Food Intolerances & Nutrition:
A Drug-Free (Natural) Approach
Food intolerances were first recognized by the famous Greek physician Hippocrates when he recorded that milk could cause gastric upset and hives. He observed that many symptoms associated with serious disease were the result of eating foods that one was sensitive to.
Today food intolerances are commonly associated with a wide range of symptoms and medical conditions such as migraines, irritable bowel, colitis, auto-immune diseases, hyperactivity, asthma, eczema, fatigue, and many more.
There is a much more prevalent, subtle and insidious type of intolerance that can not be detected by the standard skin scratch tests used by most medical physicians. Such intolerances are known as delayed onset food intolerances or food sensitivities. Once thought to be uncommon, this type of intolerance is now believed to be the most common form of food intolerance in children and adults. These food sensitivities can be caused by poor digestion, infection, liver or pancreatic dysfunction or even inflammation.
Intolerant symptoms in delayed reactions may take 2 hours to 2 days to appear. Delayed food intolerances, due to a combination of delayed symptoms and multiple offending foods, are rarely self-diagnosed. Delayed onset food intolerances and the laboratory immunoassays may be needed but not always. Blood testing will commonly be the best place to start to determine the cause of the food intolerance or sensitivity. We are particularly qualified to determine if food intolerance testing is appropriate for you. If so, he or she will help you to overcome your intolerance problems and restore your good health and well-being.