Why Your Grandparents Didn't Have Food Allergies...But You Do
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Thursday, 23 March 2017

WHY YOUR GRANDPARENTS [Mostly your Great Grandparents] DIDN’T HAVE FOOD ALLERGIES…BUT YOU DO

Did your grandparents have food allergies? Mine sure didn’t. A stark comparison to the growing epidemic of food allergies, worsening with every generation.
So why didn’t your grandparents have food allergies? It’s really quite simple…

1) THEY ATE SEASONAL REAL FOOD.
Food came from farms and small markets in the early 1900’s, and because food preservatives were not widely used yet, food was fresh. Because of the lack of processed food, their diets were nutrient dense allowing them to get the nutrition they needed from their food.
For babies, breast milk was valued and it was always in season.

2) THEY DIDN’T DIET, AND PLAY RESTRICTIVE GAMES WITH THEIR BODY AND METABOLISM. THEY ATE FOOD WHEN FOOD WAS AVAILABLE.
Our grandparents did not fall victim to fad diets, food marketing, calorie counting, and other detrimental dieting habits that are popular today (in part because the marketing infrastructure didn’t exist yet). Because of this they had a healthy metabolism, and ate according to their body’s needs and cravings.

3) THEY COOKED FOOD AT HOME, USING TRADITIONAL PREPARATION METHODS FROM SCRATCH.
Buying processed food was not an option, and eating out was a rare luxury. Lucky for our grandparents these habits actually increased their health. [They never cooked on surfaces with artificial plastic coatings or with aluminum cookware (until after the'40s)]

4) THEY DIDN’T EAT GMOS, FOOD ADDITIVES, STABILIZERS AND THICKENERS.
Food was not yet treated with additives, antibiotics and hormones to help preserve shelf life and pad the pockets of food producers in the early 1900’s at the expense of the consumer’s health.

5) THEY ATE THE WHOLE ANIMAL THAT INCLUDED MINERAL RICH BONE BROTHS AND ORGAN MEATS.
Animal bones were saved or bought to make broths and soups, and organ meats always had a special place at the dinner table. These foods were valued for their medicinal properties, and never went to waste.

6) THEY DIDN’T GO TO THE DOCTOR WHEN THEY FELT SICK OR TAKE PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS. DOCTOR VISITS WERE SAVED FOR ACCIDENTAL INJURIES AND LIFE THREATENING ILLNESS.
When they got a fever, they waited it out. When they felt sick, they ate soups, broths and got lots of rest. They did not have their doctor or nurse on speed dial, and trusted the body’s natural healing process a whole lot more than we do today. Their food was medicine, whether they realized it or not.

7) THEY SPENT LOTS OF TIME OUTSIDE.
Our grandparents didn’t have the choice to stay inside and play on their phones, computers and gaming systems. They played on the original play-station:  bikes, swing-sets and good ol’ mother nature!

AND WHAT DO THESE THINGS HAVE TO DO WITH FOOD ALLERGIES?
Nutrition affects EVERY cell in our body. The health of our cells is dependent on diet and lifestyle. Cells create tissues, tissues create organs,  and we are made up of a system of organs. Ifyour nutrition is inadequate, the integrity of each cell, tissue and organ in your body will suffer, thus you may be MORE sensitive to certain foods. 
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Lots of kids have allergies to peanuts these days, which to me makes no sense whatsoever. It's easily remedied, though. While your kid is still a baby, give them some peanut butter. It works like a vaccine - adjusting their body to it.

Besides peanut butter, all allergen-causing foods should be given to babies, in very small doses, so they won't likely have food allergies later on.
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I've been meaning to try eating those mineral-rich organs for a long time, and I've never gotten around to it. I must speak to my butcher about lamb's hearts...

I have a question on point 2; you suggest that eating according to how we feel, for lack of a better way to put it, is superior to eating according to intellectually-determined rules, but isn't the problem of obesity - caused by eating according to how one feels - that very problem that the intellectually-determined rules are trying to solve?
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                                                        I don't have any food allergies. I can't think of anything I'm allergic to except pollen. I'm even immune to poison ivy., but I know what you're getting at. Another big cause is babies not being breastfed
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(04-04-2017, 01:28 PM)Etimasia Wrote: I've been meaning to try eating those mineral-rich organs for a long time, and I've never gotten around to it. I must speak to my butcher about lamb's hearts...

I have a question on point 2; you suggest that eating according to how we feel, for lack of a better way to put it, is superior to eating according to intellectually-determined rules, but isn't the problem of obesity - caused by eating according to how one feels - that very problem that the intellectually-determined rules are trying to solve
Bring raised in Texas, you find that one delicious way to get these is in the form of "giblet gravy" at Thanksgiving. Homemade sausage with added inexpensive organ meats are delicious, too. In most supermarkets you can find giblets in the meat department, and they are always included in a separate bag within a turkey. They're just meat, and don't really have a flavor different than any other part of the animal.
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