Food allergies and food sensitivities are two different problems. Allergies can cause more severe symptoms and are more often life-threatening.
Food Allergies & Sensitivities
Here are some of the foods that a lot of people are sensitive to that can cause skin problems.
These can show up as skin irritations, rough scaly patches, cracks in sensitive places, groin rashes, elbow itches, dandruff—and the list goes on.
One of the food groups which you should be suspicious of is processed meats such as hot dogs, lunch meats, ham, bacon, sausage and all the rest of the meats that are processed with preservatives, colorings, and other additives. As a matter of fact, I suspect that this basic ingredient package is added to most or all our processed meats. The preservatives are closely akin to (or might actually be) formaldehyde. It is best to wait until a later date to be embalmed.
Food colorings, nearly all processed foods have colorings added because they must appear nearly perfect to the customer’s eye—no deviations allowed.
Dairy product problems quite often show up in the ears. Most of children’s ear aches are attributed, by some doctors, to dairy products. I get serious outer ear canal “junk” buildup when I eat cheese—even goat cheese. If I eat milk chocolate, my ear canals and my outer ears get a buildup of stuff that looks like heavy, flaky dandruff. Nearly all processed foods, like processed meats, contain milk products of some sort. It is probably added for flavoring.
Fruits & Nuts
Things like lemons, oranges, strawberries, tomatoes and other acidic fruits usually show up as hives, or little bumps on the chest, back, neck—or where ever they want to.
You might want to be suspicious of many of the nuts, especially walnuts and peanuts. As a matter of fact, some nutritionists even say that peanuts should not be eaten by mankind. I like the damn things, but have learned to avoid them.
Gluten food allergies run rampant these days. Also, Gluten can be a real problem since wheat is added to so many of our foods. The processors like to coat our fish and chicken with a batter-mix that contains wheat flower. Even hot dogs have wheat and dairy products. It is cheaper than meat and glues the product together. Also, gluten sensitivities can show up as bowel problems and can be the cause of ear cracks.
The list goes on and on. Please read “Somewhere over the rainbow.”
Perhaps we are being revisited by the old sailor’s disease of scurvy or Beriberi. This can be caused by not enough greens and fish (omega-3s) in our diet. Our diet might be too heavy in starch—as in wheat, potatoes, carrots, corn and other starchy foods.