Hidden food allergies are the leading cause of many gastrointestinal, skin, and respiratory diseases. A genuine food allergy is a qualitative, not a quantitative reaction. This means it doesn’t matter if it’s a drop or a bucket of the allergen that is consumed, the body will trigger an immune response to the presence of any amount of an allergen that is ingested.
It is well know that many babies develop a sensitivity to cows milk protein, causing a range of symptoms such as eczema, asthma and gastrointestinal disorders. Many sources state that the majority of these patients “grow out” of this allergy. However this is not always the case. Often the allergy “shifts” leading into adult life, this means that instead of eczema the patient may present with asthma, sinus problems, reduced immune response, gastrointestinal disorder or a combination of the above. While Cows Milk is one of the most common hidden food allergies. Other allergens such a Wheat, Gluten, Egg and Salicylates are also commonly seen.
Most people develop allergies at a young age, however it is very possible to develop sensitivities or allergies later on in life. As we go through life numerous “stressors” are capable of contributing to our body’s toxic load. Resulting in decreased immunity and the possibility of an increase or production of sensitivities to previously tolerated substances.
Elimination diets based on a hunch are often extreme and difficult for the patient to stick to. This results in a lack of compliance and as a result, a lack of efficacy. Once identified, with a proper elimination diet, a patient can remain almost symptom free.
These days, with the increase in food allergies and sensitivities. Many allergen free alternatives are available both for foods and supplements.
If you have any of the above symptoms, notice sluggish results whilst exercising, or are just generally not feeling your best, you could be one of the increasingly common people with a hidden food allergy.
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