Food Sensitivities

 

FOOD SENSITIVITY AND INTOLERANCE SYMPTOMS 

Food sensitivities, also known as ‘an intolerance’ can be a pain, literally, and are much more common than you think. They are even more common than a food allergy.  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 after eating certain foods.

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 test your intolerance and sensitivities.

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 food back into your diet so that you can gauge how much of the food your body can tolerate before the symptoms kick in.

Below are seven unsuspecting and very surprising signs that you may have a sensitivity:

1. Fatigue - Common sources: dairy, soy, corn, gluten

2. Joint Pain and Muscle Aches - Common sources: soy, gluten, dairy, eggs, corn, yeast, sugar, peanuts

3. Headaches - Common sources: processed foods, cured meats

4. Weight Gain - Common sources: refined carbs, added sugars, highly processed meats 

5. Mood Swings - Common sources: wheat, dairy, fruit

6 & 7. Anxiety and Dizziness - Common sources: fermented foods (wine, aged cheese, cured meats)

 

Do you experience any of these symptoms up to 48 hours after consumption? Order your test today!