In addition to all the ways we mentioned above that gut health can affect your body, it can also impact the development of food allergies. In healthy infants, the presence of adequate good bacteria actually prevents the development of food allergies, and certain bacteria offer a protective effect against potential allergic reactions to food.
You may notice that it seems people experience food allergies in both increased frequency and severity more than ever before. Part of the underlying cause is gut health. Although researchers haven’t pinpointed exactly why this relationship exists, they do know that modern diets and lifestyles have significantly impacted our gut microbiome, and it, in turn, has affected how our bodies respond to certain foods.
Nearly 90% of all food allergies come from eight foods:
- Tree nuts
While many allergies that presented themselves in childhood were generally outgrown by the age of 5, they are persisting into adulthood at rates and severities never before seen.
At Vitae Integrative Medical Center, we want to help you get and keep your gut microbiome healthy. We believe that modern changes in the number of processed foods we eat, the levels of antibiotics we’re exposed to, and rising levels of sleeplessness, sedentary lifestyles, and stress are all contributing to poor gut health. If you are suffering from digestive disorders, leaky gut, food allergies, or would like to know more about how to improve your gut health, please give our office a call at (907) 929-2222. We’d love to help you on your journey to a more healthy body, mind, and gut!