people recognize itchy eyes, runny noses and hives as allergies. These
are typically accepted forms of allergy. However, there is another
form that is not easily, recognized, suspected or even agreed upon.
It can affect any part of your body from inability to concentrate, fatigue,
inability to fall asleep, joint pains, bedwetting, ear-infections (check
that milk intake!), asthma (check that milk, dust mites and the family
cat!) etc. to ADHD. Any food can cause allergies, even healthy ones
like apples and pears. Some of the biggest culprits are cow's milk,
wheat, and artificial colorings. Some common environmental allergens
are dust mites, molds, cigarette smoke.
"In my experience, eating disorders and alcoholism can be related
to allergies. Frequently, eating disorders are food addictions. When
you have food sensitivity, there is a certain phase of it that makes
you really crave that food. And if you happen to be addicted to
wheat or baked goods, you can never get enough of them, with the result
being that you become obese. For example, men who are addicted to
corn may drink a lot of beer and they can become alcoholics.
They're sensitive to and addicted to the
beer, but it's the corn or sometimes some
other component in the beer that is causing
the problem. Sometimes, if grains are a
problem, they can feel "drunk" after eating
cereal or baked goods."
J. Rapp, MD. F.A.A.A., F.A.A.P.