Food Allergy Symptoms you might be ignoring
Itching, tingling, or numbness in or around the mouth
Splotchy or itchy spots on your skin
Unexplained “puffiness” above the neck (can happen elsewhere on the body)
Irritated sinuses, congestion, or difficulty breathing
Stomach upset that includes cramps in the abdomen, bloating, gas, diarrhea, or nausea
Feeling dizzy or lightheaded to the point of passing out
Fatigue, lack of energy, or moodiness after eating
Pain in the muscles and joints
Problems with concentration or recall
Sensitivity, intolerance, and allergies to foods – especially entire food groups – can lead to other conditions and nutritional deficiency. Finding the underlying cause to what is making you sick is more important than many people realize.
Get to the Root of the Problem!
Long-term exposure to foods your body can’t handle results in inflammation. Unchecked inflammation is the root cause for as much as 90% chronic conditions and diseases such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, autoimmune disease, cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
When the problem is with the foods you consume, symptoms may overlap and be misdiagnosed. Most doctors treat the symptoms rather than the whole body and often miss the big picture!
The secret to being mentally sharp, physically fit, and looking ten years younger is not about what you should eat…it’s all about what you should stop eating!
That part of the equation is so critical to your overall health. I’ve written about it in my book Diet Wise but don’t let the name fool you! Diet Wise isn’t some fad weight loss plan or a rambling about the latest and greatest “miracle pill.”
It’s all about the foods *you* can and cannot tolerate. Specific to you as an individual that won’t work for anyone else on the planet…not even a parent, sibling, or child.
That’s right! The key to fantastic health cannot be duplicated from person to person because what works for you might not work for me (and the opposite is also true). Naturally, there are “healthy” foods that all of us need but that doesn’t mean that everyone can tolerate them equally.
A natural side effect of eating the best foods for you is better health, feeling amazing, and being in a better position to control your weight.
I was one of the pioneers in the food allergy movement in the 1970s and 1980s. Over the years of treating my patients, I learned that the most important thing about nutrition is not what you are lacking, but what you are eating that your body isn’t able to process well.
You need a system that allows you to work out what’s right for your individual body. Sure, it can take focus and time but the result will be how good you feel eating the best foods (that your body loves) and avoiding the wrong foods (that send your body into chaos).
It all boils down to listening to your body, not ignoring the milder symptoms of food allergies, and doing what makes it feel great.
Dr. Keith Scott-muby