There is a direct connection between what you eat and how you feel.
Are you reacting to some of the foods you are eating and don’t know it? Almost all of us have developed food sensitivities; immune reactions to certain foods you eat. These reactions are delayed and can take several hours to several days to show up. The symptoms are diffuse and could be anything including: digestive changes, sinus congestion or drainage, fatigue, brain fog, insomnia, anxiety,depression, skin rashes, hormone imbalances, and they could even be making you fat!
Most of us don’t even know we are having these reactions because we are eating these foods all the time and therefore we are always reacting. These reactions have now become our norm, and we don’t even realize that we are having symptoms. One example I can give is when I had my own testing done a number of years ago. I felt great and didn’t think some of the foods that came back on my reactive food list were causing any symptoms until I avoided them for a couple of weeks. That’s when I began to notice that I woke up much easier in the morning, and found that I had a clearer mind and was thinking quicker. Symptoms that I had no idea I was having.
The fact that these food reactions are delayed and because many of you don’t even know you are having symptoms from food you are eating, we often recommend a simple blood test to identify which foods may be causing undesired symptoms. The food you eat is the most powerful medicine that you have! Use it wisely!
The testing is easy to have done and requires a simple blood draw. We can test for 96 or 184 foods. It takes about two weeks to get the results. The reactions on the food test will show up with a ranking of +1 to +3 based on the severity of the reactions. We will meet with you to review this list and help you to begin removing the reactive foods from your diet.
The good news is that you can heal from these type of reactions and they are not life-long. Along with avoidance of the reactive foods, we will often recommend a supplement regimen to aid in healing your intestinal inflammation.
The most common benefits patients experience are improved energy, better mental focus, less pain and inflammation, better breathing, weight loss, and improved sleep. These are significant! If you are interested in having your food sensitivity test done, or if it has been more than a year since your last one – give the office a call to arrange a test: 704-708-4404. We can offer this testing anywhere in the country.