Many people affected with Lyme disease often see several doctors, searching for an explanation of their symptoms; joint aches, muscle pains, headaches, memory problem, even sleep disorders. They are frequently misdiagnosed. Many symptoms of Lyme disease are caused by the inflammatory molecules in the body. These same molecules are also produced when we eat foods that we are extremely sensitive to, or have an allergy to.
An allergic reaction to certain foods can affect the respiratory tract, the skin, the gastrointestinal tract, even the cardiovascular system. Reactions can be either mild or severe, or anything in between. Symptoms usually appear within minutes, although sometimes it can be several hours.
The top 5 signs you might be having a bad reaction to some of your foods are:
1. Soon after eating, you feel tired or begin yawning continually
If you feel anxious, shaky, or dizzy, perhaps even to the point where you think you might pass out, or just an overwhelming feeling that you need a nap, this is often a sign that you are hypoglycemic.
Although not an allergy, it’s still a negative reaction to food(s).
2. If you develop gas, bloating, excessive belching, or diarrhea after eating
Although there are many causes for these symptoms, the first one you should consider is a gluten sensitivity, lactose intolerance, or fructose intolerance.
Try eliminating these things one at a time and see if you feel better.
If the elimination of these things does not improve your symptoms, see your gastroenterologist.
3. Chronic Headaches or Migraines
If you have a headache soon after waking up, or several hours after eating, this is often due to food sensitivities which are acting as migraine headache triggers or they are triggering a hypoglycemic response.
Keep a food diary and write down every single thing you eat, and then take notes of when you get headaches.
After several weeks, see if you can see a pattern between something you are eating and your headaches.
4. Chronic Constipation
If you experience chronic constipation, even after drinking sufficient amounts of water (a minimum of 2 liters per day) and avoiding different types of food that causes constipation, then this could be due to a lack of magnesium or something in your diet that you are sensitive to.
Again, keep a food diary and see if you can find a correlation between your bouts of constipation and the foods you are eating.
5. If you suffer from muscle or joint pain after eating
This pain could be brief, intermittent or a longer lasting type of pain. This could be an inflammatory response to food(s) you are eating.
Try eliminating “nightshade” foods (potatoes, eggplants, peppers, and tomatoes) to see if these are the cause of your pain. See inforgraphics about allergies in America.
If this does not produce results, see your doctor and get tested for nutritional deficiencies, especially zinc.
Although anything we eat is capable of causing an allergic reaction, there are actually only 8 foods that cause 90 percent of all food allergies. These 8 foods are: