Can Food Allergies be the Cause of Your Symptoms or Illness?

Food Allergies / Sensitivities:
Generally people think of allergies as a histamine reaction to dust, molds, and pollen, yet, food allergies / sensitivities can be the cause of your symptoms or illness.

When I was a child, the allergies we reacted too were dust, molds, and hay fever or peanuts. However, more children are now experiencing food allergies at a young age, similar to adults. Their immune systems are much more sensitive due to the toxic load we have in our environment. Many children are allergic to milk, especially pasteurized milk. It can be the cause of ear infections or repeated colds. Some children were scheduled for ear tubes, and the mom was looking at alternatives. When the child either stopped milk or switched to raw milk the repeated infections went away and in many cases the ear tubes were not required. I personally don’t think we need milk past the age of two or three and since there are many alternatives, I would recommend making or buying almond milk or rice milk – a much better alternative. Cheeses don’t seem to pose the problem that milk does.

The cause of your Health Condition:
Food allergies / sensitivities can be the cause of many health conditions. Foods that pose the most challenges are grains & gluten/gliaden (wheat, barley, rye, oats, spelt, kamut), dairy (eggs, milk, cheeses), citrus (mostly oranges), corn, sugar, soy, nuts, night-shades (tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant), shellfish, preservatives, artificial colorings and flavorings, and yeast (baker’s and brewer’s). Don’t let this list scare you, unless you are very ill, you are probably only allergic to a few of them. And, once you regain your health, some of the allergies go away.

Food allergies can compromise your immune system and can be a contributing or main cause of many diseases or imbalances such as:

  • anxiety
  • arthritis
  • asthma
  • autoimmune diseases
  • colitis
  • concentration problems
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • headaches
  • high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol
  • hormonal disorders
  • irritable bowel
  • joint pain
  • mental problems
  • skin conditions
  • sleep disturbances
  • reflux
  • sinus problems
  • weight gain or loss