Ill Health Symptoms Caused by Food Allergies and Intolerances

It's estimated that as many as 80% of people are suffering from food allergies or intolerances that they are not aware of. These allergies or intolerances can cause painful, uncomfortable symptoms that can make life miserable for the person, and yet often they remain undiagnosed - and just put up with - for the person's whole life! Food allergies develop when your body reacts to a particular substance as if it is an invader, often because the substance contains a certain protein that the body dislikes. In this case, the allergy can be inherited from parents. More commonly than the protein problem, however, is that the digestive tract becomes excessively permeable. There are several causes of this. Allergic and intolerant reactions can occur immediately after consuming the food in question, or after a delay of hours or even days. If you suffer from any of the following symptoms regularly, they may be being caused or worsened by food allergies or intolerances, and you should consult a nutritionist to carry out an allergy test for you: · Allergic rhinitis · Ankylosing spondylitis · Anxiety or panic attacks · Asthma · ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) · Autism · Bed-wetting · Bloating · Chronic fatigue · Constipation · Crohn's disease · Depression · Diabetes (insulin dependent) · Diarrhoea · Eczema · Epilepsy · Facial puffiness · Fibromyalgia · Hay fever · Headaches and migraines · Itchy eyes · Itchy skin · Irritable bowel syndrome · Muscle ache · Nausea or vomiting · Rheumatoid arthritis · Stomach ulcers · Stuffy/ runny nose · Water retention If you are suffering from a food allergy or intolerance, once identified, this can be treated with a programme of diet and supplementation. You should work together with your nutritionist to devise this.