By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC
A food intolerance occurs when the body produces a low amount of enzymes to aid in the digesting of a particular food. For example, someone who is lactose intolerant may not be able to drink a glass of milk due to the body lacking the enzyme to break down the protein in milk. The same person may not have a problem with certain cheeses or yogurt though. A food intolerance reaction can also occur if certain food(s) are eaten too often by the body. If a person enjoys garlic every day and their body is having trouble breaking it down properly, it can result in a high IgG test result or a food intolerance reaction. In this case it may benefit the person by stopping the garlic for a few weeks and when it is reintroduced, reduce the amount of garlic that is eaten.
Food intolerance symptoms can vary person to person. Some of the most common symptoms are related to the digestive system and may include, diarrhea, bloating, gas, cramping, constipation, and nausea. Other food intolerance symptoms not related to the GI tract can include acne, headaches, fatigue, hair loss, mal-absorption, joint pain, muscle aches, trouble sleeping and more.
For sensitive people struggling with food we suggest and IgG food intolerance test every 1-2 years. This is because the diet is adjusted you want to make sure you are not starting to build up an intolerance to a food that once was negative and now it is positive due to over-consumption or immune system changes. Rotation of ALL foods is optimal if you are a food sensitive person. This does not include gluten though. If you are gluten intolerant, gluten should not be reintroduced ever as it may trigger an auto immune response.
You can order a food intolerant test kit that will identify both delayed and immediate reactions! Delayed reactions are the hardest ones for people to pin point.
Order your food intolerance test here.
(for your first test do an IgG / IgE Combination test, future tests only do IgG)
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Medical disclaimer: Our Food Intolerance test kits and all tests cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor.