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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:
GF, Vegan, Sugar free
Happily serves 6
All organic ingredients
3 cups Butter beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups yellow and/or green squash
1 Tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
2 garlic cloves, or 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic
1/2 TBSP onion flakes
Himalayan sea salt to taste
Red pepper flakes (optional) or Cheyenne pepper
Cut garlic and let sit 5-10 minutes.
Steam sliced zucchini about 3-5 minutes.
Combine all ingredients in food processor and blend well.
1/2-3/4 cup is a perfect serving size, dip celery or cucumbers for perfect well combined meal.
Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein
GF, Vegan, Paleo
Happily Serves 6-8
ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
1 Spaghetti squash
1/4 cup Coconut Aminos
3 Garlic cloves, minced
1 TBSP Coconut sugar
2 tsp freshly grated ginger
1/4 tsp white or black pepper
2 TBSP Avocado oil
1 Diced yellow onion
3 Celery stalks
2 Cups cole slaw mix (shredded cabbage, broccoli, and or carrots)
Cut spaghetti squash in half length wise and carefully scoop out seeds. Lay skin side up in a glass dish, place 1/2 inch of water in the bottom of the pan.
Bake at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes, until flesh is very tender. Shred flesh with a fork so it breaks apart into strings, set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together Coconut aminos, garlic, coconut sugar, ginger, and pepper.
Heat avocado oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
Add onion, celery, stirring often, steam for no more than 3 mins.
Stir in cabbage until heated. This should take no more than 7 mins total.
Stir in spaghetti squash and “soy” sauce mixture until well combined.
Celery Detox Juice
Gluten Free, Vegan
Happily serves 2
ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
- 2 Stalks Celery
- 4 Carrots
- Fresh grated Ginger
- 1/2 cup Lemon juice
- 1/2 cup Aloe Vera Juice
- dash of Clove and cinnamon
- Stevia to taste
- I blend it all up in the Vitamix. I Store in mason glass jars.
- I use my shaker bottle (22oz) I fill up half way with Green Tea and then add about 1/2 of the juice mixture and ice to the top.