13 Jul How to test for Food Intolerance, the right way
Do you suffer with any of the following?
Joint and muscle pain?
Gas and bloating?
Brain fog/ moodiness?
Weight loss resistance?
Acne, Rosacea, Eczema or Psoriasis?
If you go to your doctor or pharmacist and mention any of the above complaints you will no doubt be offered some sort of medication to combat the symptoms you have complained about. This may seem all well and good to you, many people feel cheated if they aren’t given medication, but is treating the symptom really what we should be doing? What about the cause? Why are we not looking at the real reason we are not feeling 100%?
Let me tell you this, doctors don’t have all the answers; they barely even have the questions most of the time! When was the last time your doctor asked you about your diet or lifestyle? Or anything deeper than that? Probably never, but if they have, it certainly won’t be a regular occurrence. Even if they wanted to, they probably don’t have the time or maybe even the knowledge to address the questions they should be asking anyway.
But did you know all the symptoms on the above list could be a direct result of a food intolerance? And if you could work on eliminating certain foods from your diet you may feel they miraculously disappear. Wouldn’t that be wonderful?
I am talking about foods such as gluten/wheat, dairy, soy, peanuts, eggs, yeast, deadly nightshade vegetables. I’m not saying all of these will be a problem or that food intolerances are confined only to these few foods, however, I suspect that at least one of these most common culprits could be causing you unnecessary grief.
Food testing is notoriously unreliable so eliminating and then gently reintroducing is the best path to go down. But be aware, these foods are everywhere and often in places you least expect them.
There are alternatives to everything and if you think you may be feeling deprived of something, consider instead, how great you will feel if those annoying symptoms vanished into thin air.
I offer a free 15 minute consultation if you would like to talk about any symptoms you may have or feel free to book an appointment with me so I can guide you through an elimination diet.