Thursday, July 14, 2016

Allergies can cause weight gain. Yes it's true!!!!

Allergies have reached epidemic proportions. 

They now affect at least a third of all Americans. (I am one of them.). Children are developing more allergies for the same reasons their parents are: increasing exposure to toxins like synthetic fragrances in their homes; killing of good digestive bacteria by antibiotics, pesticides, and herbicides; and using antibacterial soaps and cleaning products.

The most common allergic responses are sneezing, itching, watery eyes, coughing, wheezing, and digestion problems. These are all attempts by your body to remove the things that are toxic. 

However, there are other symptoms that people don’t usually recognize as being related to allergies, like fatigue, weight gain, joint and muscle pain, heartburn, brain fog, and mood disorders. These result from the systemic inflammation that allergies create. 

For example, weight gain is often related to allergies. When you have an allergic reaction, your body releases over 200 chemicals into your tissues. Some of these actually make fat cells grow larger. This is why people with allergies are more likely to gain weight.

This inflammation can also produce a wide range of symptoms that mimic other diseases, including fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, ADHD, arthritis, and even lupus. 

This is why allergies are an epidemic. You should be tested for your allergies and adjust your lifestyle accordingly. Not only for your own health but for the loved ones in your life.

Little things make a big difference

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