About Food Sensitivities and Elimination Diets
1- Food sensitivity symptoms frequently include arthritis, asthma, migraines, cluster headaches, bowel problems, eczema and other skin conditions, fatigue, heartburn and chemical hypersensitivity.
2 - Food sensitivities may present themselves for several hours or even days after ingestion of a trigger food, making it difficult to identify the culprit.
3 - Eliminating the most common foods that cause reactions is just a start to healing our gut. We are all unique, so identifying individual triggers is necessary to address inflammation.
4 - Food sensitivities can be dose-dependent, which is why we may tolerate small amounts of a trigger food without having a symptom flare-up.
5 - Food sensitivity testing is available to assist in identifying “healthy” foods that are not healthy for us.
Marcy Kirshenbaum, MS, CCN, CNS, CLT, LDN, is the owner of Enhance Nutrition. For appointments, call 847-987-1128. For more information, visit EnhanceNutrition.net. See ad on page 17.