Could a Food Allergy be the Cause of Your Health Concerns?
I am the administrator for Spectrum website, and I found this interesting article from Dr. Trupti Gokani that may be there is a correlation between the food you eat and your existing health problems. See below for the article: As a neurologist who specializes in chronic migraines, some of my patients struggle for decades before they come to see me. They’re often surprised when I zero in on their diet. I personally didn’t give food allergies much thought, until a fateful run-in with a former patient and her mother. It sparked my curiosity when they told me that eliminating gluten was the missing link in her treatment plan. I decided to experiment a little myself, and the results were astounding. In my small outpatient practice in the suburbs of Chicago, I found that food allergies or sensitivities are an ever-present threat. Based on a blood test to identify IgG antibody responses, I’ve found three dominant food allergies in my patients:
- Dairy: 59% moderate to severe
- Grains: 47% moderate to severe
- Eggs: 36% moderate to severe
Upon treatment for these food allergies, their migraines are more manageable, if not completely eliminated.
Is it a food allergy?
Food allergies and sensitivities can be difficult to spot; the response in the body may take 4-72 hours to develop, and symptoms vary from person to person. Sufferers may notice:
- Low moods
- Difficulty focusing
- Digestive symptoms
Just as reaction times and symptoms differ in each person, so do foods that could trigger an allergy or sensitivity. The seven most common food allergies and sensitivities are caused by: