Food Sensitivity Testing

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Food intolerance is a common problem nowadays. Unfortunately most people are unaware their disorders may actually be triggered by sensitivity to certain food items. Four out of five Americans are intolerant to at least one food item and the symptoms are often overlooked or mistaken for something else. Nonetheless, it is essential to recognize the signs and symptoms that are commonly associated with food sensitivity in order to be able to address the problem, and this is where food sensitivity testing helps.

Food Sensitivity Testing

Food Intolerance Symptoms

A food intolerance occurs when your body is unable to properly digest your food or metabolize it completely, which can cause a number of symptoms. When you have a food intolerance, your symptoms typically begin a few hours after you eat the offending food. However, the symptoms can be delayed for up to 48 hours. Food intolerance symptoms can continue to bother you for several days, making it difficult to pinpoint which specific foods are causing your symptoms. Typically, the symptoms involve the digestive system, the skin, or the respiratory system. The common symptoms are:

Determining Your Food Sensitivities

You can have a food intolerance to whole foods, herbs, spices, colorings, and additives. Due to the sheer number of possibilities, it can be difficult to find the culprit causing your symptoms. The first step towards figuring out food intolerances is to keep a food diary for two weeks. This may help pinpoint the foods or food groups that you may be sensitive to.

Using an elimination diet can also help you determine which foods you should remove from your diet. Elimination diets are considered the best way to identify food sensitivities and intolerances. This diet removes food items that cause issues in people’s lives. Then, one by one the foods are added back in to see if a reaction occurs. If you would like more information on elimination diets, click here

Common Food Sensitivities

You can have a sensitivity to almost any food; however, there are a few food items that commonly cause individuals problems. Let’s take a look at the top seven foods that people have a sensitivity to.

Dairy – Dairy products contain a sugar called lactose. Lactase is an enzyme created by the body to break down dairy products. If your body does not create ample amounts of lactase, digestive disturbances, including abdominal discomfort, nausea, bloating, flatulence, and diarrhea can occur. Avoiding dairy products is best; however, a digestive enzyme that contains lactase can help reduce symptoms.

Gluten – Gluten is a protein found in certain grains like wheat, rye, and barley. Non-celiac gluten sensitivity causes a number of digestive issues. The only way to manage a gluten sensitivity is to complete avoidance. If you have a gluten sensitivity and ingest gluten, you may experience abdominal discomfort, anemia, bloating, anxiety, depression, diarrhea, constipation, joint pain, headaches, skin rash, and fatigue. Gluten can be found in bread, cereals, pasta, baked goods, sauces, gravies, dressings, beer, and crackers, so it is vital that you read ingredients carefully.

Eggs – Individuals who have an egg food intolerance can experience symptoms such as abdominal bloating, cramping, flatulence, diarrhea, and nausea. Some individuals experience headaches and mental fog as well. Individuals can have a sensitivity to the egg yolk, the egg white, or the entire egg. If you are intolerant to eggs, it can be challenging to cook certain foods. Learning effective substitutions for eggs like applesauce, bananas, and plant-based eggs is vital.

Peanuts and Tree Nuts – When you have a nut intolerance, the body may activate an immune response when particular nuts are consumed. An intolerance to tree nuts or peanuts can cause stomach pain/cramping, bloating, nausea, flatulence, diarrhea, itchy skin, eczema, fatigue, and a runny nose.

Caffeine – Caffeine is a naturally occurring stimulant found in a variety of foods and beverages, including chocolate, coffee, tea, energy drinks, and sodas. Certain individuals cannot properly metabolize caffeine and even a small amount can cause a number of unpleasant symptoms. Caffeine intolerance can cause anxiety, insomnia, restlessness, rapid heartbeat, jitters, and nervousness.

Soy – Soybeans and soy products are rich in nutrients and offer a great source of fiber; however, many individuals have a soy intolerance. This legume can be used to create numerous foods, including tofu, soy milk, tempeh, ben paste, and soy sauce. It can also be used as a meat substitute or a dairy substitute labeled TVP (textured vegetable protein). Soy flour is also used in a variety of condiments and processed foods, so it is important to read labels if you have a soy sensitivity. Soy sensitivities cause bloating, gas, tiredness, diarrhea, and nausea.

Seafood – Do you avoid seafood because you got sick on it in the past? If so, you may have thought you ate bad seafood or undercooked seafood. If you have eaten seafood and experienced diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and nausea, it may have been a seafood intolerance. Seafood intolerances can be divided into three possible categories – crustaceans (shrimp, lobster, crab, etc.), mollusks (oysters, scallops, clams, etc.), and finish (salmon, snapper, tuna, etc.

Ready for a Food Intolerance Test

A food intolerance can vary in severity from individual to individual. Some people will be able to enjoy small amounts of food without experiencing severe gastrointestinal disturbances. Others need to completely avoid all traces of the food.

Almost everyone has, at one time or another, ate something that didn’t agree with them. This may or may not be a sign of a food intolerance. Food intolerances occur when you do not have the enzymes necessary to digest the food. The undigested food particles can cause an immune response that results in abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Food intolerances can also cause other issues including joint pain, eczema, acne, and mood swings.

Rose Wellness offers comprehensive Food Sensitivity Testing. This includes testing for foods, medicinal herbs, food additives and colorings, environmental chemicals, molds, as well as antibiotics and anti-inflammatories.

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