31 March 2011

Wheat Allergies

So I'm fairly sure I have a wheat allergy.

After doing the Anti-inflammatory/Elimination diet strict for a few weeks and then eating regular, meats seem to bother my digestive tract.. as in someone stabs me in the stomach with a pitch fork after I eat it.. and wheat does this:

A common sign of a wheat allergy is nasal congestion. Because of increased levels of histamine in the body, the sinus cavity can become inflamed and swollen. The swollen nasal passages block the body from properly draining the mucus in the sinuses, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. This leads to sinus pressure felt throughout the head, such as in the eyes, cheeks and forehead. Nasal congestion can lead to postnasal drip, sinusitis and a stuffy nose. Nasal congestion can be treated with decongestants that reduce the amount of blood into the sinuses, alleviating inflammation.

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I really believe this is the case because when I eliminate wheat from my diet other "allergies' I thought I had go away. For instance, cats. I have lots of friends with cats and it seemed like when we'd get together at theior homes and cook/etc I'd get stuffy and have issues with the cat. Well, since eliminating wheat, I have ADOPTED a cat. I don't have the issues. But when I have a burger on a bun, there goes my nose again!

I'm going to attempt to eliminate wheat from my diet completely and add back otherthings to see if it is the only issue.. but do you know how many everyday products have wheat!!!!!

Thank God I'm a southern girl and I can have rice!!!


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