There is a tick borne illness that can completely change the types of food you can eat. Alpha Gal Syndrome is caused by a tick bite from the Lone Star tick and possibly others in the U.S.
Clinical Dietician Susan Wright said Alpha Gal Syndrome from a tick bite causes a person to develop an allergic reaction to mammal meat..
Wright said that you may not have the allergic reaction right away, but symtoms occur 2 to 6 hours after exposure to meat or meat products, and the reaction can increase in severity with repeated exposure. She said Alpha Gal Syndrome diagnosis is based on symtoms and a blood test.