Food Allergy and Chronic Constipation

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A study published in a Scandinavian medical journal found that about ¼ of people suffering from chronic constipation, which did not respond to added fiber in their diet, did respond to a food elimination diet. Wheat, cow’s milk, and egg were the most common food allergens followed by tomato, beef, soy, cocoa, oranges, fish legumes, peas, cauliflower, and beans. Several other studies have shown that milk allergies can cause chronic constipation in children.

Of course, food allergies can cause and aggravate a multitude of symptoms ranging from physical to emotional. One way to determine your food allergies is to do an elimination diet. Another effective and less time-consuming method is NAET. At the Renaissance Medical Centre, we offer this unique testing technique and can assist with desensitizing so that these foods do not need to be avoided for the rest of one’s life.

Terry Pfau DO, HMD