Food Sensitivity Testing Bergen County NJ
Food sensitivities have been associated with a broad range of medical conditions and, depending on how many allergens are activated, the allergic response can range from mild to severe. It is easy to know when you've consumed the wrong food as it results in an immediate reaction. Nonetheless, it is the dietary intake, which produces a delayed onset of allergic response that can be more difficult to identify. At MedWell, our staff uses food sensitivity testing to help pinpoint the environmental and chemical factors that may be preventing your optimal health. Many of our patients have found the ailments they've had for years are actually detectable using the right food sensitivity testing and can be improved through natural means.
Problems Caused by Eating the Wrong Foods
- Migraine Headaches
- Gluten Intolerance
- Chronic Fatigue
- Thyroid Problems
- Hyperactivity and ADD
- Obesity or Weight Gain
- Problems Losing Weight
- Digestive Problems or IBS
Hypersensitivity refers to both food intolerances and food allergies; however, these are not the same medical condition. Symptoms of food intolerances are usually much less serious and most often limited to gastrointestinal conditions. Conversely, a food allergy can cause an unwanted immune system reaction that affects numerous organs throughout the body. Common food intolerances, such as celiac disease or lactose intolerance, can be more difficult to diagnose than a more obvious food allergy. Food intolerances occur when your body reacts to certain naturally occurring chemicals in the food or is unable to digest and absorb nutrients due to missing enzymes.
Your family medical history is one of the best predictors of your developing food allergies and a diagnosis can be made using several different food sensitivity testing protocols. This will help identify the cause of the allergic reaction that you've been experiencing. Once a food is determined to be the causative agent, testing methods are available to help identify the actual food component (e.g. - protein) that is responsible for the severe reaction. Unfortunately, many cases diagnosed as food allergies are incorrect. Food allergy testing should be analyzed along with information about food sensitivities as a measure of the effect these have on your body.
Here at MedWell, our goal is to increase the quality of your life by eliminating foods that your body cannot use. By performing food sensitivity testing, we help you identify potential food allergies, food intolerances and food sensitivities that are causing your problems, so you can make dietary and lifestyle changes to alleviate the pain and discomfort. Many negative food reactions are linked to chronic health problems like migraine headaches, aching joints, chronic fatigue, gastrointestinal disorders, eczema, hyperactivity or ADD, asthma and even obesity. Our doctors will identify potential causes and make recommendations to restore your health and well-being.