One man’s meat is another man’s poison…
The above idiom can be quite literal, as what you consume can and does adversely affect how you feel, and your health. The problem is we don’t realize it or simply ignore it!
The negative response to the food we eat can range from anaphylactic shock to fatigue and pain that seemingly comes from nowhere. Many food sensitivities symptoms are latent, and do not present until hours or evens days later, thus difficult to associate with what you’ve consumed.
There remains a significant population of individuals with chronic or recurrent symptoms that remain in a nonspecific pain or syndrome category, without a specific diagnosis. These individuals experience multiple signs & symptoms, such as, weight gain, fatigue, signs of ADD/ADHD, skin disorders, migraines, digestive problems and so on…
The cause of these symptoms many times is manifested by what we consume. For some reason, our body’s immune system adversely reacts to certain foods we eat or drink. This is sometimes called Food Intolerance. Some experts call the reaction leukocytosis, which is an abnormally high level of white blood cell production. Chronic leukocytosis is very detrimental to ones health and now thought to be a leading cause of degenerative illnesses like cardiovascular disease, arthritis, dementia etc…
What slips through the cracks in healthcare are the people who just feel sick and tired but have no specific diagnosis. They get treated for their symptoms but the root cause of their symptoms goes undetected and many times are given a “surrogate” diagnosis. I call this group, Prodromal People. People with generalized nonspecific signs & symptoms that may lead to a disease or illness.
This is commonly seen in practice, many times with a mechanical back or neck problem but also with the other signs and symptoms that fit no pattern. A great deal of the time it’s the foods and beverages that these patients are consuming that are causing their nonspecific illness symptoms.
The foods and processing/preservative chemicals causing this disturbance can be identified with lab testing in many instances. Once identified and managed, these signs and symptoms resolve.
Blood testing for food and chemical sensitivity is called the ALCAT Test
Go to ALCAT.COM.
Ask me about the ALCAT Tests.
Dr. James E Greathouse Jr., Chiropractic Physician