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What Happens To Immune Cells And Food That Causes Inflammation

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Shannon Garrett, Contributor
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Immune Cells And Food That Causes Inflammation

What is it exactly that happens with immune cells in the presence of a food that causes inflammation?

The immune cell either ruptures completely or changes shape. A food sensitivity is not something you “feel” as stomach upset.




An efficient immune response protects against many diseases and disorders. An inefficient immune response allows diseases to develop. Too much, too little, or the wrong immune response causes immune system disorders. An overactive immune response can lead to the development of autoimmune diseases, in which antibodies form against the body’s own tissues.

The regular intake of foods that are perceived by the immune system as harmful trigger inflammatory responses and are associated with many health issues including Hashimoto’s and other autoimmune conditions.

Inflammation Leads To More Free Radicals

Increased inflammation leads to increased levels of free radicals caused by oxidative stress and can damage tissues and organ systems.

If you’ve gone through the Hashi’s Sister’s Autoimmune & Thyroid e-Course, then you already know that inflammation is the top driver of troubling symptoms.

Food Sensitivity Tests

THE ONLY way to know if you have a true food sensitivity is through testing immune cells (leukocytes). This is not an IgG antibody test. I don’t believe in those as there is no scientific research anywhere to support that IgG antibodies lead to inflammation or symptoms.

The ALCAT test may be obtained here: http://shannongarrettwellness.com/food-sensitivity/

We can also provide you with investigational insurance coding to submit to your insurance company and/or FSA or HSA plans for possible reimbursement.

If you have any questions about the ALCAT test please email us at info@holisticthyroidcare.net

I’ve been where you are and me and my team (including Holistic Thyroid Care-approved MDs) are here to help you eliminate or drastically reduce your symptoms and start feeling better ASAP.

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About the Author

shannon2Shannon Garrett, RN is a thyroid and autoimmune women’s wellness specialist, integrative registered nurse, holistic lifestyle & wellness coach, certified nurse-nutritionist and detox specialist.  She is passionate about guiding and supporting women to discovering optimum well-being; mind, body, spirit, and emotions.  She offers unique wellness programs specific for autoimmune and thyroid issues and works in tandem with your healthcare practitioner or wellness team.  Shannon was recognized as one of the Top Thyroid Clinicians & Health Coaches Directory compiled by Dr. Izabella Wentz, PharmD based on submissions offered by patients. Shannon is the author of Hashimoto’s: Finding Joy in the Journey and its companion guide Thyroid Happy: Tips & Strategies for Abundant Living. She has expertise in over 100 dietary theories, behavioral therapy, societal therapy, anxiety, stress, and emotional well-being.  Although Shannon no longer practices nursing in the clinical setting, she has experience in the following specialty areas: cardiac nursing, oncology, neurology, orthopedic, pulmonary, and clinical skin prevalence study teams.  Shannon attended the prestigious Aquinas College School of Nursing in Nashville, Tennessee and completed her degree Magna cum Laude.  Additionally, she was recently featured as a co-host on Thyroid Nation RADIO. Follow her on Twitter.

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