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Could Your Baby Be Suffering from Food Allergy or Intolerance? - Page 2

Written by Pathways Magazine   
Sunday, 01 June 2008 00:00
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Rashes on the face, in the diaper area, or elsewhere.

  • One study found that 52 out of 52 children with eczema revealed intestinal inflammation even when diarrhea was not present. Biopsies show that intact proteins are being absorbed across the intestinal wall (a risk for immune reactions) at a rate 10 times higher than in normal children.


Red anal ring.

  • A bright red ring around the anus may signal inflamed tissues on the inside.


Sleeplessness, waking with screams.

  • It’s difficult to sleep with a burning, gnawing gut or sharp gas pains.


Gassy baby.

  • Sure, a little gas is normal, but if baby is frequently, uncomfortably gassy, abnormal food reactions may be the source of the problem.


Frequent vomiting or spitting up.

  • Vomiting, spitting up, and reflux often occur when the body’s reaction to foods begins in the throat or stomach.


If your baby has one or more of these signs, be aware that food allergy or intolerance is likely the cause of baby’s distress. Eliminating problematic foods is very important in restoring health and harmony.

For the older child, be aware that signs of food intolerance can include ear infections, chronically stuffy nose, asthma, uncontrollable mood swings, tantrums, hyperactivity, malaise, ADHD, and bedwetting.

Finally, having your child’s spine checked by a doctor of chiropractic may reveal nerve system stress affecting digestion or immune tolerance.

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