Food Allergy Symptom Checker

Food allergies are more common than you think. If you feel sluggish and bloated, an unknown food allergy could be to blame. This simple test can help you determine whether or not you may have a hidden allergy that is causing you pain.

Food Allergy Symptom Checker

Print out this scale and take this test to see if you might have a food allergy. If you score 10 or more, it's possible that you have a unknown food allergy and may benefit from seeing your doctor regarding your symptoms.

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Q: I end up overeating because it makes me feel better and I never really get full. I'd like to lose weight but this makes it hard. Any suggestions?

A: Being persistently hungry can cause big trouble. So can overeating for comfort/pleasure. These two behaviors, say researchers from Baylor University's Children's Nutrition Research Center, are controlled deep within your brain by serotonin-producing neurons, but operate separately from each other — one in the hypothalamus, the other in the midbrain. They both can, however, end up fueling poor nutritional choices and obesity.

Eating for Hunger

When hunger is your motive for eating, the question is: "Does your body know when you've had enough?" Well, if you are overweight, obese or have diabetes you may develop leptin resistance and your "I am full" hormone, leptin, can't do its job. The hormone's signal to your hypothalamus is dampened, and you keep eating.

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