Welcome to Ask Whole9 Canada, where Summer Innanen and Sarah Ramsden answer all of your health and nutrition questions. In this week’s episode, Lisa on the East Coasts who asks, “I have been paleo for over three years but continue to have food sensitivities. Is there a way to get rid of them?”
We always encourage you to do your own self-experimentation after you have completed your Whole30 in order to determine what foods you may be sensitive to. However, if you find that you are sensitive to a certain food, this does not always mean that you will be sensitive to it indefinitely.
In this episode of S&STV, we discuss the following:
- The difference between a food sensitivity and an allergy
- The reasons why you may be vulnerable to more food sensitivities
- The importance of digestive health and how a compromised intestinal barrier can promote food sensitivities
- How healing a leaky gut is an important step in reducing food sensitivities and the appropriate steps to take in order to heal the gut
- Why a food sensitivity is a sign of systemic inflammation in the body, and when this is chronic in nature, it greatly increases your chances of serious inflammatory health conditions
- The importance of bone broth and probiotics in healing the digestive tract
Sarah has many recipes for fermented foods on her website here.
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I know that the protein butyrophilin is present in butter, is it also present in ghee. If someone tested “equivocal” or “positive” on the cyrex labs array 4 for milk butyrophilin would it still be safe to consume ghee?
You guys are amazing, really! I learned nearly a year ago that I am sensitive to the casein and whey in dairy and pretty much wrote off dairy products for the rest of my life. I don’t really regret this decision because, that knowledge led to my discovery of paleo and I generally feel much better all around though.
I know I still have a ways to go though. Giving up dairy and radically cleaning up my diet banished my chronic heartburn and helped me drop another 20 pounds, but I still suffer from moderate to severe acne (partly hormonal on my chin/jaw, but also spreading up my cheeks and on my temples/forehead) and my energy and mood levels are touch and go.
You mentioned dairy/lactose being an issue with lacking the enzymes. Do you mean ONLY lactose or any dairy related sensitivity? Am I out of luck?
I plan to implement these ideas anyway, because, even if I have to remain dairy free, it can help my other issues, right?
What about histamine intolerance? I have a lot of food sensitivities because of this, but fermentation is not going to work because it produces high levels of histamines, thus contributing to the problem rather than alleviating it. What is a one-year paleo vet, HIT girl to do?
I did a whole 30 last November and I haven’t been able to tolerate dairy since :( am I doomed?
Dairy and I never really got along famously, but before whole 30 I could easily stomach some ice cream, cheese or a skim milk coffee. Heck, I used to dip 85% chocolate in double cream!
I think my issue lies with casein. I could never drink full fat milk without feeling a little yuck after, but skim milk was fine. But now I can have ANY dairy :(
Thank you so much for your informative videos! I recently got results back from EnteroLab showing that I had reactions to all food items tested! Gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, beef, and pork being the biggest offenders. Having done the Whole30 three times in the past year and learned a lot from it, I expected to see dairy and gluten, but all the others surprised me! Obviously my gut is compromised. I have been thinking of looking into the Gaps diet, which sounds very similar to what you are discussing in this video. With so many foods off limits (even chicken and tuna were on the list), would I do best to eliminate all of them at once? Or focus on the bigger allergens first? Gaps tries to reintroduce dairy and eggs pretty quickly. Would that be a problem for someone in my shoes?