Are you curious to find out which foods you are intolerant or sensitive to?
Food intolerances (AKA food sensitivities) is a type of food reaction that is often misunderstood. The wrong foods are often blamed and it’s really hard to track down the offending food or chemical. Even if you do an elimination diet there are many things that can cause food sensitivities. They may even be perfectly “healthy” foods like salmon, lettuce, black pepper, or even a chemical that is in leftovers! 😯
Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance
Although food allergy and food intolerance or food sensitivity are commonly used interchangeably, they actually mean different things. Food allergy is from an abnormal immune response. The immune system sees these types of food as dangerous and generates powerful antibodies to fight them. This results in an inflammatory reaction which we call an allergic reaction. Moreover, food allergies usually trigger an allergic reaction in the body quickly after the consumption of a certain food type. They even occur when the food is consumed in very small amounts and the reaction can sometimes be life-threatening.
On the other hand, food intolerance is a bit trickier to diagnose. The symptoms can be similar to allergic reactions like upset stomach and rashes and itching BUT they can also show up in lots of different and unexpected ways. The symptoms can take up to 72 hours to appear. This makes the cause of food sensitivity more difficult to identify.
Healthy Foods Can Cause Intolerances or Sensitivities Too
You might be surprised to know that even “healthy” foods can cause problems for people. At Cambiati Wellness they run lots of food intolerance tests and have had clients be intolerant to salmon, strawberries, lettuce, black pepper, and other surprising things. They have even had clients be intolerant to leftovers. they have also found that sometimes the very foods that we think of as being safe or healthy are the problem.
Importance of Food Intolerance Testing
As explained earlier, identifying a food intolerance can be difficult and the results may be shocking. It doesn’t always involve obvious reactions like swelling or rashes. Some people may simply feel bloated and discomfort when they eat a certain type of food. This is why it’s important to get tested for food intolerance so that you are able to avoid pinpoint exactly what foods you are intolerant to so that you have a guide rather than just guessing.
In fact, in our practice, we have found that clients who react to lots of food have even falsely identified their most reactive foods as “safe foods” to eat! We had a client who was so reactive to food that she couldn’t travel with her newly retired husband. She was afraid of taking a trip and then feeling so badly that she couldn’t enjoy herself. She felt like she couldn’t eat anything and food had become the enemy. When she felt like nothing would be tolerated she would turn to her “safe food” which was pineapple. It turns out that pineapple was one of the things that she was most sensitive to so by doing a food intolerance MRT test she was able to feel like herself and got back to traveling with her husband!
Food Intolerance Testing Allows You to Make Adjustments to Your Meals
Food intolerance testing allows you to know which foods your stomach is intolerant to and this can help you in many different ways. Once you have identified the type of foods that cause difficulty with digestion or other health concerns, you can make it a point to avoid them. As a result, you can finally say goodbye to unwanted symptoms like bloating, nausea, diarrhea, or an upset stomach.
Is Food Testing Right For Me
Food testing will allow you to be more thoughtful in your eating habits so that you can feel better. If you think that food intolerances are causing your health issues then you can learn more here: If you’re interested in getting tested for food intolerance, please visit our website for more information.
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