Unhealthy Healthy Food
How can a food be both healthy and unhealthy at the same time?
There are dozens of articles about healthy food on the internet. Each list is a little different, but by and large, they all list foods that are reputed to have health-giving benefits.
If a food is rich in beneficial nutrients, how can it be unhealthy?
Joe had high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, adult-onset asthma, was borderline diabetic and significantly overweight. He was a yo-yo dieter and with each diet, he gained rather than lost weight. To say he was frustrated is an understatement.
Healthy foods like lettuce, onions, tomatoes, lemons and green peppers were part of Joe’s daily diet. But when he was tested for food sensitivities these very same healthy foods showed up on his list of unsafe foods. So regardless of the fact that these are normally considered healthy, for Joe, they were not. In fact when he eliminated his sensitive foods and followed a rotation diet, in less than four months, he lost 85 pounds, 16 inches on his waist and was able to stop taking his prescription medications.
Kim had chronic headaches. She was conscious about eating a healthy diet and loved carrots and peaches, which she ate frequently. Various allergy and sensitivity tests had not identified the cause of her headaches. Then she had the ALCAT Test for food and chemical sensitivities and much to her surprise, carrots and peaches showed up on her unsafe foods list. When she followed her rotation diet of safe foods, she lost 11 pounds after the first month and after five months, she was headache free.
Corrin had stomach aches and itchy skin daily as well as headaches and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) frequently, even though she ate a healthy diet and exercised regularly. She was aware of certain foods to which she was allergic and avoided those foods. Healthy foods like blueberries, cranberries and artichokes were some of her favorites and she ate them often. Even though she was conscious about eating healthfully, her symptoms persisted. When she was tested for food sensitivities the results showed that her favorite blueberries, cranberries and artichokes were among her sensitive foods. After four weeks of avoiding her intolerant foods and following a rotation diet, her symptoms were gone.
Dan’s daughter was hyperactive and had been diagnosed with ADHD. She’d been on medication for 5 years. Testing for food sensitivities showed intolerance to beef, apples, grapes and lemon. Within 24 hours after her sensitive foods were eliminated from her diet, she was much calmer. She eventually was weaned off her medication.
Every one of these people was found to have food sensitivities or intolerance to healthy foods. Even though these foods are rich in nutrients and are generally considered healthy, they were not healthy for Joe, Kim, Corrin and Dan’s daughter. They were their unhealthy healthy foods.