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Food Allergy Testing

Food Allergy Testing

Food Allergy Testing

Check out our recent blog post, Are Food Sensitivities Making me Fat?

There are two types of negative reactions to foods: One is the instant (IgE-mediated) reaction such as rash, itching, or anaphylaxis. Common offenders are shellfish or peanut allergy.

The other type of reaction is more subtle. It is a smoldering and chronic (IgG mediated) reaction with vague symptoms, which you may have unknowingly lived with your whole life. These low-grade reactions can occur at any or all meals, which makes pinpointing the exact food culprit difficult. It’s this second type of reaction that is often a hidden factor in someone’s inability to lose weight, lower blood pressure, or treat any number of other ailments.

Because the successful diagnosis and treatment of subtle food sensitivities is challenging, we recommend consulting with a naturopathic doctor. Working together, you and your doctor will identify the offending foods, develop a nutritional plan for avoiding the sensitivities, and create a gut-healing program that will reduce total body inflammation. Then you can look forward to feeling refreshed, thinner and revitalized!

Signs and Symptoms of Possible Food Sensitivity:

Gastrointestinal

Vomiting, Diarrhea, Bloating or flatulence, Abdominal pain and colic, Loss of appetite, Constipation, Malabsorption, Gastritis or ulcer, Ulcerative colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Celiac Disease, Weight gain

Musculoskeletal

Joint pain, Low back pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid arthritis

Neurological

ADD/ADHD, Headache, Fatigue, Insomnia, Irritability, Excessive restlessness, Depression, Anxiety, Personality changes, Seizures, Migraines

Respiratory

Coughing and wheezing, Chronic runny nose, Asthma, Recurrent bronchitis, Recurrent croup, Recurrent ear infections

Immune

Chronic or recurrent infections, Chronic acne, Canker sores, Eczema, Itchy rash, Hives, Tissue swelling

Genitourinary

Bed-wetting, Bladder infections

Other Issues

Fainting, Hypoglycemia, Anemia, Sinusitis, Irregular heartbeat

Contact HEAL Natural Medicine today to begin testing for possible food sensitivities.