Food Allergies: Why We Crave What Harms Us
Leaky Gut and food Allergies:
|Damaged digestive systems are thought to be a main contributor to food allergies. It works in a vicious cycle: because the digestive system is damaged and allowing the intrusion of larger than usual particles, the back up immune system, IgG is activated. It then sends in antibodies to those foods to help your body eliminate what it perceives as invaders. These antibodies form immune complexes which can further damage the digestive system and perpetuate the cycle.|
Both of these slides were made by Vincent Marinkovich, MD Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford Medical School. Dr Marinkovich is a pediatric allergist. These pictures were part of a slide presentation made available to me through the Institute for Functional Medicine.