Thursday, April 16, 2009

Are Your Hidden Food Allergies Making You Fat?

I just came across a news article titled "Your hidden food allergies are making you fat". A 12 week study of 27 people, who had been unable to lose weight, had great success with this one treatment. All they did was to avoid foods that a special blood test (ALCAT) showed to be immune reactive. In other words they did not eat any foods that they had sensitivities or allergies to.

The results were fantastic. The average weight loss over 12 weeks was 37 pounds (17 kg). They had an average drop of 6 points in the BMI index and averaged a decrease of 30% of body fat.

Other studies have had similar results with significant improvement in weight within 4 weeks of following a ALCAT test based food elimination diet.

Roger Deutsch, co-author of the book, "Your Hidden Food Allergies are Making You Fat" says that chronic inflammation, caused primarily by exposure to incompatible foods, is the root of metabolic problems like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity.

The authors also stress the importance of having a healthy lifestyle which includes eating quality food, getting adequate rest and exercise.

The source of this information quoted in the news article was :

Cell Science Systems: Middle East Journal of Family Medicine: April 2009.

May good health and happiness be yours


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