B. Mind and Body 1. American doctors who have treated food allergies and intolerance have said that such sensitivity can cause a lot of mental problems and illnesses. 2. Reports for mental disorders that were apparently caused by foods began with the work of ecologists.
Abstract: Food allergy is defined as an adverse immunologic response to a dietary protein. Food-related reactions are associated with a broad array of signs and symptoms that may involve many bodily systems including the skin, gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts, and cardiovascular system. Food allergy is a leading cause of anaphylaxis and, therefore, referral to an allergist for appropriate and timely diagnosis and treatment is imperative. Diagnosis involves a careful history and diagnostic tests, such as skin prick testing, serum-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) testing and, if indicated, oral food challenges. Once the diagnosis of food allergy is confirmed, strict elimination of the offending food allergen from the diet is generally necessary.
Added sugars can cause inflammation and damage to arterial walls which can result in heart disease. A large study in 2014 showed people who eat the most sugar have almost doubled the risk of heart disease verses people who eat less. Also, type 2 diabetes is on the rise it has tripled among children in the last 10 years (Sugar Surprise). Subject B, Point 3: In “Chocolate, Fast Foods, and Sweeteners: Consumption and Health “by Marlene R. Bishop, she claims based on observations that the artificial sweetener saccharin causes bladder cancer in lab rats (19). Bishop also claims that the most health issues reported have been headaches which have been linked to aspartame, another artificial sweetener (20).
Many people claim to be lactose intolerant. That select amount of people, who have not been diagnosed with lactose intolerance, have low levels of lactase but are still able to digest milk products with low to no problems at all. Those people do not have a lactase deficiency. If a patient is actually lactose intolerant, their lactase deficiency leads to symptoms after you eat dairy foods (Lactose Intolerance). Lactose intolerance is usually harmless, but its symptoms can be uncomfortable.
If you have 4 to 5 of these symptoms, you are probably experiencing serious problems with food. However, if you have at least 6 of these symptoms, you are most likely to have an addiction to food. A questionnaire developed by researchers at Yale University's Rudd Center for Food Science and Policy may be useful in identifying food addiction. To find out if you have an addiction to food, ask yourself if you: • Continue eating certain foods even after you're full • End up eating more than you had planned when you start eating certain foods • Eat even to the point of feeling sick • Worry about not eating certain foods • Worry about limiting certain foods • Go out of your way to certain foods To test if your eating behaviors affect your personal life, ask yourself
Tolerance is caused due to the ability of brain to adapt to or compensate for the presence of a chemical. The development of tolerance after being repeatedly exposed to a particular drug can be explained through two possible biological processes. One of the processes involves a decline in the concentration of the particular drug at the effector site due to changes in the distribution, excretion, absorption and metabolism of the drug. The second process involves changes in the sensitivity towards a drug due to adaptive changes which diminish the earlier effects of a drug. The nervous system has the ability to adapt and as a result, reduces the earlier effects of a drug through the use of two methods.
When smell and taste become stops working, we cannot sense aroma of food, we do not socialize much, and feel worse. These senses also have a survival function in our lives as they warn us from dangers i.e. fire, poisonous fumes, and spoiled food. Loss of the sense of smell indicates sinus disease, growths in the nasal passages, or brain tumors (Margolis, 2012-2014)
Health problems are defined as “a state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain” (The Free Dictionary). The health problems that can develop by eating fast food frequently are a higher chance of becoming obese, developing cancer, heart diseases, and many more. These scenarios can also be developed genetically, but in the society we are living in today, eating
What Causes Food Addiction? There are many factors that may contribute to food addiction, including social, biological, and psychological reasons. Social factors that may contribute to a food addiction a disruption to the family function, stressful life events, peer pressure, child abuse, a lack of support, and social isolation. The biological causes of food addiction may be as a result of certain medications, a hormonal imbalance, family history of addiction, and abnormalities in the structure of the brain. As far as psychological factors are concerned this could be as a result of being the victim of a distressing event, including physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.
However, according to the Food Additive Association of Australia, even though additives may not reveal problems on a short term basis, 12.5% of Australians have had adverse reactions to approved additives. Additives give food a marketable quality, which generally leads them to causing allergic reactions in some people. Some of these reactions include problematic digestive disorders such as diarrhoea, nervous disorders such as insomnia, respiratory problems such as sinusitis and asthma and skin irritations such as itching, swelling and rashes. The food most commonly responsible for these attributes