Hidden Food Allergies, Fact or Fiction

Food allergies occur when the body mistakes an ingredient in food, usually a protein, as harmful. The body creates an antibody to fight the alleged harmful intruders. The problem arise because the body respond as under attack and release powerful chemicals, histamines, to defend it self.

Some of the most common food allergies are:

  • Wheat
  • Gluten
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Peanuts &Tree Nuts
  • Corn

These allergies are not always readily recognized and may be hidden for a prolong period of time. There is usually a delay between the time the food is eaten and when the symptoms occur. To further complicated matters, other medical problems might have some of the same symptoms.

Some of these include:

  • lactose intolerance
  • food poisoning
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • reactions to food additives
  • seasonal allergies

Many women has been diagnosed with depression and given the wrong medication when their problems was due to allergies. It can take extensive and costly test before the diagnosis of allergies is made. The allergies can be causing symptoms that doesn't resemble traditional allergy symptoms, therefore your doctor may never consider this problem. A simple blood test can usually diagnosis most allergies.

The symptoms can include:

  • itchy mouth
  • stuffy or itchy nose
  • itchy, teary eyes
  • vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps
  • headaches
  • joint pains

Women may suffer seemingly disconnected symptoms which might be hard to recognize as an allergic reaction. To complicate matters the blood work reveals hidden allergies but the scratch test doesn't confirm. Is it allergies or food intolerance? If your body can't tolerant a certain food, it reacts. This reactions uses energy and the result is feeling of being tried and in-balanced. The results can also be the same as a food allergy, mainly nausea, cramps, and other intestinal related issues.

Is it coincidental women allergies has gotten worse as their diets has gravitated to fast food due to busy schedules and ease of frozen dinners? Work, family, friends and time for self leaves little time for cooking a nutritional meal each day. Fresh fruits and vegetables, dry beans, rice, wild caught fish and unprocessed products are the most nutritional.

Food Allergies

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