What is Food Sensitivity?
The term "food sensitivity" is often used to describe a delayed immune reaction to a food.
While food sensitivities are not generally life threatening, they do have the potential to contribute to other health issues. Food sensitivities are the result of an unhealthy intestinal lining and often lead to a delayed immune response. This response can take 6-72 hours, making it difficult to relate a specific food to the corresponding health consequence.
Food sensitivities can be challenging to identify without testing since symptoms may range from gastrointestinal issues to mental or emotional distress.
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Food sensitivities can directly affect the immune system, endocrine system, and nervous system health. Evaluating food sensitivities with an intestinal barrier assessment will allow your healthcare practitioner to work with you to determine a plan that will reduce exposure to foods that you are sensitive to. NeuroScience, Inc. also provides a personalized Guided Nutrition Program that outlines a customized elimination diet along with other tools to help make the transition as simple as possible. This program identifies the foods that work best with your body and aids in tracking your health improvements.
Symptoms of Food Sensitivity and Food Allergies
- Gastrointestinal complaints (bloating, nausea, gas, cramps, or pain)
- Headaches, migraines
- Joint pain/swelling
- Chronic inflammation