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Food Allergies Fifth Leading Chronic Illness in US

Allergies

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  • Food allergies are the fifth leading chronic illness in the US – and their incidence is on the rise
  • Dietary factors, which influence the health of your gut, are a key factor in the rise of allergies and asthma
  • Researchers have concluded that eating a junk food diet increases kids’ risk of allergies, while mice fed a high-fiber diet had stronger resistance against asthma-like attacks than mice fed a low-fiber or regular diet
  • When your gut flora is abnormal, your gut lining is more prone to deterioration, allowing toxic substances to leak into your bloodstream, and causing significant increases in inflammation and allergies
  • Tending to your gut health by eating fermented foods, high-fiber vegetables, and minimal processed foods may help heal your gut health and your allergies

By Dr. Mercola

Food allergies are the fifth leading chronic illness in the US – and their incidence is on the rise. From 1997 to 2007, food allergies increased 18 percent among children under 18 years, and today an estimated one out of every 13 children has a food allergy.


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