When I was a kid, I had so many weird health problems for a kid in the 80’s. Headaches, sinus infections, bronchitis, joint pain (my feet and knees ALWAYS hurt), tiredness, hyperactivity. What kid had THOSE issues in the good ol’ 80’s?
However, those kind of health issues are considered totally “normal” today, not only in adults, but also in kids. Add in the anger and anxiety, ADHD, etc, and we have a crop of people who feel like 💩 all the time. If they only knew that a few simple tweaks could make them feel sooooo much better!
Today I want to talk about what symptoms could be caused by sensitivities, and what may be causing them. If your doc says you’re fine, but you don’t feel fine, why not look into food sensitivities? Some docs say intolerance is only a digestive issue. But there are many other symptoms that can be caused by food sensitivities.
Symptoms of sensitivities fall in several categories:
- Digestive: bloating, gas, reflux, diarrhea, constipation, weight gain
- Skin: acne, eczema, dry and itchy, undereye circles (allergy shiners)
- Respiratory: sinus congestion, runny nose
- Psychological: brain fog, hyperactivity, depression, anxiety
- Other: inflammation, joint pain, migraines and headaches, chronic ear infections
What could be the culprits??
- Dairy (milk, cheese)
- Gluten (wheat, rye, barley)
- Corn (GMO!)
- Eggs (whites and/or yolks)
- Livestock raised on corn 😬
- Artificial colors
- MSG (google Chinese restaurant syndrome)
A huge goal in life in my early 20’s was to be able to feel well enough to hang out with friends in the evening and be able to do my work the next day. Once I found out what my sensitivities were, my quality of life did a total 180. Now, in my 40’s, I feel better than I did in my 20’s, I exercise, I eat right, I sleep great, and I have the energy to spend time with people and still accomplish secular work and volunteer work.
Here’s the great news: If you stop eating the foods you’re sensitive to, you’ll feel better pretty quickly! A lot of this information is from EverlyWell, and they do at home sensitivity testing. Would you like to try it? Click on this link for 15% off.