Food Sensitivity Testing
Food Sensitivities play a role in many common health conditions. Chronic health complaints such as digestive problems, headaches, joint and muscle pain, and fatigue are all symptoms that can be caused by our immune system’s reaction to foods, additives, or other substances in our diets. Figuring out our sensitivities can be difficult. The reactions may be delayed or dose-dependent, meaning we may not feel the effects of a reaction until many hours or days after we’ve eaten the reactive foods.
Have you considered the following:
- Is it possible that your healthy diet of superfoods could actually be a source of your weight gain?
- If you are following all of the nutritional “do’s” and “don’ts”, why do you still struggle?
- If you’ve tried all the latest medications, why do you feel worse than before?
Food sensitivity symptoms are often chronic because the mediators that make us feel sick are released every time you eat your reactive foods. And the impact may be dose-dependent or interact when two trigger foods are eaten together. To make things worse, some reactions occur 72-hours after ingestion which makes determining trends or patterns difficult.
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about food sensitivities here.
The first step is to do your blood draw and filling out a symptoms survey that quantifies the severity of your symptoms. We receive your results 1-2 weeks after.
Once your results are in, you sit with our staff to plan your diet in 3 phases based on your results. Our clients notice tremendous symptom improvement in the first 30 days. For example, if your symptom score if 160 day 1, but day 30 it’s possible for you to reduce this score by at least 50%. We are here to guide you through this journey.
Food sensitivities have been identified in over 35 different health conditions and affect approximately 20-30% of the American population. Some of the conditions associated with food sensitivities are: Migraines and Other Headaches, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s Disease, Heartburn/GERD, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Autism, ADD/ADHD.
The following symptoms may be associated with food sensitivities:
- Digestive Complaints: diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, gas, distension,
- General Malaise (feeling lousy): fatigue, insomnia, restlessness,
- Emotional Mental State: depression, anxiety, brain fog, irritability,
- Skin Problems: eczema, psoriasis, flushing, itchy skin, rosy cheeks,
- Nasal/Sinus Issues: stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, postnasal drip, sinus pain,
- Weight Management: food cravings, water retention, fluctuating weight,
- Muscle/Joint Pain: aching, stiffness, pain.
Yes! A food sensitivity is a delayed food allergy and also an immune system response (involving white blood cells, IgG, IgM, C3 and C4). Symptoms occur from 45 minutes up to three days after eating the trigger foods.
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