Food sensitivities and related diseases affect nearly 100 million people worldwide. These sensitivities can cause a wide variety of illnesses ranging from skin rashes and headaches to chronic intestinal disease.
The first thing that is the most important thing to understand is the difference between a food allergy and a food sensitivity. A true food allergy causes an immune system reaction that affects numerous organs in the body. Most of the time these reactions can be life-threatening or take the person down for days. This is common in allergies to things like nuts or gluten. A food sensitivity is much less problematic but more of a chronic annoyance. It causes smaller reactions and is usually connected to digestive issues. These are the most common symptoms that people experience with sensitivities:
- Anxiety - Depression
- Bloating - Stomach pain
- Headaches - Sinus issues
- Inability to lose weight
- Impotence - Low libido
- Fatigue - Insomnia
- Joint Pain
- Constipation - Diarrhea
- Poor concentration - Brain fog
- Craving Sugar
It is very important to understand that symptoms from sensitivities can often be delayed. One may not experience any issues until a day or two later making it difficult to pinpoint the culprit. Also, it is not only toxic triggers such as gluten or dairy that cause such a response. In fact, even healthy foods like fish, grains, and vegetables can bring on inflammation.
Often times, food intolerance can occur because of inflammation in the digestive track and or Leaky Gut. Leaky Gut is when you have experienced digestive issues chronically and the lining of the colon becomes weak, letting food particles and toxins leak into the bloodstream. This can be remedied with diet and lifestyle changes. Before you start to get tested for sensitivities, start with my FREE 5-Day Fix to Beat the Bloat. Try to focus on these specifics for at least a couple weeks to see if symptoms subside.
If you have tried eliminating toxic triggers or followed my guide for a bit and are still experiencing issues, then it is time to get tested. The test I turn to for all my clients is from the fully-integrated medical diagnostics company KBMO. Testing involves a simple finger prink and placement of blood on a small card. Then, the sample is sent to the lab with results arriving within 10-14 business days. This test measures sensitivity to over 132 foods, coloring, and additives spanning all the major food groups. If you suspect that you have problems with certain foods, this test will help you get to the bottom of it once and for all.
Want additional guidance before, during, and after your test? I can help! Sign up for a 3-month mentorship with me, which will include an initial 90-minute session with me where we'll conduct the diagnostic test, and five follow-up sessions to work through the elimination of foods, personalized healing protocol, supplement strategy, and health lifestyle changes.
To start your journey with me, sign up for a FREE Consultation today! Or you can shoot me an email at jaclyn [at] jaclynreneewellness [dot] com.
Living in constant pain is not a way to live, and technology has made it possible for us to understand our bodies and take action for our health. If given the opportunity, the body has an incredible ability to heal itself.
XO Jaclyn Renee
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