Food sensitivities can have widespread implications on systems throughout the body.
Some of the symptoms commonly seen with food sensitivities include: abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, reflux, bloating, gas, food cravings, inability to lose weight, water retention, sinus congestion, chronic sinusitis, frequent sneezing, wheezing, migraine headaches, ear infections, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), itchy or watery eyes, sore throat, depression, anxiety, mood swings, irritability, fatigue, hyperactivity, insomnia, recurrent infections, skin rashes, hives, joint pain, arthritis, muscle aches, chest pains, and more.
Because we are exposed to so many different types of food every day, it is very difficult to isolate which food products may be causing problems for you. More and more people are realizing that they are sensitive to gluten, and that is certainly one thing we investigate. Casein proteins (found in milk and dairy products) are another common sensitivity. Egg and soy products also frequently provoke symptoms of food sensitivity. Often, we will use a panel of tests that look at how your body’s white blood cells interact with 200 different foods, food additives, spices and herbs (both medicinal and culinary). By detecting which food antigens could potentially be triggering your symptoms of food sensitivity, we can often help you adjust your diet in a way which will eliminate, or at least minimize these symptoms.