ALCAT – Food Allergy and Weight Gain

Weight Gain Obesity

It’s true that we gain weight when we eat more than we can burn off. But this conventional diet wisdom does not always hold true. Weight gain can also be caused by health conditions such as hypothyroidism, food sensitivity, Cushing’s syndrome, organ disease, prescription drug use, anxiety, blood sugar imbalance, and essential fatty acid deficiency. Many people respond to stress or depression by eating excessively. Sources of stress may not always be apparent, but may still affect eating habits and cause weight gain.

Reactions to foods are not always immediate. They can occur many hours later as bloating and swelling in the hands, feet, ankles, abdomen, chin and around the eyes. Much of the weight gained is fluid retention caused by inflammation and the release of certain hormones. In addition, there is fermentation of foods, particularly carbohydrates, in the intestines which can result in a swollen distended belly and gas production. Food allergies as well as food sensitivities can cause weight gain. Yes, it’s possible to have no other symptoms. You can’t count on seeing runny noses or sneezes with some food sensitivities. Instead, a person’s body perceives the food as a poison and limits digestion of nutrients, thus causing the body to store fat.

Symptoms of food sensitivity can include headache, indigestion or heartburn, fatigue, depression, joint pain or arthritis, canker sores, chronic respiratory symptoms such as wheezing, sinus congestion or bronchitis and chronic bowel problems such as diarrhea or constipation.

Food Additives and Food Colorings

Aspartame
Benzoic Acid
MSG
Polysorbate 80
Potassium Nitrate
Potassium Nitrite
Saccharine
Sorbic Acid
Sodium Metabisulfite
Sodium Sulfite
Acid Orange
Blue # 1
Blue # 2
Brilliant Black
Green # 3
Red # 1
Red # 3
Red # 40
Yellow # 5
Yellow # 6

ALCAT 150
Apricot
Artichoke
Sea bass
Bayleaf
Blackberry
Black eyed pea
Buckwheat
Caraway
Cayenne pepper
Chick pea
Clove
Cumin
Date
Dill
Duck
Fig
Flaxseed
Haddock
Hazelnut
Herring
Honeydew Melon
Kidney bean
Kiwi
Lentil bean
Lima bean
Malt
Mango
Navy bean
Nutmeg
Oyster
Papaya
Paprika
Peppermint
Pistachio
Pumpkin
Radish
Raspberry
Red beet
Safflower
Sage
Sardine
Sugar beet
Sunflower
Tapioca
Thyme
Trout
Turnip
Veal
Walnut
Whitefish
ALCAT 200
Anchovy
Anise seed
Beef liver
Black Currant
Bok Choy
Brazil nut
Cardamom
Catfish, Channel
Chamomile
Chilli pepper
Coriander
Crayfish
Curry Mix
Endive
Fava bean
Fennel seed
Flounder
Jalapeno pepper
Kale
Kelp
Leek
Licorice
Macadamia nut
Mackerel
Maple sugar
Mung bean
Mussel
Nectarine
Okra
Parsnip
Pheasant
Pine nut
Pomegranate
Quail
Quinoa
Rhubarb
Romaine Lettuce
Rosemary
Spelt
Saffron
Sheep’s milk
Squash, Acorn
Squash, Zucchini
Squid
Swiss Chard
Swordfish
Tarragon
Turmeric
Venison
Watercress

Food Additives/ 10 Food Colorings Panel
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Molds Panel
Pharmacoactive Agents Panel
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