I have slowly become sensitive to a variety of different foods…


I have slowly become sensitive to a variety of different foods that I used to be able to eat. Could this be due to Adrenal Fatigue? If I continue to ignore my AF, is it possible to become sensitive to an even bigger variety of foods? Do people generally start losing that sensitivity as their adrenals start to improve?

Allergic (food or chemicals or sensitivities) and asthma reactions usually have strong adrenal components. Many allergies involve the release of histamine and other pro-inflammatory substances. The body’s response is to produce cortisol, a strong anti-inflammatory hormone. The weaker the adrenals, the higher the frequency of allergies. This is because the more histamine is released, the more cortisol it takes to control the inflammatory response the harder the adrenals have to work to produce more cortisol. When the adrenals are eventually exhausted, cortisol output is compromised, allowing unopposed histamine to inflame the bodily tissues more. This vicious cycle can lead to progressively deepening adrenal exhaustion and producing more severe allergic reactions.