Food sensitivities are on the rise and the same can be said for skin disorders. Looking back even a decade ago, sensitivities to food was not the hot topic that it is today, and going back 50 years ago, it was virtually unheard of.
Food sensitivities are not discussed in mainstream skin care, but they really should be the first thing to consider. We hear a lot about allergies, as these are immediate cause for concern (generally speaking), but sensitivities are almost more dangerous as they they can go undetected, or at least keep under the radar without being questioned. For some, discovering what foods are problematic, could be the answer to their skin issues, for others, it can greatly reduce symptoms and be a step in the right direction to address long term relief.
The tricky thing is discovering what foods you are reacting to. This article I wrote for the Healthy Home Economist can help narrow down a list of common suspects. I also recommend experimenting with the Pulse Test, a simple inexpensive self test you can do at home.
What foods have you noticed are problematic for you? Share below!