Healthy and happy through the cold winter months

Joint pains or the susceptibility to infections are common winter issues. This could be caused by an IgG food allergy (delayed food allergy) with subsequent chronic inflammation. So, get rid of it to become healthy again and get safe through the cold winter months. Find out why your body reacts to some foods and why this may have a negative impact on your health.

Our body generally tolerates food as long as it is digested properly and passes through the intact intestinal barrier in the intended manner, i.e. through the intestinal cells. Normally, the immune system does not identify food proteins as harmful.

However, medication, infections, mycoses, stress and environmental toxins can cause repeated damage to the intestinal wall. This allows food particles to pass between the intestinal cells and get into the bloodstream before they have been completely digested. The immune system then identifies these particles as “harmful”. As a result, it might trigger an immune response against these food proteins. If this food is eaten on a regular basis, repeated immune responses can lead to chronic inflammation.

ImuPro and susceptibility to infections

The gastrointestinal immune system is the largest in the body. More than 80% of your immune system is in your gastrointestinal tract. It is an almost insurmountable barrier for bacteria, viruses and other pathogens.

If the gut or any other organ is inflamed due to a delayed food allergy, your immune response might be compromised and you might be more susceptible to infections. This will have an impact on the base load of the immune system: It has fewer resources at its disposal for acute infections, and pathogens might enter the bloodstream through the intestinal mucosa more easily.

ImuPro and joint pain

An IgG food allergy might trigger an immune response. Immune complexes made up of antigens (food) and IgG antibodies circulate in the blood and can attach to sensitised tissue by means of a receptor (CAM = cellular adhesion molecule). If the immune complexes are broken down by phagocytosis as part of the inflammation reaction, the surrounding tissue is damaged. Joint pain can be intensified or caused by an IgG food allergy, if a joint has already been sensitised due to strain (during sport, for example) or latent inflammation.

If you find yourself getting more infections or suffering from joint pains during the cold winter months, it might be worth checking whether these problems might be caused by inflammation triggered by an IgG allergy. Find out more about ImuPro here.

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