Have you regularly experienced frustrating fatigue, brain fog, stomach upset, and more, but you cannot pinpoint what may be the cause? Are you concerned that you may be eating foods that your body is unable to properly process? Many people live with food allergies, which are often easily identifiable because of the quick and intense reactions they can trigger. However, food sensitivities, or intolerances, can be less detectable but still damaging to your everyday lifestyle. Learn more about what and how undetected food intolerances could be impacting your daily diet and life during a consultation with Dr. Negin of Infinite Wellness Vitality Center in California!
What Are Food Sensitivities?
Food sensitivities are physical reactions to certain foods. Unlike food allergies, they do not trigger the immune system and may take longer to manifest. Once the particular food is ingested, it make take anywhere from a few hours to up to 48 hours for you to experience symptoms.
While they may trigger some symptoms similar to food allergies, the symptoms from food sensitivities are often less intense or serious. Many of them are directly related to just digestive issues, but common symptoms from food intolerances include:
- Acid reflux
- Brain fog or forgetfulness
- Digestive pain or stomachache
- Eczema, rash, or other skin irritation
- Headaches or migraines
- Joint pain
- Unexplained changes in weight
It is important to remember that symptoms will be experienced differently for each person and food.
How Are They Identified?
Food sensitivities can be difficult to identify as they are often subtle. However, an elimination diet can help you identify which foods may be causing you problems. During an elimination diet, possibly intolerable foods are removed from your diet and then gradually reintroduced.
Common food sensitivities or foods tested with this treatment method include:
- Caffeinated products
- Citrus products
- Dairy products
- Gluten, grain, or wheat products
- Legumes (beans, lentils, soy products)
- Nightshades (eggplant, peppers, potatoes, tomatoes)
Food sensitivities can occur for a variety of reasons, whether it is a lack of an enzyme for the proper breakdown and digestion of food or an inability to process certain chemicals or toxins. While an elimination diet may not fully explain why you are experiencing a food intolerance, it could help you identify them nonetheless.
Am I a Good Candidate?
While an elimination diet can be a safe and effective method to identify food sensitivities, it requires a certain degree of commitment. However, most people concerned about their relationship with food and possible negative aspects could benefit from discovering potential food intolerances.
It is important to seek proper medical guidance during the entire process. Our care can help you identify foods that may be the cause of your symptoms as well as make the proper recommendations for improving your diet.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Concerned food sensitivities may be impacting unknowingly impacting your diet and daily life? Contact us today at Infinite Wellness Vitality Center and schedule your consultation with us in California! Dr. Negin can help you understand how some foods could be negatively affecting you. Start your journey to gaining a better understanding your personal relationship with food!