Why are food allergies on the rise?
It seems like more and more children in the U.S. are developing food allergies, and there’s data to back that up. The number of kids with food allergies went up 18 percent from 1997 to 2007, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 3 million children younger than 18 had a food or digestive allergy in 2007, the CDC said.
Has our food changed? Yes, Dr. Howard Cohn believes that foods are no longer what they used to be. More people are allergic to peanuts, milk, and have gluten sensitivities than in the past. Our food needs to be raw and organic. We need to stack our organic choices by 80% to 20% and moderation is no longer the buzz word.
“That our immune system is skewed away from fighting infections, and toward fight things that it’s not supposed to be fighting, like things in the environment or foods.” – Dr. Howard Cohn
The decrease in richness of gut bacteria may have something to do with the rise in allergies. We need to increase our probiotic intake and focus on gut health our selection of raw, organic foods.
Today, we need have so many choices at restaurants and at the market. Make a conscious choice to nourish your body with foods that are gluten free, non-gmo, soy free, and sugar fresh. Watch this important video as Dr. Cohn explains the why and what we need to do to give our body the power to heal itself and reduce our allergy sensitivities.