Are foods making you or your child sick? Have you ever wondered whether you may be intolerant / sensitive or allergic to a certain food or food group because of how you feel after eating that food? A lot of people are quite familiar with lactose intolerance but did you know that you could be intolerant many different food items besides milk or lactose and not know about it, as you might not be experiencing the classic symptom of diarrhea or stomach cramps after ingesting these foods.
Each year more and more children in North America are being diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, however what is the root cause of this diagnosis of exclusion? Is it related to food that they are eating which may not be nourishing them bit in fact having a negative reaction in their gut causing various symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
Here is a list of different symptoms that can be caused by food sensitivities / allergies.
- Joint pain and inflammation
- Arthritis type symptoms
- Low back pain
Children’s Health Issues:
- Coughing and wheezing
- Chronic runny nose and infections
- Recurrent infections, bronchitis
- Ear infections
- Upper respiratory infections
- Bladder issues
- Eczema and Hives
- Canker sores
- Hives and welts
- Chronic upper respiratory infections
- Failure to thrive (babies)
A simple blood test can reveal what foods you may be intolerant / sensitive or allergic to.
At the Nature’s Intentions Naturopathic Clinic, we can test you for up to 300 items such as foods, additives, antibiotics, herbs, anti-inflammatory agent, additives, colorings, spices, molds, gluten and celiac sensitivities, and inhalants among other items.
We offer various tests for IgG (delayed reactions) and IgE (immediate allergic reactions). Traditional skin testing for allergies only identifies IgE reactions but not delayed IgG hypersensivity reactions. Through blood testing, we can help you identify both IgE and IgG reactions with high accuracy.
If you suspect you or your child may have food sensitivities or allergies, and are interested in finding out what they are, please call the clinic to schedule your initial naturopathic consultation and testing. Once your food sensitivities / allergies are identified, our naturopath will provide you treatment guidelines to improve and diminish your body’s reaction and immune response to these foods.