Do food sensitivities get worse if you remove the culprit from your diet
December 18, 2013 7:20 PM Subscribe
Over the last few months I have developed a food sensitivity (I believe
the culprit is rice). It is merely annoying at the moment, but I was wondering what happens when you remove an item to which you are sensitive from your diet? Generally speaking, does your sensitivity get worse?
posted by baniak to Health & Fitness (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I will be getting a qualified medical opinion on this, but I was just curious if sensitivities get worse when you cut the offending item out of your diet. Or would the sensitivity just get worse regardless? I'm inclined to believe that as a 35 year-old who just developed this sensitivity, that it would just get worse no matter what. I haven't cut out rice from my diet, and it has gotten worse over the last few months.
Anecdotally, though, my mom has been battling food allergies for the last 5 years, and it seems like when she accidentally stumbles across the foods that trigger her allergies, her reactions are a lot worse than they were before she cut them out. Also, this rigorously researched Gizmodo article
seems to suggest that if you didn't have a gluten sensitivity and you cut out gluten, then you might have one when you eat gluten again.
Thanks for any insight!