IF IN DOUBT, GO WITH YOUR GUT! COULD IT BE A FOOD ALLERGY OR SENSITIVITY CAUSING YOUR HEALTH PROBLEMS?

Healthy Livingon February 9, 20101 Comment

We all know that food is fuel for our bodies, without food we die. And we know that eating the wrong foods can make us sick and case diseases like cardiovascular disease, hyperlipidemia, fibromyalgia, and diabetes just to name a few. These disease can be cause by eating a diet high in calories, high in hydrogenated fat, high in sugar and high in processed food. Basically eating the wrong food can cause disease, illness,   accelerate the aging process and decrease our quality of life.
But did you know that  common foods like dairy, soy, eggs,  peanuts, wheat and strawberries could potentially cause a reaction in our bodies and cause illness.
Is your gut telling you that something may be wrong with your diet? Is there something that you may be eating that can be causing your chronic state of ill health?
Did you now that 70% of the immune system is in the gut. When you eat an incompatible food that activates your immune system you can get a wide rage of symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, IBS, constipation, respiratory problems, ear infections, skin rashes, migraine headaches, muscle and joint pain, ADD and ADHD and many more.

  • Allergic dermatitis (itchy rash) is the most common skin condition in children younger than 11 years of age. The percentage of children diagnosed with it has increased from 3% in the 1960s to 10% in the 1990s.
  • Atopic dermatitis is one of the most common skin diseases, particularly in infants and children. The estimated prevalence in the United States is 9%. The prevalence of atopic dermatitis appears to be increasing.
  • Approximately 220 cases of anaphylaxis and 3 deaths per year are due to latex allergy.
  • If one parent has allergic disease, the estimated risk of a child to develop allergies is 48%; the child’s estimated risk grows to 70% if both parents have a history of allergies.
orrible colic after I ate cantaloupe.
  • 97% of people with celiac disease don’t even know that they have it/
  • * Patients with undiagnosed food allergies are at great risk of serious illnesses like osteoporoses, anemia, infertility and cancer.

ALLERGY BASICS:

Educating oneself and your child is the first and most important step to take in understanding your child’s food and environmental allergies. Regarding food allergies in particular, much information and mis-information exists. The following includes an overview of food and environmental allergies and information concerning a number of related issues, such as eczema and anaphylaxis. As you read and learn, please remember that every child is unique and situations differ from person to person. It is imperative to seek the advice of a knowledgeable physician as self-diagnosis and treatment is potentially dangerous. In good health,

Dr Heather

About drheather
I have been practicing alongside my husband, Dr. Ralph S. Cardin, for the past 12 years and have worked in the health care environment for over 29 years. Besides being a passionate practitioner, I am a proud mother of four beautiful boys. I am active in my church and my children’s school and enjoy cooking and exercising.

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One Response to “IF IN DOUBT, GO WITH YOUR GUT! COULD IT BE A FOOD ALLERGY OR SENSITIVITY CAUSING YOUR HEALTH PROBLEMS?”

  1. drheather says:

    Thank you for the updated information :)
    Dr Heather

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