Food Sensitivity Testing in Austin
You may have heard the old saying “One man’s food is another man’s poison” before. Simply stated, different people can have very different reactions to the same type of food. Food sensitivities exist when an individual’s body has difficulty with the digestion of certain foods or food groups. Food allergies exist when a food or liquid triggers an adverse response in the immune system. This can take the form of swelling, itching, redness, rashes and difficulty breathing soon after consumption of the particular substance.
Unlike food allergies, whose symptoms are quick and apparent, the symptoms of food sensitivity are not quite as immediate or obvious. Below are a few potential indicators that you could be suffering from food sensitivities.
- Mood Swings
- Joint Pain
- Muscle Pain
Following are some of the more common food sensitivities, which can cause digestive problems and the health issues listed above.
- Dairy products like cheese and milk
- Chicken grown with antibiotics and hormones
- Shrimp, Mussels and Prawns
- Peanuts & Walnuts
- Potatoes & Corn
- The majority of fruits
- Aspartame & Sugars: white, brown and fructose
- Yeast-based foods
- Refined carbohydrates like white flour
- Many spices and herbs
There are a number of different tests that can be conducted to determine if you have food sensitivities. We provide ALCAT testing at our Austin clinic. This specialty test uses proprietary technology to measure how blood cells react to about 200 different common foods and chemicals. The ALCAT test is effective at identifying certain types of foods that you may be intolerant to. This in-depth clinical assessment helps patients understand what foods and substances they should avoid. Diagnosing food sensitivities and making the appropriate dietary adjustments can help restore your immune system, increase energy and improve your overall health and wellbeing.
If you are interested in food sensitivity testing in Austin, please fill out the form above, or give our office a call for more information.