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Does “all natural” mean good for you?

Updated: Apr 13, 2022

“All natural” to most people suggests safe and healthful when describing a food or beauty product. Not so fast…remember, poison ivy is all natural and you know what that can do.

Recent medical studies have shown that many natural foods like onions, carrots and cinnamon and compounds in foods like pinene alpha and many others can cause irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) if you become allergic to them. These allergies can be detected by skin patch tests. 30 to 45 million Americans suffer from IBS and these studies suggest in many cases, this type of food allergy may be the cause.

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