Archive for May, 2013

Food: Medicine or Poison?

Posted on 21. May, 2013 by drebanks in Nutrition

We all need food to exist, and nearly all of us derive substantial pleasure from a well prepared meal. Unfortunately, we live in a time where the quality of food has come into question. Most of us recognize foods that should be avoided, including highly processed foods with added sugars, calorie dense fast food, chemically laden foods, and genetically modified foods. These are all likely culprits in many of the chronic ailments and the obesity epidemic that plagues a growing portion of our population. But what about foods considered “healthy”? Are there really any universally beneficial foods? It turns out that there are crucial individual differences that can cause an otherwise healthy food to become a source of chronic symptoms. In contrast to more commonly recognized food allergies that cause immediate reactions like a rash, swelling and difficulty breathing, food sensitivities can cause delayed immune reactions that insidiously make us ill. Read the rest of this entry »

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