Eat It and Weep: The Low Down on Food Sensitivity

What Is a Food Sensitivity?

Food intolerance, also known as non-allergic food hypersensitivity, is all about digestion. What makes it so different from having a food allergy is that it affects your digestive system, not your immune system. Food sensitivities can be triggered at any age and are often brought about by bodily changes and major life events.

Although not as life-threatening, food sensitivity can wreak havoc on your day-to-day life. Severe food sensitivities like Celiac Disease (gluten intolerance) can result in permanent damage to your intestines, while other food sensitivities can still cause chronic disease and discomfort.

Do You Suffer From Food Sensitivity?

While some foods are liable to give you some gastrointestinal upset (cabbage, beans, etc.), if you frequently have one or more of the following symptoms, it could be a sign you have a food sensitivity:

  • Bloating
  • Cold-like symptoms
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Stomach pain
  • Irritable bowel
  • Gas
  • Migraines
  • Fatigue
  • Acne

Common foods that people develop a sensitivity to include dairy products, gluten, yeast and fructose. Luckily, these culprits can be caught with food sensitivity testing.

Get Tested

If your body isn’t feeling right and you think you may suffer from a food sensitivity, you may want to consider food sensitivity testing. While an elimination diet is the most accurate method, it can be helpful to start with blood tests. Blood tests for food sensitivity involve determining which food-specific antibodies are likely to cause trouble in the future.

MedStudio offers food sensitivity testing at both of our Minnesota clinics, and we are here to answer any questions you may have. You deserve to live your healthiest life. Let it start with us. Schedule an appointment today, or simply give us a call at 952-807-0415 for more information.