Food SensitivityUnderstand more about your body and the cause of symptoms.
Food Sensitivity. Understand more about your body.
Food sensitivities, also known as ‘intolerances’ can be a pain, literally, and are much more common than you think, far more common than a food allergy. This is mainly due to the fact that it is easy to dismiss the symptoms as something else because the onset of symptoms is usually slower, and may be delayed by several hours, sometimes up to 48, after eating the culprit food.
To make things even more confusing, two people may be sensitive to the same food but experience different symptoms. People can usually tolerate a reasonable amount of the food that they are sensitive to, but if they eat too much they will get symptoms because their body cannot tolerate certain amounts. Food sensitivities can even trigger the onset of a chronic illness or make symptoms worse which is why it is important to get tested.
After identifying the foods that you are sensitive to, it is important to eliminate these foods from your diet for at least a month before you start introducing it back into your diet. We would advise that you slowly re-introduce the culprit food back into your diet so that you can gauge how much of the food your body can tolerate before the symptoms kick in.
Once you receive your results, you can seek advice from our in-house nutritionist who will help you take the next step in taking back control of your health and diet. They can help you ensure your body is still getting all the nutrients it needs through alternative sources if you do need to eliminate a certain food or food group from your diet.
Many people think that a reaction to a food sensitivity is digestive related but below are six unsuspecting and very surprising signs that you may have a sensitivity:
- Fatigue (Common culprits: Dairy, soy, corn, gluten)
- Joint Pain and Muscle Aches (Common culprits: Soy, gluten, dairy, eggs, corn, yeast, sugar, peanuts)
- Headaches (Common culprits: Processed foods, cured meats)
- Weight Gain (Common culprits: Refined carbs, added sugars, highly processed meats)
- Mood Swings (Common culprits: Wheat, dairy, fruit)
- Anxiety and Dizziness (Common culprits: Fermented foods (wine, aged cheese, cured meats))
Do you experience any of these symptoms up to 48 hours after eating a certain food?
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Allergy & Intolerance Tests
Our most accurate home-to-lab allergy and intolerance test from a small finger-prick blood testing kit delivered to your door.
Send us a small hair sample and within 7 working days, you'll have your comprehensive report identifying trigger items.
Simple tests for understanding your body quickly with these concise tests. Knowledge is power with these easy to use tests.