Are hidden food allergies making you tired? The connection between fatigue and allergy.

Hidden food allergies

Hidden food allergies – the reason for fatigue and weight gain?

Are you having a terrible headache and muscle ache? Are you wondering why your throat itches and makes you cough? If you experience itchy eyes and skin together with asthma you probably have peanut, wheat or milk allergy.

Allergies don’t always present themselves with the typical symptoms such as itchy skin, eczema and itchy throat. However, if you have a milk allergy, a common symptom is a skin rash. Hives and eczema are also common rashes associated with a milk allergy.

In fact it’s not easy to identify hidden food allergy because symptoms very often resemble other illnesses such as hormonal imbalance, fibromyalgia or CFS.

Do you feel tired and don’t know what is going on in your body? You are not alone.

50 years ago, one person in thirty had allergies. Today one billion people worldwide have asthma, hay fever, eczema, sinusitis and food allergies. Allergic conditions are the most common health issues affecting children in the U.S.

 

7 facts about hidden allergies

  1. Allergy is directly linked to eating fast foods and processed foods.
  2. Both indoor and outdoor pollution contribute to the rising tide of allergic diseases.
  3. The triggers of allergy may not be obvious. Blood tests and skin tests may not tell the whole story.
  4. Proper nutrition is a powerful tool against allergies.
  5. Learning how to eat a healthy diet and use the correct supplements to support body systems is essential in maximizing the benefits of allergy elimination.
  6. Allergies require a comprehensive understanding of the interaction of the immune system, digestive system, diet, lifestyle, and even hormones and genetics.

Different people have different allergy mechanisms, even when the allergen is the same. That’s why a holistic approach to allergy relief is so beneficial. 

Naturopathy recognizes the complexity of each individual’s circumstances while recognizing that many common features are shared by all allergy sufferers and therefore it treats allergies by healing the whole body.

How to identify hidden food allergies?

9 hidden food allergy symptoms:

  • Weight gain

Hidden food allergies have often been the cause of unexpected weight gain. The connection between obesity and allergy has been seen in people with asthma.

  • Fatigue

There is a strong link between allergy and fatigue. Researchers have found that more than half of the people with CFS they’ve studied also have allergies. Milk allergy is frequently considered to be a cause of allergic tension-fatigue syndrome.

  • Depression
  • Anxiety

 

  • Muscle aches

Many people suffer from mysterious muscle aches and pains. Hidden allergies are very likely contributing to this unexpected pain.

Norwegian scientists found an association between asthma, eczema and muscle pain and concluded that allergy is a whole-body disorder involving organs that are not typically included in the diagnosis of allergy.

  • Insomnia

Various allergies can keep you awake and prevent good night’s sleep. Difficulty falling asleep and maintaining sleep occurs in infants with milk allergy.

  • Allergic arthritis

Cow’s milk is the most common trigger food for allergic arthritis.

  • Brain fog

Brain fog can be rapidly caused by exposure to an allergen. Problems with focus, concentration and memory are very common.

  • Depression and mood disorder

Adolescents with asthma are three times more likely to develop depression or bipolar disorder.

Sounds like symptoms of hormonal imbalance, arthritis or bronchitis? Allergies often mimic other diseases. Few people realize that allergy can play a critical role in these and many more condition. Furthermore allergies contribute to migraine headaches , depression, mood swings and irritable bowel syndrome. Allergy can also also mimic disorders of unknown cause like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, IBS and depression.

 

What causes allergies?

A food allergy is a reaction to a food that involves the immune system, such as a milk allergy. It occurs when the part of your immune system that controls unwanted immune responses fails to function properly.

The origins of the allergy epidemic are environmental and nutritional. There are three levels at which environment impacts allergy:

  1. Outdoor
  2. Indoor
  3. Internal

Most people look at allergies as symptoms that get treated with drugs rather than understanding their root causes.

Our naturopathic and nutrition program will provide you with powerful tools needed to support the body immunity, reverse your allergies and transform your health.

Simple changes of diet, nutritional supplements, and homeopathic remedies can relieve this extreme reaction and the resulting inflammation that triggers most allergy symptoms.

Depending on your needs and preferences, you may also want to consider additional solutions:

  • Liver detoxification. This process usually involves diet, supplements, and other natural treatments to cleanse the liver from the effects of unhealthy foods, alcohol, and environmental toxins. Your payoff: a stronger, more balanced immune system.
  • Balancing your gut flora. Probiotics such as acidophilus or bifidophilus to your supplement protocol can not only help improve your immune function but also reduce the “over-reaction” your body produces with allergies.
  • Stress management techniques can help to boost your immune system generally. Those techniques will balance your hormones and leaving your body better able to withstand allergenic onslaughts.
  • Homeopathy.

The impact of food allergies on the quality of life may differ according to the number and type of foods to which a particular individual is allergic and the severity of symptoms.  Furthermore, the impact  also  depends on the amount of food, the age and gender of the allergic individual. As well as cultural differences.

For this reason natural allergy relief begins with a thorough understanding of an individual’s unique triggers and physiology.

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May 19, 2017