Allergies can be frustrating to deal with, but they can sometimes be easy to identify. For example, if you sneeze every time you are around cats, it is easy to infer you are allergic to cats or pet dander. However, identifying food allergies can be more difficult to identify or understand. Just like any other allergies, food allergies range in intensity, and they display themselves differently. If you are concerned about your relationship with food, it may be time to consider food sensitivity testing.
What Is a Food Sensitivity?
A food sensitivity is a person’s intolerance to a specific food. Food sensitivity can be extremely difficult to detect or identify. They exhibit themselves differently for each person, and the reaction may differ based on the particular food.
Common manifestations of a food sensitivity include:
- Stomach upset
- High blood glucose
As many of these may be considered normal in daily life or easily attributed to other concerns, you can understand the potential difficulty inherent in identifying a food sensitivity. This is why food sensitivity testing can be so important and insightful.
What Is Food Sensitivity Training?
One at-home method of food sensitivity testing would be choosing to pursue an elimination diet. An elimination diet involves removing potentially irritating foods from your diet and gradually reintroducing them into your diet. It is imperative to closely monitor any of your symptoms to help identify what may be the root of your experiences.
We recommend seeking professional care for food sensitivity testing. There are lab work methods available. Choosing one of these methods of food sensitivity testing can identify concerns on a more scientific level. They typically involve a simple traditional blood draw. With this one sample, dozens of food sensitivities can be tested! This can save you a considerable amount of hassle.
Should I Consider Food Sensitivity Testing?
Food sensitivity testing can help anyone better understand their relationship with food. Identifying foods that are causing you discomfort can help you reconsider your diet to make better choices for yourself. Additionally, it may help eliminate a potential food sensitivity as the cause of what may be a larger concern.
If you would like to learn more about your personal relationship with your diet and how food impacts you, get in touch with Neurosurgery & Beyond and set up an appointment! Our qualified staff will be delighted to help you learn more about food sensitivity testing. Contact us today to schedule a consultation! Our office is conveniently located in Sacramento.