About Food Sensitivities

It is estimated that up to 12 million Americans have food allergies or food sensitivities. A food sensitivity is an inflammatory response of the immune system to a food trigger or allergen.

Who should be tested and why?

Consideration of food sensitivity testing is a critical component of any comprehensive approach to ill health or disease prevention. Sensitivity testing provides a quick and easy way for practitioners to discover potential causes of sensitivity reactions and sensitivity-related disease. When patients remove reactive foods, they report improvement in symptoms, elimination of long-standing health issues, and, in general, a more satisfying quality of life.

Testing is a good first option in anyone with significant symptoms that don’t have another easily identifiable cause. For many practitioners, food sensitivity testing is an essential part of a whole systems approach that begins with healing the gut.

Common Symptoms and Conditions Associated with Food Sensitivities

  • Asthma
  • Diarrhea
  • Chronic back pain
  • Fatigue
  • Gastritis
  • Headache
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Skin rash
  • Eczema
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Learning disability
  • Asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis
  • Eczema and other skin rashes
  • Weight problems