2. Skin Issues
If you have a dairy sensitivity you may notice whiteheads and acne appear after you consume milk products. In fact, there is a huge body of epidemiological research to support a link between acne and rosacea and dairy sensitivity. A 2008 report published by the National Institutes of Health indicated that 10-percent of patients with acne rosacea also suffered from small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), a condition that causes abnormal bacterial growth in the small intestine. The same study showed that removing dairy from the diet resulted in rosacea clearing up considerably.
3. Painful Bloating
Gas pain, bloating, painfully distended belly, embarrassing flatulence—often indicate food sensitivity. If you eat a lot of processed, deep fried foods, you may develop a food backlash with these uncomfortable and awkward side effects if the good and bad bacteria in your gut become imbalanced.
If you’ve recently given up a favorite food because you suspect food sensitivity, mood swings can hit you like a brick wall. If you’ve sworn off refined sugar, gluten, or dairy, you might feel like a drug addict going through withdrawal, but your feelings aren’t far from the truth. Medical doctor, James Braly, who holds the position of medical director of York Nutritional Laboratories and who also wrote the book, Food Allergy Relief, says that foods high in gluten, dairy, and refined sugars are natural opiates and “cravings may actually be a telltale sign of a food addiction”.