New York, NY, June 18, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- What do chronic fatigue, aggressive behavior and ringing of ears have in common? They are all symptoms of someone possibly suffering from a hidden food allergy, according to Leyla Muedin, MS, RD, CDN, a clinical nutritionist and educator at the prestigious Hoffman Center in New York City. To add insult to injury, many are addicted to the very foods that cause them distress. Muedin believes that as many as 60 percent of the population suffers from hidden food allergies.
In her article at www.DrHoffman.com “Leyla weighs in: Hidden food allergies and allergic addiction,” Muedin writes, “Patients often experience short-term relief after ingesting foods that are later demonstrated to be the cause of their chronic symptoms.” Muedin lists various foods and the symptoms they present, and offers advice on how to tell if you’re addicted to a food as well as what to do about it.
For example, wheat and dairy products contain exorphins (they’re like endorphins but not made in the body), which bind to opiate receptors in the brain and produce a euphoric, even drug-like haze. That’s why we reach for cake, ice cream, bread or even potato products to soothe us. Broccoli just doesn’t cut it. Some experience fatigue or brain fog. Others experience emotional lability or sleepiness.
So ask yourself: What foods can’t I live without? What foods do I crave? These are your first suspects.
See the full article, including a list of additional symptoms of hidden food allergy, on the Intelligent Medicine website.
Muedin works alongside complimentary medicine practitioner Dr. Ronald Hoffman, Hoffman Center director and host of the syndicated weekly radio program “Intelligent Medicine.” For more tips about health, wellness and nutrition from Leyla Muedin, MS, RD, CDN, visit www.DrHoffman.com. For more comprehensive services, you can also make an appointment at the Hoffman Center (212-779-1744), or visit the Hoffman Center Store online.