Detecting food allergies and sensitivities will help to alleviate many ailments including arthritis, migraines/headaches, eczema, asthma, seasonal allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome and a variety of auto-immune diseases.
When consuming foods that our body reacts to, our immune system attacks the food particle producing an antibody-allergen complex. An overload of antibody-allergen complexes can cause inflammation in the lining of the gut, and this inflammation causes what is commonly referred to as “leaky gut syndrome”.
The leaky gut then allows more antibody-allergen complexes to escape into tissues, which can freely attach to any tissues in the body creating an inflammatory response and can provoke more food allergies.
Food allergies can be detected through blood tests or through a guided elimination diet.
Our health care practitioners will help you identify and remove food allergens/sensitivities. By reducing the reactivity to the culprit foods, we are then able to focus on supporting and healing the digestive tract to enjoy lifelong health.