GMO Skin Rash
This subject is particularly close to my heart because our daughter has been suffering from a skin rash for the longest time. Unfortunately we haven’t found any answers or effective solutions as yet, even with the help of specialists, homeopaths and naturopaths.
If you like me, find yourself wading through endless Google searches where one expert implies that GMOs are the root of all evil and allergies, only to find another article directly underneath stating GMOs are innocent bystanders taking the rap for the real bad guys I understand your frustration.
Our seven year old has been dealing with digestive problems, an extremely bloated tummy, an ever present skin rash as well as thrush for the last five to six years at least, and while some doctors have suggested genetically modified foods being the cause other flatly negate this claiming that there are only eight foods that will have an allergic reaction. These are: wheat, soy, peanuts, shellfish, milk, eggs, tree nuts and fish, and apparently the majority of allergies in children are caused by eggs, peanuts and milk.
However this is where as a mum I need to put the research aside and speak from my own personal experience. It’s a known fact that the reported cases of food allergies have increased over the last 30 or so years, especially in young children and according to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 4% of children under the age of 18 have a food or digestive allergy.
According to the FDA there is no evidence that genetically modified or bioengineered foods are any less safe than food produced in the conventional way however eating GMO foods has been known to disrupt the healthy bacteria in our intestines and there is also evidence that when children with severe allergies no longer ate GMO foods they stopped showing any signs of allergies.
We have cut wheat and gluten out of our daughter’s diet and have noticed the results almost immediately. The skin rash practically disappears, she doesn’t suffer from severe constipation and ‘leaky gut’ but the reality is we can’t avoid genetically modified all the time; it’s everywhere.
Cutting Out GMOs
It’s a lot easier said than done but it’s not impossible to cut GMO foods out of your child’s diet. By following a few of these tips from Wellness Mama you will definitely see a positive change.
Is it real food?
If food can sit on a shelf, with no refrigeration for anything longer than a month without decomposing, it’s not real food and should be avoided at all costs
Avoid healthy whole grains and dairy
There is no such thing as ‘healthy whole grains’ and your children definitely don’t need them, or dairy in a processed or pasteurized form. Both these ‘food’ groups contribute to childhood allergies and offer no nutritional value.
Keep it natural
The less ‘stuff’ done to food the healthier it is. Think (more) fresh veggies and (less) fresh fruit. While fruit is good for you they have more sugar than vegetables which can become a problem in the long run.