It’s the most FRUSTRATING thing in the world.
You KNOW something’s wrong. You FEEL downright awful.
But whaddaya get from your doc?
MAYBE a shrug… and DEFINITELY a drug.
When the med doesn’t work, he’ll give you another shrug… and another drug.
Lather, rinse, repeat.
Fact is, he has NO CLUE what’s often behind DOZENS of today’s most debilitating conditions, like:
- chronic pain, including joint pain and fibromyalgia
- inflammatory conditions
- digestive struggles, including bowel disorders
- cluster and migraine headaches
- respiratory conditions
- mood disorders, including anxiety and depression
- and more.
But I’ve got a cure for ALL of these “mystery symptoms”… and it’ll cost ya as little as 25 cents.
You won’t find it at the pharmacy counter. It’s not in the vitamin aisle nearby… or tucked away in cosmetics.
It’s in the stationery department!
Allow me to explain….
The culprit that’s hiding in plain sight
A recent study in JAMA Network Open found that adult food allergies are FAR more common than the mainstream had guessed.
Eleven percent of American adults – 26 million people! – have food allergies.
HALF of them developed the allergies as ADULTS… NOT in childhood.
Docs around the country admit they’re STUNNED.
And believe it or not, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Tens of millions more also have food SENSITIVITIES, which are harder to detect. They NEVER show up on the standard skin prick test used for allergies.
In fact, I’ve seen tons of people with CLEAR symptoms from specific foods… but negative on those tests.
Sure, there are food allergy blood panels out there — and while they’re much more reliable than skin testing, they’re not great.
I’d get a 50-food panel for my own patients and then see if it fit the situation.
Sometimes it did, sometimes… not so much.
That’s why docs give up and shrug… and then give you the drug.
But not me…
When medical tests fail, it’s time for some good old-fashioned detective work.
If you dine out a let, get a notebook you can carry with you (a “reporter’s notebook” will often fit the bill, you can slip it in a back pocket or a purse).
This notebook is your food diary. Track what you eat and also your problems… and see if you can spot some patterns.
Sometimes it’s easy and leaps right off the page…
Other times, it’s tough — especially if you eat foods with a lot of additives.
In that case, the best way to be REALLY sure is to pair your diary with elimination and/or rotation diets.
Over time, you’ll be able to match what you ate to your symptoms.
And as you avoid those foods, you’ll see those symptoms practically VANISH.
In Your Corner,
Dr. Allan Spreen