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According to scientific research, more than half of the American population has one or more allergies, and the reactions range from sneezing to life-threatening anaphylaxis. 
Food intolerances are like allergies, but instead of causing an immune response, the adverse effects are due to the body’s inability to digest a specific food. 
Truthfully, it’s more likely that upward of 70-80% of Americans suffer from adverse reactions to their food or environment.
The effects of food allergies or intolerances are not black and white, but can dramatically impact your overall health and well-being. For example, you may not sneeze or develop a rash after drinking milk but experience symptoms such as fatigue, acne, bloating, gas, headaches, and abdominal pain, which often take up to 48 hours to appear. [3,4]
What does this mean to you? It is worth your time to understand allergies and intolerances and discover which foods may be behind your trouble.
An allergy is an immune system response after contact with or ingestion of a substance to which your body has become hypersensitive.
The basic science of this is simple, but we first must understand a few definitions:
When an antigen enters your system, your immune system identifies it as a danger and begins “rallying the troops” to fight it off and keep your body healthy. Your cells rapidly produce high quantities of the antibodies to eradicate that pathogen, and these antibodies serve several functions that include:
One of the ways inflammation is triggered is through the mast cells. When activated, mast cells release chemicals that cause the surrounding blood vessels, muscles, and other cells to become inflamed.
And guess what? Most mast cells are located where your body and the environment meet , including:
The inflammation is a response to the body recognizing a pathogen and releasing substances to help your body destroy it and flush it out.
This inflammatory response is the essence of what we call an allergy – your immune system responding to a substance that may be harmless.
Many people are aware of sneezing, coughing, rashes, and trouble breathing as allergic reactions, but the list is much longer [6,7]:
Many people are unaware that they have food allergies. For example, one woman in her 20s developed cystic acne that lasted for almost six years and wouldn’t respond to medications, special skin cleansers, or dermatological treatments. She finally cured her acne eliminating certain foods from her diet. 
Many people have difficulty digesting specific foods, called a “food sensitivity” or “food intolerance” depending on the severity of the condition.
An intolerance occurs when your body is lacking the enzymes it needs to break down and digest specific proteins. You have probably heard of someone being “lactose intolerant,” which means the person is deficient in lactase – the enzyme that breaks down lactose (a protein found in all dairy products). 
Gluten, the protein found in many grains, is another common intolerance that indicates a lack of the enzyme dipeptidyl peptidase IV. 
Intolerances can be present from birth, develop over time, or develop as a result of illnesses.  Symptoms can take up to 48 hours to appear, and can include [12,13]:
Whoa – those symptoms can all be caused by what I eat?
Believe it or not, the answer is yes.
Your physical condition, emotional state, clear skin, and ability to digest are heavily influenced by what you eat.
While there is no known cure for an allergy or intolerance, it IS possible to live a full life while avoiding foods that your body cannot tolerate.
If you are suffering from chronic physical problems, simply avoiding foods that are toxic to your body can change your life.
In fact, one woman in her 60s was suffering from chronic nausea and abdominal pain to the point she was worried that she had cancer. We worked with her to discover some possible intolerances and allergens, got her off them, and the results were incredible. Not only did the pain and discomfort stop, but she experienced a resurgence in energy and ability to focus.
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If you suffer chronic inflammation, chances are you’ve tried everything you could think of to make the pain go away.
The usual solutions people turn to include:
For most people, these solutions fail to provide consistent, long-term relief.
Medications provide short-term relief, special exercises help to some extent, but herbal remedies or supplements may not have worked as well as you hoped.
In today’s highly competitive economy, the new normal is for food manufacturers to use marketing ploys to make their products appear healthy – even when they aren’t.
Maltodextrin is one of the most common, hidden-in-plain-sight cons on the market today. It is glorified, processed sugar that masquerades as “carbs.”
It might sound unbelievable, but read the following quote from BellChem – a top US producer of maltodextrin:
“Maltodextrin is a complex carbohydrate that can be hundreds of sugar molecules in length, which is much larger than the simple carbohydrate arrangement of glucose. Many soft drinks and other flavored beverages contain maltodextrin in their formulas so that they can have a lower amount of sugar on their nutrition facts labels. On the nutrition label, maltodextrin is included under the “Total Carbohydrate” heading, instead of the “sugars” label.”
The Infantry Battalion that I am fortunate enough to command - 3-187 Infantry, the Iron Rakkasans - conducts an event each Spring called the Iron Warrior Challenge (IWC).
The IWC can be a single event or a series of events designed to test Soldiers physically and mentally. The purpose of this event is to link the currently serving Soldiers with those who previously served in the unit, and to remember those that have gone before us and all they endured in the service of our Great Nation. The event was started by GEN (retired) David Petraeus when he commanded the Iron Rakkasans in the early 90s, and has continued on ever since.