Delayed Food Allergies
Most of us are familiar with allergies. We often think about sneezing, watery eyes or facial swelling after eating a peanut butter sandwich. Are you aware of delayed food allergies? These are not immediate reactions but rather delayed reactions. The symptoms presented from delayed food allergies are often missed because they are more subtle and don’t typically send us to the emergency room. So let’s discuss the difference between these two types of allergies.
The typical standard skin scratch testing measures IgE antibodies. This test involves several allergens pricked into the skin. The interpretation of this test is to look for any area that turned red or swell once pricked. This tests for immediate reactions to antigens such as swollen lips after eating peanut butter, facial swelling after consuming raw fish, or uncontrollable sneezing after being exposed to ragweed. This test is somewhat unreliable for a couple of reasons.
- Anytime you scratch, poke or nick the skin, it can turn red
- IgE skin allergy testing does not include delayed food allergies
Food sensitivity (or Delayed Food Allergy) testing measures IgG antibodies. These allergies are harder to detect without lab analysis because the reactions can take anywhere from 2 hours to 28 days following an exposure for symptoms to present. These symptoms can last for 28 to 56 days depending on the intensity and continuance of exposure. Delayed food allergy testing is done by blood testing and is highly encouraged for all clients! Food sensitivities are acidic to the body. Remember:
all disease comes from acidic cellular environments
Common symptoms of Delayed Food Allergies are:
- Inflammation (Sinusitis, Rhinitis, Arthritis, Phlegm..)
- Dark circles under the eyes
- Dry/Burning eyes
- Ear itching
- Chronic ear infections
- Auto-immune conditions
- Seasonal allergies
- Eczema and acne
- Sensitive skin
- Migraines and recurring headaches
- Burning or stiff sensations in the muscles
- Aches and pains that come and go for no reason
- Chronically swollen lymph nodes
- History of tonsillitis or appendicitis
- Frequent heart burn
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis)
- Leaky gut syndrome
The most common delayed food allergies:
Gluten is a substance found in many grains that is responsible for the elastic texture of dough. Bloating, diarrhea, constipation, smelly poop and other stomach disturbances are common in those with delayed food allergies to gluten, however, any symptom above can be a result of this allergy.
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- Lactobacillus casei
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You can begin to feel better when you identify and eliminate your delayed food allergies!
Casein is the main protein present in cow’s milk. It is used in processed foods and in adhesives, paints, and other industrial products. It is a top food allergen and is highly addictive. In fact, studies have shown that casein has an opioid drug-like effects. Opioid use has long been known to be addictive and has been endlessly involved in accidental overdose deaths, suicides and drub abuse. If casein is in the diet, it is possible to experience withdrawal symptoms when eliminated. Removing it from the diet, however, can prove to be challenging as it can be disguised in over 70 various different names. Casein mimic’s gluten and can stimulate similar delayed food allergy reactions.
Eggs are the single largest source of cholesterol in the American diet. One egg has as much cholesterol as a Hardee’s Thickburger. How often do you eat just one egg? Now, consider how much cholesterol you are eating each week or month. The problem with eating too much cholesterol is that it increases your chances of heart disease (the leading cause of death) tremendously. That is because of carotid artery plaque build-up.
Eggs are present in many processed foods (as well as vaccines- please refer to Vaccine Education on SunCodes home-page for more information). There are various ways to replace eggs depending on how you intend to replace them. There are a variety of ways to substitute eggs.
Delayed Food Allergy Testing is available through SunCodes Nutrition. See Service page for more information.
Egg substitutes: Follow Your Heart