Food Sensitivities -- How Long Do They Last?
There was a significant increase in intestinal problems, headaches, and joint and muscle pain after the previously eliminated foods were eaten. Their symptoms increased over two weeks with wheat and dairy. Even more than digestive complaints, the joint and muscle pain worsened. By the way, none of the people who reacted negatively to dairy had a lactose deficiency and all had immune system changes that occurred simultaneously with the introduction of these foods.
Bottom line: If some foods you eat result in pain or discomfort, try reintroducing them after a period of total abstinence (three months at least -- one year is better). If the symptoms return, you may need to continue avoiding them.
Jacobsen, M. B., et al. "Relation between food provocation and systemic immune activation in patients with food intolerance," The Lancet, July 29, 2000.
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|Author:||Fuchs, Nan Kathryn|
|Publication:||Women's Health Letter|
|Date:||Apr 1, 2001|
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