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Increased allergies since changing eating habits

I have been having increased allergies to everything that normally only bothers me a bit since I changed my eating habits.

Has this ever happened to anyone else?

Tue. Sep 11, 10:22am

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it's probably not your eating habits-allergies can appear for the first time or get worse at any point in your life. Check your local pollen, mold and general allergen forecast-it may have been slightly higher than usual this year and maybe you are more susceptible to one allergen more than another.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007, 12:24 PM

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what sorts of changes have you made?

Tuesday, September 11, 2007, 1:51 PM

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It may be that you are having what they call a healing crisis. It means that your body is detoxifying itself as you eat cleaner, healthier food. It is as if the bad stuff you ate before is being cleansed or pushed out of your system (usually stored in our fat.) As it is released our bodies become more sensitive overall. A healing crisis can cause stuffiness, muscle aches, headaches, etc. Naturopathic Healers (Acupuncturists, Jin Shin Practioners, some Masseuse people, etc.) have experience with healing crisis. Be sure and drink at least 64 oz of water everyday to clean it all out. This is just a guess as the post before mine asked an excellent question - what are you eating?

Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 9:43 AM

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Or it could be that what you are eating is aggravating your allergies.

I have a wheat intolerance- if I eat wheat, my allergies go crazy. No wheat, no problem. If you've switched to a diet high in whole wheat, and have an undiagnosed wheat intolerance, it could wreak havoc on your allergies. I'd suggest trying to cut out wheat for a while, and see if that helps. Use brown rice noodles instead of whole wheat ones, and use spelt bread or tortillas.

Alternatively, if you've upped your dairy that may be causing the problems as well, as dairy is known to increase mucous in many people, and or flare up allergies.

Sometimes when we think we're eating healthy, we're still eating things our individual body doesn't like.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 12:04 PM

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