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Wouldn't I Already Know If I Had a Food Allergy?Surprisingly, you might not know if you have a food allergy or intolerance. This is because there is usually a delay between the time the problem food is eaten and when the symptoms occur. In the case of PMS and PMDD, symptoms may only be noticed when hormones are fluctuating before your period and you've eaten the food allergen in the previous month.The foods that can cause or aggravate PMS and PMDD symptoms share two characteristics. They are the type of foods we eat every day, and they are the foods most commonly associated with all types of food allergy. That is, if you are susceptible to PMS and you eat your food allergens, you'll experience PMS or PMDD. Another woman, who isn't susceptible to PMS but vulnerable to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, will experience IBS, not PMS, when she eats her particular food allergens.
Most women don't have to avoid their trigger foods all the timeOnce you know which foods have a negative impact on your health and on how you feel, you can choose how much you prefer to avoid them. Just knowing that your premenstrual symptoms are a result of eating certain foods is much less stressful, compared to not knowing or understanding why in the world you feel so awful. Knowledge is power, and knowing that you have the power to remove the source of your symptoms simply by avoiding certain foods is incredibly liberating, even if you choose to occasionally enjoy those foods.
The next section of this article will explain exactly how to detect food intolerances and sensitivities with the most accurate—and least expensive—testing method of all. Your miraculous human body is the most accurate scientific detector ever, and can tell you if a food is a problem for you, without any needles or blood or urine samples. By eliminating and then reintroducing your suspected food allergens, you will experience directly whether a food is a problem for you.
But first, look at the list above and ask yourself two questions: 1) Do I crave any of these foods? 2) Are there any foods there that I love so much that the thought of giving them up is almost painful?
That is your first clue to which foods might be affecting you. It has often been pointed out that people tend to feel "addicted" to the specific foods to which they're sensitive. It's as if that food is an irritant particular to that person, and eating or drinking more of it "scratches an itch." Eating the food temporarily relieves the craving, but fuels the cycle of craving as well.
This helps explain why we say that the most common food allergens are wheat, dairy, sugar, caffeine, and alcohol. Aren't these the items so many of us consume so frequently, crave so much, and feel to be almost integral to our lives?
PMS and PMDD misery aren't always taken seriously enough by doctors, family, and friends. At PMS Comfort, our purpose is to empower and educate you, and to provide real, natural relief so that you can feel great all month long. Our all-natural doctor-designed PMS Comfort is based on decades of experience helping thousands of women recover from what you've been going through.
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