Longevity is affected by our digestive system. Food sensitivities are food allergies are major health problems for a few of us.
Typical food sensitivities are:
● Milk proteins (especially casein and lactalbumin)
● Chicken protein
● Wheat protein
● Soy protein
● Corn protein
● Nightshade vegetables (eggplant, peppers, potatoes, tomatoes)
● Peanuts (because of the toxic mold, aflatoxin)
Milk proteins are found in:
● Dairy products
● Skim milk
● Ice cream
In general, peanuts grown in the United States are generally safe. However, the origin of peanuts you buy is not always identified on the container. Aflatoxin is a mold (Aspergillus flavus). It can occur in legumes (peanuts), seeds, corn, wheat and other crops. Extreme heat, before harvesting, provides a prime environment for aflatoxin to grow. Aflatoxin can cause serious liver damage. It is a liver carcinogen in some animals.
Casein is a protein found in dairy, specifically milk. There two types – A1 and A2. A1 casein is found primarily in Holstein and Friesian cows (common breeds in Western Europe, North America, and Australia). A2 casein comes from cows raised in Africa, Asia, Iceland and southern Europe. A2 casein comes from Jersey cows and goat’s milk.
A1 casein is highly inflammatory in some people. It is formed by splitting the protein from a powerful immune-modulating opiate called, casomorphin. Most people have a reaction to A1 casein, not A2 casein. A1 casein has been shown to trigger:
● Type 1 diabetes
● Coronary artery disease
● Autoimmune disease
● Lymphatic congestion
● Metabolic suppression
● Weight gain
● Upper respiratory infections