune System is low, the outside allergies present themselves quickly. A food panel is more valuable and important to your health then knowing what tree you are allergic too. Let’s take a look at the inside of our bodies first and build those systems up so the outside environment has less of an affect on us.
Five categories of cross reaction and some of the key foods involved.
This is not intended to represent all possible environmental allergens, or all possible cross-reacting foods. Instead, it is meant to provide you with examples of common pollen allergens and commonly cross-reacting foods.
Environmental Allergen Cross-Reacting Foods
1. alder tree pollen 1. almonds, apples, celery, cherries, peaches, pears, parsley, hazelnuts
2.grass pollen 2.melons, tomatoes, oranges
3.mugwort weed pollen 3.carrots, celery, coriander, fennel, parsley, bell peppers, hot peppers, sunflower seeds
4.ragweed pollen 4.bananas, cantaloupe, cucumbers, zucchini, honeydew, watermelon, chamomile
5.birch tree pollen 5. almonds, apples, apricots, carrots, celery, cherries, coriander/cilantro, fennel, hazelnuts, kiwifruit, lychee fruit, nectarines, oranges, parsley, parsnips, peaches, pears, bell peppers, hot peppers, persimmons, plums/prunes, potaotes, soybeans, wheat
Environment-food cross reactions can be as complicated or even more complicated to recognize as food allergies and food intolerances. On the environment side, they might be seasonal and only a problem during certain times of year. On the food side, they are likely to be year round, and may involve a half dozen or more foods. Blood work is strongly recommended to identify the cause of “allergy Symptoms”.
For more information I can order the correc labs for you to get the answers you are looking for, just email, call or text me and we can set up a consultation. If you would like more information on this article:
Urinary tract Info:
Commonly also call bladder infections. There is a disturbance in the bacterial flora that protects the urinary track and anabiotic’s lead to reoccurring infections.
Doubling probiotics such as L. Acidophilus is highly recommended. At least 20 billion CFU’s. 50-100Billion CFU’s would be more beneficial and HIGHLY recommended.
Acidity levels are too high in the body when the pH is disrupted there is fermentation of vaginal glycogen to lactic acid. Alkalinity is Key, must add more Green into the diet. ORGANIC EATING is SO Very IMPORTANT!!!
Eliminating of dairy, yeast, and soy products are recommended to rebalance pH. Limiting grains, sugar, caffeine, and alcohol, and refined carbohydrates.
At least 64 oz water a day. Decaffeinated tea counts as water. Eliminate food allergens. Allergy Blood work is your best Road map to gut and immune support and healing. Blood Tests are available and easy!
Use healthy cooking oil such as olive oil (don’t heat olive oil) or coconut oil.
Eat Less red meats and more lean meats such as fish, but no soy.
High fiber foods include beans root vegetables such as yams or sweet potatoes and psyllium husk.
Antioxidant rich foods including vegetables like bell peppers and squash.
**Fruit in the morning including cranberries, blueberries,and cherries. If you’re going to drink juice make sure that it is unsweetened. Please eat your fruit, better for you unless you are juicing. Best for digestion if fruit is first thing in the morning and by itself or for your first snack, eaten alone.**
Probiotics and digestive enzymes ALWAYS!! Double if taking antibiotics!
Vit D: 2000-4000 IU
Fish oils 1000mg and or Flax seed, 3x a day. Could go up to 6000mg
Vit C: 1000mg a day
Grape seed oil 100-300mg
Magnesium 200-300mg 3x a day
Zinc: 30mg a day
Aloe Vera: up to 32oz per day
Gotu Kola is great extract tea to help balance pH. 60-120mg
Uva Ursi ( upland cranberry or bearberry) is a powerful antiseptic herb.
Dried leaves or tea: 1.5-4.0 (1-2 tsp)
Goldenseal herb has antimicrobial agents. Dried root or tea: 1-2g
Other herbs that are recommended: green tea, cats claw, milk thistle, and reishi mushroom.
Garlic Shrimp Salad
Gluten Free, Dairy Free
Happily serves 4
￼ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
3 c Garlic Cloves
1 lb Cooked Wild caught Shrimp
1 Cup Asparagus
1 Cup Artichoke
3 TBSP Bone broth
1 Red bell pepper
3 TBSP chopped fresh parsley (or 3 tsp dried parsley)
Bam Box Greens and Sprouts
3 TBSP fresh lemon juice
2 TBSP Extra-virgin Olive oil
1 TBSP Dijon mustard
1 tsp honey or Stevia
Cracked black pepper to taste
Press Garlic, Let sit 5-10 mins. Chop bell pepper and asparagus. Cut Artichoke.
Pat shrimp dry
Add bone broth to cast iron skillet and saute asparagus, artichokes, and bell peppers.
Whisk it together lemon juice, EVOO, mustard, honey (or stevia) and garlic.
Toss shrimp with veggies, dressing and herbs, lay on a bed of MicroGreens.
Best if you let the shrimp marinade at least 15 minutes.
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Cooking With Jodi – 6/12/2016
This week Jodi featured vegetables of all shapes sizes and colors. Spaghetti Squash, Cabbage, Green and Red Bell Peppers, Tarragon, Garlic, Black Beans, and more. These classes are a great way to learn new ways to cook healthy and still make very tasty dishes. In class today, Jodi made:
Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Happily serves 8-10
ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
1/2 Cup Avocado oil
1-2 TBSP Raw Coconut sugar or Monk Fruit
1/3 Cup Coconut vinegar
1 tsp Chili powder
1 tsp Himalayan Sea salt
1 Cup black-eyed peas or Kidney beans
1 Cup black beans
1 Cup Aduki Beans
1 Yellow Onion
2 Green Onions
2 Garlic Cloves
1 diced Green bell pepper
1 diced Red bell pepper
1 diced Yellow bell pepper
Handful chopped cilantro
2 TBSP Lime juice
Optional: 1/4 Cup Jodi’s Salsa
Whisk together the Avocado oil, coconut sugar, coconut vinegar, chili powder, and salt.
Combine beans, red onion, and bell peppers. Stir in cilantro.
Cover and chill at least 1 hour or overnight to blend flavors.
Serve chilled or at room temperature.