Is your food making you sick?
dverse reactions to foods and food-chemicals can play a role in many common illnesses:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Migraine & Other Headaches
- Joint & Muscle Pain
- Weight Imbalances
Food Sensitivities can be far more prevalent than Food Allergies since a true food allergy only affects approximately 4-6% of the population, whereas Food sensitivities can affect up to 40% of the population. The Mediator Release Test (MRT) is a blood test that tests 170 different food and food chemicals to determine whether or not your body specifically has a negative (or positive) response to a specific food or food chemical.
When your body responds negatively to a food or food chemical, the immune system identifies that food and/or food substance as foreign, which in return triggers immune cells to attack. Powerful chemicals such as histamine, prostaglandins and cytokines are released to destroy these invaders. Which inevitably leads to inflammation and damage occurs leading to symptoms.
When these foods are removed from the diet, it ultimately decreases inflammation which decreases symptoms. Food Sensitivities can be very difficult to diagnose as it can take anywhere from 45 minutes up to 72 hours after ingestion to have a reaction. Therefore we can spend so much time and money guessing without relief.
Our guts are the very core of our health and when compromised can wreak havoc on our bodies and our health. Eliminating food sensitivities can be one vital piece of the puzzle to improving gut health and an overall sense of well being.
If you suspect they are playing a role in your condition, then contact us. We are specialized and will be just what you need to find lasting relief. Contact us today to setup a consultation to find out if your food is indeed making you sick.
Individual Nutrition Therapy
Diets don’t work!
e provide nutrition education, tools and shopping strategies to keep your success in your own hands. Health management is not a sprint; it’s a marathon. And the more control we give to you, the easier it will be to keep yourself on track. Here are some of the areas that we focus on:
- Weight Management
- General Nutrition/Wellness
- Heart Health (High Cholesterol, Lipids)
- High Blood Pressure
- Special Diet Needs (Vegetarian, Celiac Disease, GERD, IBS, etc.)
- Food Sensitivities (refer to “Is your food making you sick?”)