Food allergies can be devastating, and we understand that. They can seriously impact your life and can even force you to quit friendly sittings. If you’re one of those people that have noticed or suspect that you’re allergic to certain food items, there’s a simple fix.
Food allergy testing kits will help you know which food items you are allergic to, and while they are not a perfect replacement to clinical diagnosis, they come pretty close, and that too at a fraction of the cost.
You can be allergic to all kinds of food items. Some people have sensitivity to peanut butter, while others are lactose intolerant. A food allergy testing kit will point you in the right direction and will help you manage your allergy so that you can lead a fulfilling uncompromised life.
Food Allergy? Or A Minor Sensitivity?
People tend to confuse a food allergy with sensitivity. A food allergy is accompanied by a serious reaction to a certain type of ingredient that can trigger an autoimmune response in the body.
The most common allergens include milk, fish, wheat, gluten, and soy. While the list is non-exhaustive, a simple food allergy testing kit will help you understand what you’re allergic to, so you can manage your diet accordingly.
Food sensitivity, on the other hand, refers to the inability of the body in processing or digest some food items. While this can lead to bloating, stomach pain, or skin problems in severe cases, the symptoms are not as severe as those of food allergies.
Common Food Sensitivities/Allergies
The most common foods that you need to be wary of include
Visiting a Doctor Vs. Diagnosing at Home
If you’re experiencing chronic diarrhoea, or persistent bloating coupled with problems like rashes then it is best to visit a doctor. But if you suspect that
certain food items are the culprit that aggravates your symptoms, and are feeling stable, then a food allergy testing kit is the cheaper and more prudent
Visiting a doctor is usually much more expensive and can require many more tests before a problem can be pinpointed. Food allergy testing kits offer an inexpensive solution that bypasses the laborious elimination diet method that can take a long time and careful attention.
So should you get one? Definitely, we believe in living life to the fullest, which means avoiding what triggers your allergies and managing your life around the problem-causing ingredients.
How Does a Food allergy testing kit Work?
Food testing kits are simple and can be ordered easily; they are simple and safe to use. A Test Your Intolerance food testing kit can use strands of hair or finger-prick blood samples, to test if you’re allergic to or intolerant towards certain food items.
Written by Dr Enzo Fornari, trained as Pharmaceutical Biotechnologist, with PhD qualification in Biophysics and surface analysis. Dr Enzo is employed by Healthy Stuff as a Scientific Researcher: validating our tests, researching new testing methods and ensuring best practice in the lab. You can check out his profile here.
A food allergy testing kit can improve your quality of life significantly by pinpointing what you need to avoid at the fraction of the cost of clinical diagnosis. Problems like stuffy or runny nose shouldn’t be avoided when they can be managed by an inexpensive test and avoiding certain foods.