Food Sensitivities

If you feel this way, or know someone that does, consider some important facts:

  • Medical research has shown that sensitivities to foods and food-chemicals can be involved in a wide array of painful symptoms and chronic health problems.
  • If foods and additives in your diet are causing your illness, whatever you are taking will ultimately fail because of persisting symptoms.  The underlying cause of the symptoms will need to be addressed.
  • Many medications have side effects that can lead to other health problems, and they don't treat the underlying cause.
  • If food sensitivities are causing your illness and you don't properly address them, you could easily end up suffering for many years, spending thousands of dollars for treatments that will never work the way you want.

Millions of Americans suffer from food sensitivities.  Conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), bloating, acid reflux, migraines, weight imbalances, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, skin eruptions, brain fog and many other uncomfortable lingering health problems are often directly related to specific immune reactions to the foods we eat.  Even so-called healthy foods can provoke symptoms in sensitive individuals.

The first thing a food sensitivity sufferer needs to do is identify their trigger foods and food-chemicals.  This can be easier said than done.  Food sensitivity reactions may be delayed by hours or even days after ingestion.  If you suspect food sensitivities, would you consider that the headache you have right now was caused by something you ate yesterday?  Often food sensitivities are dose-related.  This means a small or moderate amount of a reactive food may not cause any noticeable symptoms, but a larger amount does.

Even worse, perhaps you eat 2 or 3 moderately reactive foods at the same time, and you get symptoms.  But if you ate only 1 of those foods, you would not.  If that wasn't enough of a challenge, reactive foods vary widely from person to person, even if they have the same symptoms, and there are usually many reactive foods and food-chemicals, not just one or two.

It is important to keep track of some of your reactions and symptoms, after eating a food.  What happens if you eliminate it, or try it again?  The best plan is to determine what these sensitivities are, so you can start feeling better.  This translates into faster and more complete relief.  After we do sensitivity testing you will know where to start.  For those people who desire additional support beyond the testing alone, we offer dietary counseling.  Dietary care ensures eating correctly while avoiding the foods and food chemicals that directly work against your health.

We want to help you, as we have helped thousands of patients, turn years of suffering into a bright, happy, healthy future free of the symptoms that once seemed an inescapable part of life.