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6 Physical Symptoms You Wouldn’t Think are Related to Food


Over 200 physical symptoms, conditions and diseases that you wouldn’t think are related to food can actually be caused or worsened by food.  We eat food every few hours, all day long; it is the main substance that we ingest yet many of us refuse to believe its impact on the body.  “The incidence of diet-related problems is greater than the incidence of any other type of illness affecting mankind.”  James Breneman.  What are 6 of these diet-related problems?

Bedwetting – When children pass the age of 5 and they are still wetting the bed, they are usually reacting to a food.  The most common culprits are dairy, wheat and sugar.  What happens is that the bladder becomes inflamed from any of these foods and swells to such a degree that it cannot hold as much urine and therefore needs to be emptied more frequently.

Excessive drooling – When children drool excessively (other than when teething) or unintentionally spit while talking due to an excessive amount of saliva, they are most likely reacting to one or more foods.  Dairy and wheat are the biggest contributors to this challenge.

Growing pains – When all children are growing at a rapid pace, why do only some of them experience “growing pains?”  Why wouldn’t they all experience this phenomenon at one time or another?  Joint pains are an adverse reaction to food [dairy, wheat, beef and the nightshade family of foods (potatoes, tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, eggplant, pimentos, paprika, and cayenne peppers) are the usual culprits], a mineral deficiency or dehydration.

Nose picking – When children become chronic nose pickers, they are trying to remove the mucus that has built up inside their noses.  That mucus comes from mucus forming foods such as dairy, wheat, sugar and other common allergens.

Overweight – When children become overweight there can be a number of contributors.  If they are reacting to an inflammatory food, there will be swelling in the body that will add many unnecessary pounds.  Also, when we react adversely to a food, we cannot properly absorb its nutrients.  When that happens, our body is continually hungry, searching for the nutrients it needs but is lacking.  The trick is to determine the foods to which we are reacting adversely.

Reading, Drawing and Writing Changes or Challenges – When children are suddenly unable to colour within the lines in a colouring book or they draw skulls or bloody knives in dark colours, they might have just consumed a problematic food.  When children’s writing is extra large, extra small, backward, dyslexic or messy or if they cannot write at all, they might be reacting adversely to foods.  Dr Doris Rapp wrote a book called “Is This Your Child?” and it is excellent at showing the various writing and drawing styles as well as other symptoms depending on what each test child ate.

I encourage all parents to detect any foods to which your child is reacting adversely.  What we eat affects every single area of our lives.  If you need any help, I am only a phone call away.

How about you? Can you relate to any of these symptoms above? I’d love your feedback! And feel free to leave a link back to your own blog too if you have one via the commentluv feature here on the site.

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Meredith Deasley

Certified Life Coach, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Spiritual Vitality Expert - Published Author, Speaker, and Teacher.

1 Comment

  1. C. Lacey on May 13, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Regarding bedwetting, I think injuries can be a factor with older kids. My 11 year old son injured his ankle, and was bedridden for 2 weeks. Our doctor prescribed a mild pain pill, and told my son to drink plenty of water, which he did. Because it was painful taking off, or putting on underwear, my son asked me if he could sleep naked, and I told him that it would be okay, besides, it was fairly warm at this time. I had already put a plastic mattress cover under his bed sheet, just in case. One morning I went into his room to check on him, and he was laying naked on top of his bed sheet sound asleep. I noticed that he had drank all of his water that I had left on his nightstand. I sat on the bed next to him, rubbed his tummy, and whispered, “Honey, it’s time to wake up and go potty.” He began to stretch his arms and legs, like he was waking up, then he peed. I tried waking him up while he was peeing, but it was too late, as he really soaked his bed sheet. He sort of became awake when he was almost finished peeing, and slowly sat up in bed. He saw me, and said that he was sorry, but he couldn’t hold it, as he had to go real bad. I just hugged him, and told him not to worry. This was the only bedwetting incident he ever had, and I blame it on the injury, meds, and drinking lots of water.

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