Most people with environmental allergies also have food intolerances.
They may not be true allergies, but intolerances can lead to symptoms like gas and bloating, constipation and/or diarrhea, heart burn, chronic sinus infections, frequent colds, and ear infections – to name just a few.
Immune System Suppression
Since greater than 50% of our immune system is in our gastrointestinal tract, when we eat foods that we are allergic to or intolerant of we suppress our immune system.
When we avoid problem foods we give our immune system the opportunity to be stronger and this gives the body an opportunity to tolerate environment allergens better.