Ever heard the word or been called a hypochondriac? By definition a hypochondriac is a belief that physical symptoms are signs of a serious illness, even when there is no medical evidence to support the presence of an illness.

When I hear hypochondriac I automatically think allergy. Did you know that food allergies can mimic pretty much any symptom from eye twitches to toe cramps.

There are many ways of determining if you have a food allergy and one of the simplest is to ask yourself “What do I crave the most?” Chances are you may have an allergy to that food. I know it sounds strange but some of the most unorthodox things are the ones that work the best.

If you think you are suffering from a food allergy your best options are to seek advice from a holistic nutritionist who can create an elimination diet for you than slowly help reintroduce foods that may be suspicious. From here we can determine quickly which foods give you a reaction. Tradition medical test such as blood work generally are not the best route to go. Here is a great article explaining why.


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