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In the case of intolerance, an unwanted reaction to a substance supplied to the body from outside, such as a foodstuff, also occurs in the body. In contrast to an allergy, intolerance should not be caused by the antibodies produced by the immune system. With this scientific thesis, the problem for the body is that the body cannot process certain substances or can only process them with difficulty. The reason for this can be an enzyme deficiency or because food components are difficult to digest. For example, lactose intolerance is caused when the intestines do not produce the enzymes necessary to process lactose. For example, gluten is classified as difficult to digest in many American studies: Food technology uses, among other things, the generally known gluten as an auxiliary substance in the factories, which subsequently enters the human body in excessive quantities via food. Gluten is suspected in certain constellations depression!!! in certain constellations, which in this country could already be described as a widespread disease (quote from Dr. med. Dietrich Klinghardt, ART).

In the case of an intolerance, the production of antibodies plays no role.

Therefore, the intolerance can occur when a person enjoys something for the first time. Rather, it is observed that the amount of the substance supplied is of great importance: while small amounts are usually tolerated by the body, larger amounts cause physical symptoms. This distinguishes allergy from intolerance. Because in the case of an allergy, even the smallest amounts can trigger a life-threatening reaction!

In general, any substance supplied to the body could trigger an allergy or intolerance. Experience has shown that only very few substances are responsible for most serious food allergies: For example eggs, milk, fish, shellfish, nuts, peanuts, soybeans and especially wheat. Symptoms of intolerance are usually not as severe as in a severe allergic reaction. Symptoms of intolerance also include migraines, headaches, abdominal pain, flatulence, cramps, bloating, skin rash, tiredness or general malaise. Avoid these foods and observe yourself or do a blood test at my practice.

The most common intolerances that affect human weight are gluten/gliadin intolerance, fructose and lactose intolerance and histamine intolerance. The excipient gluten, for example, is not only a binding agent in many types of grain. Gluten is most abundant in wheat, but unfortunately it is also found in rye, spelt, oats, Kamut®, barley, emmer and einkorn. Gluten keeps the dough together during the preparation of food and gluten also helps in the industrial processing of food. This is why it is also contained in many foods that are actually “non-gluten-containing”. Unfortunately, gluten cannot be properly utilized by our body. As a result, it can lead to intolerance, which over time can develop into an inflammatory bowel disease and even coeliac disease (a chronic disease of the small intestine). The beginning of the symptoms is explained by medicine in such a way that the gluten gluten glue is not completely broken down into amino acids and corresponding protein fragments remain in the intestine. These protein fragments stick together the cells of the intestinal mucosa.

A healthy intestinal flora nurtures the intestinal cells that form the mucous membrane, keeping them firmly connected to each other. The individual intestinal cells are, so to speak, connected to each other in a zipper-like manner, which medicine calls “tight junctions”. Above the intestinal cells there is a layer of mucus. This protects the mucous membrane and is also the home of the bacterial intestinal flora. The intestinal bacteria produce butyric acid (Gaba), which in turn feeds the intestinal cells. These constantly remind the cells to produce new protective mucus. The intestinal flora and its bacteria produce small amounts of vitamins important for the body’s metabolism, such as vitamin K, vitamin H (also known as biotin, or B7). Vitamin K is used for blood clotting and bone formation, and helps in the absorption of vitamin D. Folic acid and vitamin B 12 are also synthesized by the intestinal flora. If a person does not have a healthy intestinal flora, there is naturally a deficiency of all these vitamins, which have an immense effect on our metabolism and our moods. More about this here:http://www.aerztezeitung.at/fileadmin/PDF/2016_Verlinkungen/State_Diagnostik_Mangelerscheinunbgen.pdf

If the intestinal flora is not intact, there is no butyric acid for the intestinal cells and the intestinal cells suffer from malnutrition. As a result, the mucous membranes (tight junctions) that connect the cells open. The intestinal mucosa has holes and thus substances get into deeper layers of the mucosa. If the cells of the intestinal mucosa can no longer adhere to each other properly, they gape apart. This makes the mucous membrane permeable to bacterial toxins, harmful substances and allergens and medicine calls it a “leaky gut syndrome”. More about this: https://www.dzg-online.de/das-krankheitsbild.364.0.html

As a result, a Leaky Gut Syndrome can cause severe reactions to various foods even while eating, typically abdominal pain around the navel, but also back pain can be caused by intestinal distress!

Over time, a person with food allergies, for example, may suffer from either weight gain or weight loss.

What are allergies?
Allergy explained from a medical perspective

Allergy is a hypersensitive reaction of the body to certain substances (e.g. house dust, pollen, food). Scientists believe that allergies are mainly triggered by the immune system. According to current medical and scientific opinion, for example, an allergic reaction to a certain food is caused by a protein contained in it. The protein is identified as hostile by the immune system. If exactly this protein enters the body, the immune system will produce guards, so-called “antibodies”, in order to eliminate the intruder, if he may come again. If the human being repeatedly absorbs exactly this protein at a later time, these antibodies can trigger the release of histamine and other chemical substances. Despite our advanced medicine, science cannot explain exactly why some people react to certain proteins with the production of antibodies and the subsequent release of histamine – causing typical allergic symptoms such as hives (urticaria), eczema, red eyes, unclear stomach aches, headaches, heartburn or itchy skin.