Did you know that stealth food allergies are believed to affect about 60 percent of the population? They can cause everything from sinus congestion to headaches to joint pain to irritable bowel syndrome to flatulence, and they can even do a number on your head.
For example, some researchers believe food allergies are the cause of many cases of attention-deficit disorder—a.k.a. ADD. Food allergies can be either inherited or come on because of continual exposure to the same foods. Bodybuilders tend to eat the same things over and over for months or even years on end, so they are susceptible. Milk, corn and wheat are the most common culprits, but almost any food can cause a reaction in some people. If you suspect food allergies are at the root of your constant indigestion or any of the other symptoms mentioned, see your doctor or an allergist for a simple blood screening. IM
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