When you have GERD, you know how eating the wrong meal, just one time, can ignite acid reflux symptoms of burning, nausea, and belching.
You probably know a list of common foods that will trigger your acid reflux, foods you know you shouldn’t eat. But you should also know that there may be additional foods—unique to you—that can cause your symptoms.
No two people have the same immune system. Many times, this can mean your spouse can eat a certain food without any complications while the same dish will cause you to suffer an acid reflux flare-up.
What you may be experiencing is a food sensitivity.
One of the best ways you can help your body beat acid reflux without medication is by pinpointing which foods spark your symptoms through a food sensitivity test. Here’s what I mean.
The Definition of a Food Sensitivity Test
A food sensitivity test works to measure if you will likely experience a negative reaction when you eat certain foods.
At Carolinas Natural Health Center, we offer something known as an immunoglobulin G (IgG) food sensitivity test.
One IgG test will test your body and search for 184 food sensitivities.
If you want to determine which foods may be causing your problems, then you will need to have your blood drawn for this test. Afterwards, you’ll send a lab your blood sample, and, in approximately two weeks, you’ll find out the results.
How a Food Sensitivity Test Can Help Your Acid Reflux
You may wonder how a food sensitivity test can help your acid reflux and point you toward the healthy foods your body will cooperate with. Here’s how it works.
When you eat a food and experience a strong negative reaction, you can potentially trigger your acid reflux symptoms.
Perhaps you’ve had an inflammatory reaction to a certain fruit since you were a young adult, but you simply weren’t aware of your reaction.
Each time you take a bite of that fruit, your system begins to panic and trigger your painful GERD symptoms.
When you receive the results from your IgG test, you’ll gain insight into what has been triggering the heartburn, bloating, nausea, and other painful symptoms.
You’ll have the information you need to make better choices when you…
- Shop at the grocery store.
- Cook a quick meal.
- Eat at a restaurant.
Will a Food Sensitivity Test Be Enough?
While your food sensitivity test will provide guidance for lessening your acid reflux symptoms naturally, you may need some additional help.
Treating your GERD without medications such as antacids and PPIs can sometimes mean you need to go beyond avoiding your trigger foods.
It’s probably time to take steps to heal your body from the inside out.
To help you reach that goal, Carolinas Natural Health Center offers the Cure Your Acid Reflux Program. We work with each of our GERD patients to empower them to…
- Rid their gut of harmful bacteria.
- Help their gut heal with good bacteria.
- Enable proper digestion with digestive bitters.
- Make wise lifestyle choices to promote healing.
On top of that, we even offer our patients the ability to take the IgG food sensitivity test.
To gain the support, guidance, and direction you need to put a stop to your GERD symptoms, enroll in the Cure Your Acid Reflux Program today.