Is your tiredness driving you nuts?
Have you been to every possible type of doctor but no one can seem to find out what’s wrong with you and why you’re tired?
Sometimes this happens because doctors only get so much training and many of them specialize in one area.
It’s time to start thinking outside the box and find some other reasons for your tiredness. Did you know there are two ways protein can cause you to have a case of serious tiredness?
1. Protein Allergy
2. Protein Deficiency
Protein Allergy Leaves You Saying, “Protein Makes Me Tired”
Well if you ever had allergies in the past, then perhaps you know that protein allergy can make you feel tiredness for seemingly no reason at all.
People are becoming easily allergic to peanut protein – and rates of this allergy are rising every year for some unknown reason.
Almost every food has proteins in it that can cause allergies. And many allergies will be associated with making a person feel tiredness from allergy.
You may have even said, “Protein makes me tired.” It’s not really the protein that makes you tired; it’s the protein allergy that makes you tired.
The allergy reaction is wearing on the body and brings you tiredness. The immune system cells are working overtime, and this is what pulls the energy from the rest of the body.
A protein allergy could be an allergy to milk, casein in the milk, eggs, beef, lamb, turkey, duck, chicken, capon, rabbit, bison, buffalo, pork, shellfish or fish.
In severely allergic people, the smell of the food cooking is enough to send symptoms. Severely allergic people could also react if a non-protein food is sautéed in a pan that previously cooked a type of protein they are allergic to.
It’s a life of walking on pins and needles because an allergic person cannot truly trust that those who don’t have allergies understand the severity of the problem.
How To Diagnose A Protein Allergy
The best way to determine whether or not you have a protein allergy is to order a test called the ALCAT test.
This test will analyze your blood for these allergies by adding the protein of hundreds of foods to the blood.
If there’s a clumping reaction in the test tube, there will be a clumping reaction in your bloodstream as well once the foods are eaten.
Once you discover what you are truly allergic to – proteins or other foods – then you can avoid the foods for a few months and see if this decreases your symptoms.
If you no longer say, “Protein makes me tired” anymore, then the break from the food helped eliminate the sensitivity.
Protein Deficiency Leaves You Tired
Protein deficiency doesn’t only happen in foreign countries where the people are impoverished. It also happens here in the U.S., in Australia, in the U.K., in Russia and even in remote island locations such as the Philippines.
When you think of a protein deficiency, you may think of the photos you have seen on television where the young children are very skinny and have big bellies.
This is definitely one of the signs of a protein deficiency, but it is generally a more advanced sign of protein deficiency.
With not enough protein, there isn’t enough muscle mass left on the skeleton because the muscle has been used for energy. The belly is big for two main reasons
1. The protein contains sulfur which keeps away parasites – and since the children don’t have enough protein, they get parasites. The parasites fill up their belly.
2. When the body doesn’t have enough protein, edema or swelling will set in. The edema could be in the belly or in the other parts of the body.
The one characteristic of this type of protein deficiency is extreme fatigue, extreme tiredness. Protein is necessary in the body for synthesizing enzymes essential to metabolism and all biochemical processes.
Protein is also essential for synthesizing new tissues and cells of each organ. That’s why you see wasting as a result of protein deficiency.
But in developed countries, protein deficiency may look different. The person ends up getting wider and larger. This is because he or she is eating carbohydrates and fat to make up for a lack of protein.
Fat puts on weight. Carbohydrates cause higher amounts of insulin to be produced and insulin makes the body store fat and grow wider.
More people in the U.S. and other developed countries have protein deficiency than realize it.
Quite a few are on vegetarian diets that are really nothing more than a diet of carbohydrates and fat; this is why you will see overweight vegetarians.
How To Diagnose A Protein Deficiency
The best way to find out if you have a protein deficiency is to get a laboratory test for total protein and albumin levels.
If both are low, there’s a protein deficiency. And correcting it could be the end of your tiredness.