Both food sensitivities and food allergies are oftentimes associated with severe and chronic symptoms.
The best and most efficient way to identify and treat these allergies and sensitivities is by running a food allergy/ sensitivity panel that tests for both IgG & IgE food antibodies.
IgE food antibodies test for overt food allergies that cause immediate reactions that may range from mild to severe.
Immediate Reaction Symptoms that May be Due to Food Allergies:
- Ear, Nose & Throat: stuffy or itchy nose, sneezing, itchy, teary eyes,
- Gastrointestinal: vomiting, stomach cramps or diarrhea,
- Skin: angioedema or swelling, Hives
- Lungs: shortness of breath or wheezing,
- Life Threatening: anaphylaxis.
IgG food antibodies test for delayed reactions which may cause symptoms up to 72 hours after consumption. These symptoms may also range from mild to severe.
Delayed Reaction Symptoms that May be Due to Food Sensitivities:
- General: Fatigue, anxiety, depression, insomnia, food cravings, obesity
- Infection: Recurrent colds, urinary tract infections, sore throats, ear infections, yeast infections
- Ear, Nose & Throat: Chronic nasal congestion, postnasal drip, fluid in the ears, Meniere’s syndrome
- Gastrointestinal: Irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, gallbladder disease
- Cardiovascular: High blood pressure, arrhythmia, angina
- Dermatologic: Acne, eczema, psoriasis, canker sores (aphthous ulcers), hives
- Rheumatologic: Muscle aches, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis.
- Neurologic: Migraines and other headaches, numbness, brain fog
- Miscellaneous: Asthma, frequent urination, teeth grinding, bedwetting, infantile colic.
If symptoms listed above are frequently experienced ask your Natural Med Doc Provider about running a Food Allergy Panel.
Benefits of an Eliminating Food Sensitivities Include:
- Improvement in Above Symptoms
- Weight loss
- Allergy resolution
- Decreased antibody levels and disease activity in autoimmune conditions
- Improved mental clarity and concentration
- Improved mood
- Elevated Energy
Food Allergy Versus Food Sensitivity