View Full Version : Allergies and Diet. Is There a Connection?

06-07-2014, 06:46 PM
In the last two months, I have committed to a healthier diet of stuff that is not crap. Nothing I've made is anything I will ever try to impress the 11th (or 12th) Doctor with if he crashes in my yard, but it's not crap. I can't emphasize enough how not crap the things I'm putting in my body are.

I've noticed quite a few changed in my health. Nothing major, but enough to notice that my diet along with some of the other healthy things I'm doing are the main reasons behind the changes. (Diet leads to third arms growing from the cranium right?)

One of the things I noticed is that my sense of smell seems to be improving. I've always lived in this state of perpetual allergies, which if you've smelled the things I have to deal with throughout the day you would be grateful for. There are moments of clarity where I'll smell something very strongly and then I stuff right back up again. But since I've made these dietary changes, I've noticed my allergies aren't so strong that they completely block out the sense of smell.

Am I alone in this, or is there a correlation between diet and allergies?

06-07-2014, 07:18 PM
No idea, but my brother has terrible allergies, and absolutely dreadful eating habits, so who knows...

06-07-2014, 08:41 PM
You could have food allergies.
Or, since you are now giving your body better fuel, which will improve it's health, it could be better equipped to fight the non-food allergies that you have.
It's amazing what the body can do if you give it some high quality fuel and a little exercise.

07-21-2014, 10:21 PM
Hi, I am a long-time allergy sufferer - I had both classical food allergies as a child and I too improved my allergy symptoms (skin and respiratory ones) after I switched to a cleaner diet - I still need my meds though. To me, allergies and especially asthma proved to be a blessing - I wouldn't have bothered with clean air, plenty of water and quality food unless my body would immediately react to crap.

09-24-2014, 05:31 AM
I think it depends on each person's body but Id talk to a doctor about it.

Friendly Frog
09-24-2014, 03:24 PM
It wouldn't surprise me. A while ago there was an interesting documentary (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04g507y) on BBC looking into a possible link between gut bacteria and allergies. Research is still ongoing but it looked intriguing.

Although, like other have said, undetected food allergies may have a part to play as well.

09-25-2014, 01:10 PM
Food allergy can be tough ... even dirt or mosquitoes can cause allergies
You're somewhat deprived as you are allergic to it.
If you don't want to be itching or have swollen face,
the least thing is to avoid it ... it saves the hassles
However, there are substitutes to check out and you can ask a local nutritionist.

09-25-2014, 04:48 PM

[I]t turns out avoiding certain foods -- and adding more of others -- can affect your likelihood of developing seasonal allergies, as well as the severity of your symptoms. "It's a life choice, not a meal choice," says Bielory, an allergy specialist at Rutgers University's Center for Environmental Prediction and a physician at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Jersey.

Some people seem to think so. Although, Good God! The number of "anti-allergy diet" links I got Googling that was just... well... googling.