I was flipping through my copy of a book on nutrition for children written by Joel Fuhrman (Disease-Proof Your Child), and I came across this:
"A large number of children have marginal intolerance to wheat and other gluten-rich flours. Many kids have subtle allergies to cow's milk that perpetuate their nasal congestion."
My experience with my husband has shown me that this is not just an issue with kids. So today's Tip Of The Day is to just be aware that reactions to foods can be subtle as well as severe.
This is from foodallergy.org:
"Although an individual could be allergic to any food, such as fruits, vegetables, and meats, there are eight foods that account for 90% of all food-allergic reactions. These are: milk, egg, peanut, tree nut, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat."
Just because you are not having an extreme reaction, does not mean there is not some effect. I want to really start a conversation about this. We often hear about the extreme stories of peanut allergies, but I know from personal experience that these commons allergens have a very broad set of effects on people.
I even had someone suggest to me that I have an allergy to MSG, which I did not realize until someone responsed to a blog post I had done. Please let me know your experiences and you can also post them here in a PEERtrainer community discussion about food allergies, and mild food allergies.