By Alane Stieglitz, ND, CNC
Are you suffering from food intolerance, food sensitivity, a food allergy, or a food additives reaction? Do you need a gluten-free diet? Let’s find out!
Food Intolerance? Do you feel like you are eating the food causing digestive conditions, allergic reactions, or other health symptoms? Even a small amount of the food you are reacting to can lead to symptoms of food intolerances.
If you have watched any of my videos on food intolerance, I am sure you know my #1 food intolerance that led to weight gain, bloating, and an upset digestive system. I love making a dish with root vegetables. I love to cook chicken or turkey with a mixture of sweet potato, acorn squash, parsnips, carrots, and a side of greens. There was no way the lab knew about my favorite recipe, so when I got my food intolerance test results back and parsnips were toxic for me, I giggled and then changed the formula.
Plus, having celiac disease, I learned what other proteins in grains were causing allergic reaction symptoms. I would have GI distress and brain fog if I ate wheat gluten, but I needed to learn about the other proteins in grains and if they were leading to autoimmunity, which they were. It turned out that all of the grains had to be removed from my diet since grain protein involves the immune system, and I needed to stop my symptoms.
These are all excellent questions. We hear them pretty much every day at Nutritionally Yours. I even started questioning some food I was eating recently and had a funny feeling that something was causing a problem. I thought it was food intolerance, but I had no idea which food or foods I was reacting to. I had to find out if I had one (a food intolerance) and what I needed to stop eating to feel better.
Did you grow up being told you had lactose intolerance? I did too. But in reality is the protein in dairy, called casein, that was the problem.
The food intolerance test that I run in the office tests for 200 food “proteins” + food additives, and we can add a comprehensive gluten test to it.
I am a firm believer in testing, not guessing. Before I took my son off gluten, I did a test on him too. Many people have heard the story of him being allergic to the sun, and when I took out the food proteins involving his immune system, he was fine.
Would you like to find out if you have a food intolerance? Give our office a call and make an appointment.
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Medical disclaimer: Nutritionally Yours is not a medical clinic. Testing cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor. We have a nutritionist, naturopath and a medical doctor on staff to help you feel your best.