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Did You Know More Adults Are Developing Food Allergies?

Posted Mar 01 2012 9:00am

I certainly am a proponent of food allergy testing!  After many years with chronic inflammation problems, 3 bouts of optic neuritis with no diagnosable reason for its onset, and the inability to ever really lose any weight, I opted to get blood work done to see what foods and chemicals I might be allergic to.  What an eye opening experience discovering the foods that I am allergic to.  This quickly started to explain why my body was constantly struggling to stay healthy.

Now that I am paying attention to the foods I eat, striving to eat only allergy-free foods, reading labels, and asking tons of questions if I eat at a restaurant before I order a meal, my outlook on the importance of eating allergy free foods and taking an active role in what I eat to get and stay healthy has gotten so much easier.

If I hurt, itch, experience joint pain, or difficulty breathing it’s obvious that I’ve eaten something that I should be avoiding.

The value of knowing
what foods and chemicals you are allergic to is priceless!

I believe that many illnesses and chronic health problems may be related to food allergies.  And this is often overlooked when looking for solutions for health improvement.  We tend to get medicine and guidance that is treating symptoms, but never really get to the root of the problem.  Heck I’ve even ASKED my doctor if there were foods that would be good or bad for me when I was having problems with inflammation of my optic nerve and was going blind.  My doctor laughed at me and said that what I ate had no relevance on my eye problems!  Now I’m not so sure she was educated enough to understand how important food and allergies are to whole-body health!

The chemical reactions of the foods we eat really do affect the nourishment of our cells, muscles, and organs.  A bad chemical reaction in our system from the foods we eat has the potential to cause health problems and even death! And while some reactions happen instantly, a lot of the time reactions can be delayed for 24 to 48 hours, which means you may never really link the cause of your problems to the food you consumed without the help of blood tests for food allergies and chemical sensitivity.

If you are wondering if the foods you are eating are helping or hurting your health, find out more with food allergy testing.  Food allergy testing might help you get to the root of nagging health problems so that everything you eat will nourish your body and keep you healthy and strong.  A much better option than feeding yourself foods that keep you half-sick, dealing with depression, chronic pain, or other life altering health problems.

Check out this recent news article from Dr. Maria Simbra, CBS Pittsburgh – KDKA Channel 2 News:   Doctors Seeing More Adults Developing Allergies

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