This may surprise you but eight common foods- milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, soy, wheat
and shellfish cause 90% of all food allergies! Chances are, half of those items make common appearances in your daily diet. However, they could be jacking up your cortisol, decreasing your immunity, and keeping you from achieving your wellness (and weight loss!) goals. Food sensitivities or intolerances usually involve a different set of immune system antibodies
called IgG antibodies. Symptoms are less intense and typically do not appear immediately but
rather within 12 to 48 hours after eating the offending food.
Heartburn, headaches, difficulty getting out of bed in the morning, looking tired even after sufficient sleep, an inability to lose weight, bloating and relentless water retention can all be related to food sensitivities or intolerances. Because the connection between the symptom and a specific food can be difficult to pinpoint, those who suffer these discomforts often go on feeling worse and worse as their immune system takes a constant beating.
Many of us with food sensitivities don’t even realize how bad we feel until the problematic foods are removed from our diet. Then suddenly getting out of bed becomes easier, our energy, mood and concentration improve and joint pain, headaches and sinus congestion disappear. We guide patients with a very specific plan to eliminate certain foods and then reintroduce them slowly to assess whether they are culprits for you.