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How to know if you or your child has a food allergy/sensitivity. Know the symptoms.

Have you ever noticed your child having symptoms like nasal congestion, bumps on their arms, dark circles under their eyes, continual gas/bloating or rashes to name a few?  As a new mom, I had no idea that they were related directly to food sensitivities.

I was just reminded today about how far my 7-year old has come since his gut started to heal. When he was just a little guy, he had bumps on his cheeks and eczema on his arms as well as a near constant diaper rash, plus painful bloating, constipation and difficult bowel movements. So much for a little one to go through!

We discovered when he was 2, that he was sensitive to 38 foods including gluten, casein, and eggs. So we had our answer!… but that made it very challenging to feed him when he was little.

It also made it hard on him when he began participating in school events and birthday parties. He’d often feel left out or worried that kids would tease him because he couldn’t eat “normal” food.

To soften the blow, I often hustled to make a GF version of the same cake someone was serving or to bring my own GF pizzas or treats to parties so he wouldn’t feel left out. It was painful for us all to constantly have to be worrying about food.

For years, we couldn’t just relax and show up at a party…we always had to spend extra time, money and effort so that our son had something to eat that wouldn’t have him doubled over in pain.

Luckily, I discovered a probiotic last year that changed both his and my life and gave us back our freedom when it came to enjoying food at events and parties.

 

imageWithin the first few weeks we both tried the probiotic, we noticed a decrease in symptoms. For me, I regained energy and wasn’t constipated anymore. For my son, the bumps on his cheeks and his eczema disappeared. As more time passed, we both got to a point where we could eat eggs, dairy and gluten again.

I so wish we’d understood initially that our symptoms were due to leaky gut which caused food sensitivities. And I wish this probiotic had been available.

Symptoms of food sensitivities and allergies aren’t always obvious in children and adults.

Here are some things to look for if you’re wondering if you or your child has a food sensitivity.

  • Gas, cramps, or bloating
  • Headaches
  • Rash, hives, or itchy skin
  • Eczema
  • Sneezing or congestion immediately after eating
  • Ringing in your ears
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Cramping
  • Heartburn
  • Irritability or nervousness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Sudden drop in blood pressure, trouble swallowing or breathing
 

imageAfter finally pinpointing food sensitivities as the culprit and finding MegasporeBiotic, my son has added dairy to his diet and if he ends up enjoying a gluten-filled cupcake or treat at a birthday party, he doesn’t react. He’s so much happier having that freedom.

You know, it’s hard for a kid to have to worry about his diet all the time…as it is for many of us. And while, in our home we eat a whole foods, paleo-ish, gluten-free diet, it’s such a relief to feel free when we have less control over our food.

If you or your child is still having symptoms of a leaky gut, skin or digestive reactions or low energy, I highly encourage you to look into MegasporeBiotic for your health.

But please note! We didn’t heal by eating a bunch of junk, gluten and dairy. We healed by eating whole foods, no gluten and no dairy while taking the probiotic.

You can’t just eat anything you want, live on high stress and expect a probiotic to do all the heavy lifting. No, you’ve gotta commit to following an anti-inflammatory diet while taking the probiotic. Doing both, gives your body the support and space it needs to repair the gut.

It is BECAUSE we stopped assaulting our bodies with processed and inflammatory foods with the addition of the MegasporeBiotic that I can now add gluten and dairy back to my diet.

You may have seen in a previous email, that I tested out eating gluten while I was in Italy and it was a success! But I do refuse to eat gluten in the U.S. because of how much of our wheat is inundated with harmful pesticides and is bred to be more glutinous but because Megaspore helped me heal, I know that I’ll be just fine if I ever find myself having to eat something that contains gluten.

If you want to improve your health or the health of a child, I recommend trying out MegasporeBiotic for 6-months while eating a whole foods diet. You won’t believe how quickly you’ll start to repair the gut and see food sensitivities and symptoms vanish!

After a year of incorporating it into my healing plan, it’s clear to me, MegasporeBiotic made a major improvement in my life, my son’s life and had a huge impact on our healing.

Warmly,

Jen

p.s. – If you know someone struggling with IBS, Digestive Issues, Thyroid/Autoimmune conditions, diabetes or obesity, please share this post with them. Focusing on whole foods and taking MegasporeBiotic is a powerful first step to healing, having more energy and getting rid of symptoms that slow you down!

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2 thoughts on “How to know if you or your child has a food allergy/sensitivity. Know the symptoms.

  1. Karen Rorvik

    How did you find all the items your child was allergic to? Is there testing that can be done by a doctor?I’m every interested.

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    1. JenWittman

      Hi Karen,

      Yes! There are several different tests a doctor can give to assess food allergies. But you can also do it at home through an elimination test. I’ll love this book for helping parents with that – This is the program http://bit.ly/EliminationDietTLC This is the book – http://bit.ly/EliminationDietBook All great info here.

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