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foods you are allergic to? I know this sounds like a stupid question. I have dairy allergies. If I eat anything with milk, butter, cheese, etc, I usually have a bad reaction. stomach cramping/diarrhea. (not always but most times) I know I need to completly cut dairy out of my diet. (i'm currently trying) but I am so drawn to butter and cheese. I think I need to hear that by eating these things WITH an allergy that my body is suffering......is this true? anyone else struggle with this?
 

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I'm not sure, but I think eating foods that you are allergic to might contribute to leaky gut/irritated bowel lining.<br><br>
I do know that if your food allergies also cause heart palpitations (a common occurance to allergic food because of the adrenaline response), then over time (a long time) the heart palpitations can cause a permanent beat irregularity... or something like that... so my naturopath told me, when I told him how much I love bread (I'm allergic to wheat).<br><br>
I'm also allergic to dairy, but butter and hard cheese don't cause me any problems, only milk and cream. I also think that there's a kind of threshold you need to reach first before you get a reaction, so occasionally indulging in cheese or butter may not cause any problems. I think every fourth day is what is recommended on most rotary diets.
 

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I agree with BC ... I am actually dealing with some awful stomach problems right now due to this very thing. Listen to your body.... there was always that voice in the back of my head that KNEW it was best to not eat those things... I am paying for not listening.
 

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have you tried taking digestive enzymes to see if that helps? <a href="http://www.enzymestuff.com" target="_blank">www.enzymestuff.com</a>. could help if it is an intolerance vs an allergy.
 

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Yes, the long term damage can lead to diabetes, autoimmune diseases and stomach and/or colon cancers.<br><br>
it can also lead to malnutrition issues which are often the underlying causes of many "common" issues like add, neurological issues, depression etc...<br><br>
when you have those cramps, it is an immune response and it damages the function of your immune system when you have prolonged exposure to protiens that are damaging to your system.<br><br>
You have an intolerance btw, not an allergy. Big diff. If you were allergic, you would be dead.
 

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I've also heard that you can crave what you are allergic to - one theory is that there's an adrenaline rush at the beginning of the immune reaction, and so your brain starts to associate the food with feeling good. Never mind the horrible aftermath <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">.<br><br>
I had a weird reaction to cheddar cheese (I think it's the mold in it I react to - not sure the pathway of the reaction) where I'd get really, really hungry. And then not much would satisfy me except more cheese... not a craving exactly, but once I started... I ended up eating 2/3rds of a huge brick of cheese in a couple of days before I figured out this was a bad, bad thing.<br><br>
On the up side, I've found with the foods I've had to completely cut out that after a time they cease to be 'food' to me. Kind of like dirt or play food or something - that's just not edible. Then again, I'm a little strange <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> .
 
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