6 Foods to Avoid to Combat Allergies, Stress, and Fatigue

Interview: Dr. Donna Perillo.

Dr. Donna Perillo, DC, CNS, NMD; creator of “Arthriticise for Low Back and Neck Pain,” “Decrease Stress and Anxiety in 21 Days,” and the “Habits of Healing” podcast. Dr. Perillo practices at the Chiropractic Healing Center of New Jersey.


Dr. Perillo’s talking points on Foods to Avoid to
Combat Allergies, Decrease Adrenal Stress, and Fatigue

Certain foods increase production of adrenal hormones, leading to increased stress and inflammation. A constant increase in production of these hormones can lead to adrenal fatigue. In this day and age, more and more people suffer with adrenal fatigue because our lifestyle is so stressful. However, what most people don’t realize is that chronic stress takes a toll on their health and well-being.

Conditions and symptoms like allergies, eczema, blood sugar dysregulation, fatigue, digestive problems, anxiety, and depression can be attributed to prolonged or chronic stress. Dietary changes, like eliminating foods that increase adrenal gland output and therefore inflammation can help reduce symptoms of allergy.

Here is a list of 6 foods to avoid to combat these issues:

  1. Gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley and can cause inflammation and increased adrenal hormone secretion.
  2. White sugar. White sugar increases insulin and cortisol levels, which increase inflammation.
  3. Alcohol. Alcohol turns into sugar and is a stimulant that causes overproduction of adrenal hormones.
  4. Fried foods. Fried foods increases inflammatory response in the body.
  5. Dairy. Many people have allergies and sensitivities to the casein found in dairy. This causes an inflammatory response.
  6. Caffeine. Caffeine increases adrenal hormone production.


Available for Interviews: Dr. Donna Perillo

Dr. Donna Perillo is DC, MS, NMD, CNS, is the owner and director of the Chiropractic Healing Center of NJ, a wellness center incorporating chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture, nutrition, and stress management. Her goal is to help her patients create a happy, healthy and vibrant lifestyle by addressing their physical, emotional, and nutritional needs. Here, she weighs in on a common, frustrating topic for caregiver and child alike—eating, and the often lack of variety in the diet of a child.

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