What is a food sensitivity?
A food sensitivity is an immune response to a certain food that your body has a difficult time digesting.
It’s different than a food allergy because a food allergy is an immediate reaction.
Think about the child who is allergic to peanuts.
We know they have an allergy because within minutes of eating them they start to feel itchy, get a rash and their throat begins to close.
Food sensitivities are different because they are delayed responses, where symptoms may not appear for hours or maybe even days.
This makes them more difficult to pinpoint without testing.
Symptoms of food sensitivities include headaches, fatigue, gas/bloating, acid reflux, diarrhea, constipation, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, dark circles under the eyes, thyroid dysfunction, weight loss resistance and so much more.
Common causes of food sensitivities include consuming too much of one food, leaky gut syndrome, poor gut microbiome, chronic stress and an over-worked immune system.
Food sensitivities, although they are not fatal, can create systemic inflammation.
The problem with systemic inflammation is that it is the starting point for many other disease processes.
Heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, autoimmune diseases and even cancer can start with increased systemic inflammation.
At Landmark Family Chiropractic one of the services we offer is food sensitivity testing.
The test that we use in our office screens for 208 different food sensitivities.
Eliminating food sensitivities and creating unique nutritional guidelines, has helped many of our patients overcome chronic pain, fatigue, acne, gastrointestinal dysfunction, poor immune system function and many other chronic inflammatory conditions.
Improving your health isn’t just about following the newest trending fad diet.
It’s about being specific with what your bodies needs as an individual.
If you’re looking for a way to improve your health but don’t know where to start, call Landmark Family Chiropractic at 215-693-5488 or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to helping you achieve optimal health.