Almost every culture in the world connects around food, especially during the Holidays. The experience of eating differently amidst the expectations, curiosity and confusion of those around you will almost certainly challenge your social graces at some point. But with a little preparation, you can reduce any related stress and thus preserve your success on your program.
Given how hard you’ve worked to create positive change in your health, it can come as a surprise that your friends and family might be less enthusiastic than you had hoped about your changes. A little patience with their reactions can go a long way. For those who like to lovingly prepare your favorite foods or those who enjoy your company over the experience of a mutually favorite meal, your new foods will represent significant change for them as well.
Many people who have recovered from CRC report that the illness taught them how to truly take care of themselves. Many of us, in fact, spend our whole lives taking care of others and putting the needs of others before our own. Is CRC present in your life to teach you to honor your own needs and learn to accept your limitations? Has it arrived to help you begin practicing the self-care that you need to insure a long life and the fullest possible self actualization?
For the sensitive and conscious eater or those recovering from candida overgrowth, allergy and food quality issues, (gluten, food preservatives, and genetically modified foods) make eating in fast food restaurants or coffee shops en route, unappealing.
Whether you’re heading off to run errands, hiking with a friend or packing for a full day away from home, traveling with food to go is a wonderful way to ensure you feel your best to enjoy your adventure. On the menu are healthy, hypo-allergic, organic foods and practical tools like travel containers, coolers, natural wet wipes and portable cutlery.
Candida and Food Allergies, Part III of III
The role of chemicals and processing in your response to foods
Pesticide-residues or irradiated foods may cause reactions in some people. Organically grown foods that are not sprayed or treated may be well tolerated while their conventionally-produced counterparts cause symptoms. Packaging additives may be made from allergenic substances such as cornstarch used to powder cereal bags and milk cartons.
How can I determine if I have food allergies?
There are a number of medical and non-medical approaches to allergy testing, none of which are going to tell you all of the foods that may hinder your health or even all of the foods that you might have a significant reaction to.
by TL Cornish, Certified Nutritional Practitioner
Food allergies, food intolerance and candida commonly go hand in hand. Candida myceila (in its fungal form) causes damage to your intestinal lining which can worsen or trigger food intolerance and allergies. This can increase food and environmental allergies and intolerance.
Symptoms of food intolerance may include any one of many physical, mental or emotional responses. Identifying a relationship to a food, a combination of foods or an environmental condition requires some sleuthing and, likely the help of a food diary.
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