24 Mar Are the Right Foods Right For You?
Sometimes even healthy food may not be healthy for you.
Are the foods you’re eating making you unwell? Even the healthy ones? You may have a food allergy or intolerance.
Dealing with digestive complaints encompasses a multifactorial approach. But sometimes the cause is not always obvious and further investigation is needed to uncover where the deviation from health is occurring.
I’ve tried so many things and I still have digestive issues!
Many clients have overhauled their diet, started an exercise plan, tried many different supplements and cleanses but still can’t seem to shake their digestive woes. This is when food intolerance testing may be warranted. This is because even if you completely change your diet and lifestyle, if your body is reacting adversely to a particular food, inflammation pathways and the immune system will still be triggered. The way the body shows this is by numerous symptoms such as:
- Skin complaints
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Recurrent mouth ulcers
- Brain fog
- Alternating constipation and diarrhoea
- Issues sleeping
- Joint pain
- General failure to thrive
These symptoms can come on immediately after eating or can be delayed by several hours.
How can food be making me unwell?
Every food has a specific chemical make up that is unique to that food. Some people tolerate that chemical combination just fine whereas others will have irritating effects in the case of a food intolerance or an immune reaction in the case of a food allergy. The body then reacts to the food as if it was harmful instead of nourishing.
How can I check if I’m reacting to a particular food?
If you suspect you may have an undiscovered food intolerance you can request a food intolerance test or consult with a NatMed practitioner to see if this is the next best step in your wellness plan.
What type of testing is provided?
We offer food testing which uses the ELISA method (Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay) which detects elevated antibodies to different foods.
Some of the test options include:
- 96 general foods which includes: wheat, gluten, dairy, meat, seafood, nuts, grains, fruit and vegetables
- 24 herb and 24 spice panel
- 16 common inhalant panel: including cockroach, dust mites and mould
If you can’t get to the cause of your digestive upset and unexplained symptoms or are simply curious if the foods you eat are right for you then food intolerance testing may just be the next step for you on your health journey.