If any of you are trying to stick to the Kaufmann diet, my loaded cauliflower recipe will help when you are missing white potatoes. This loaded cauliflower recipe tastes very much like a loaded backed potato! Also, if you have allergies, you may not want to jump right into the recipe. I’ll explain how the state of your immune system can have a lot to do with your allergy symptoms.
This week I wrote an article on allergies for Sinusitis Wellness which you can read here. For those of you that are new to my website, you may not know this about me. My daily ritual used to include Benadryl, Tylenol Sinus, enough Afrin to be bordering on addiction, oral decongestants, and antacids! With all of those band-aids you would think I’d be feeling pretty good, but I always felt like crap! I was merely exchanging symptoms of itchiness, a runny and stuffy nose, for exhaustion due to self medicating. If you would like to read my full article you can find it here. Below is an excerpt and I hope you enjoy my video.
Why Do Allergies Occur In The First Place?
Like many of you, I was allergy tested. What it revealed was that I was allergic to 60 outdoor plants and trees, as well as too many foods to count (including healthy foods). Needless to say life was miserable back then but allergies were the least of my problems as I was battling many illnesses. You can read my full story here. I am thrilled to report all allergies are now a distant memory and it wasn’t over the counter medications that got me there. First, let’s talk about what allergies are and why they occur in the first place, then we can sort out how we may get to the “root’ of our body’s immune system malfunctioning causing us allergies in the first place. Bottom line? If your body is not working right you can become allergic to just about anything.
How are Allergies Related to Autoimmune Disease?
An allergy is our immune system reacting (or overreacting) to a substance that is usually harmless. In very severe cases, the reaction can even be fatal. The body creates antibodies for these substances and so the next time you come in contact with that antigen (or food) your body is ready for the “invader” by releasing a chemical called histamine. Johns Hopkins Medicine has stated allergies are the result of an overactive immune system. Other immune system disorders include autoimmune disease where our own immune system attacks itself such as Hashimoto’s, Lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Can Inflammatory Diseases Trigger Allergies?
The reason I mention autoimmune disease when talking about allergies is because a study done at Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington states “Our study implies that allergic and inflammatory diseases may actually trigger autoimmune diseases by relaxing the controls that normally eliminate newly produced, self-reactive B cells” The Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Autoimmunity Institute says “people who have environmental or food allergies may have a higher risk of developing autoimmune disease”……..read my full article here. See you next week!
(VIDEO) How to Make Loaded Cauliflower & Allergy Misery
Author: Erin Porter
Recipe type: Main
- 1 large head cauliflower or 2 bags precut cauliflower
- ½ tbs coconut oil and 1 tbs grass fed butter
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- ¼ cup whipped cream cheese
- 4 slices turkey bacon cut in pieces (no antibiotics/hormones)
- ½ tsp salt and pepper (each)
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ thyme
- pinch of oregano
- Clean and chop cauliflower. Place in a baking dish with melted coconut oil and butter plus all other ingredients EXCEPT the cheddar and cream cheese and bacon. Bake at 400 degrees uncovered for about 45 minutes or until cauliflower is tender. In the meantime cook bacon, chop it and set it aside. When cauliflower is tender take out of oven and add the cream cheese, cheddar, and bacon saving a little of the cheddar and bacon for the top. Stir and bake for an additional five minutes. Enjoy!
This recipe would qualify as keto and Kaufmann 2