Have you tried many different diets for general health improvement, for pain reduction, for weight loss, or for countering arthritic and inflammatory conditions? Do you have elevated inflammatory markers (such as ESR or hsCRP), osteoporosis, or other chronic health concerns, only to find yourself continuing to be tired, in pain, overweight, or just not getting better? If so, the culprit could be delayed, “hidden” food sensitivities. These are reactions in the body that are quite different from the immediate allergic reactions that some people experience (such as the whiff of peanut butter that sends a grade-school kid to the ER).
Delayed food sensitivities can be very confusing. In medicine they are referred to as Immunoglobulin G (IgG) reactions. Symptoms can present in many different parts of the body, and can include:
- Chronic sinusitis, sneezing, nasal discharge
- Fatigue, especially after meals
- Gas, bloating, diarrhea
- Black circles under the eyes
- Ear infections
- Headaches, migraines
- Watery eyes, itchy eyes
- Itchy skin, skin rashes
- Muscle and joint pain
The good news is that it’s SO easy to have your food sensitivities tested. The test involves a simple blood draw or finger prick, with which either an IgG-only or a combined IgG/IgE test is ordered. The results, which take approximately 2 weeks, clearly delineate how reactive your body is to each individual food item tested.
Once food sensitivities are determined, adopting a bulletproof eating plan by cutting reactive foods out of your diet can make an enormous difference in your progress towards health and vitality. As easy as 1 – 2!
For more information about food sensitivity testing, please ask your healthcare practitioner or contact us.