GMO Skin Allergies

Did you know that 80% of what’s in your grocery has been genetically modified? Our food products have undergone radical changes over time. Without a lot of government oversight, manufacturers have flooded the market with genetically modified foods. After consuming them, many have reported various symptoms, the most common of which were manifested in the skin. Here are the most common skin allergies that may be related to consumption of GMO:

Rashes

When your body is under attack by bacteria and parasite, it fights back by causing inflammation in the body. This is the good kind of inflammation. However, your body can go berserk and the inflammation goes out of control. Rashes start showing in your skin. You feel itchy and uncomfortable in certain areas of your body. Some even have clear liquid that will ooze out if you scratch too hard.

Acute Urticaria

You probably know this as hives. It’s a vascular reaction that is marked by the appearance of papules, a pimple-like swelling that has no pus. Like rashes, urticaria are itchy. They can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. They are usually benign, but in rare cases, hives are a prelude to anaphylactic reaction which can quickly become life-threatening.

Atopic Dermatitis

In the US, more and more people suffer from atopic dermatitis or what is commonly known as eczema. These are dry, scaly patches that usually appear in the face or scalp. They are often itchy, and can become so severe that patients are unable to sleep. Eczema is usually linked to food allergy, which turns out to be an allergic reaction to GMO. A lot of people are embarrassed by the appearance of atopic dermatitis and often hide them from people.

Morgellons Disease

Patients with Morgellons believe that their skins are infected with parasite. The medical community is still divided on whether this is a psychiatric disorder or an infectious disease. While this was considered before as a delusional disease, recent studies show that there is a connection between this disease and GMO. Nonetheless, more research is needed to confirm the connection.

Skin allergies per se are not a big problem. They are usually skin deep only and, if left alone, they normally resolve themselves. The problem however, is that skin allergies are manifestations of other bigger and deeper issues. Severe itchiness can become too uncomfortable that you can lose sleep and suffer from insomnia. You can have chronic inflammation that can lead to other immune diseases. You can also suffer from reproductive disorders, organ damage, insulin and cholesterol disorders, and different kinds of gastrointestinal problems.

While thissounds grim, the good news is that there is a simple solution to skin allergies. Avoid GMO food products and instead, consume only organic foods. There is a growing awareness of the dangers of GMO these days, and more people are shunning them from their plates. Nonetheless, because a large percentage of what is on our grocery shelves are GMOs, it will take time before we can totally eliminate them from our diet. In the meantime, knowledge is power. Know what you put in your mouth and eat organic only.

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