Food Sensitivity and Intolerances
At Mederi Health, we believe that good health begins with the right nutrition
There is a new paradigm in health and medicine – personalization. Health can be improved and maintained by knowing and understanding the important role that food plays in establishing and maintaining wellness. Identifying food intolerances and sensitivities enables you to personalize your nutrition so that you are making the most of your diet. Whether you are taking advantage of leading technology and testing to create a personalized nutrition plan, or utilizing a more general food elimination diet, the resulting benefits should be seen and felt.
Specific food sensitivity or intolerance testing and elimination diets can help determine which foods and other substances may trigger unwanted inflammation and immune system responses. Personalized nutrition plans based on your immune response can assist with food choices that are better for your health and well-being. When complying with recommended eliminations, many clinical symptoms associated with food sensitivity may be substantially improved or possibly prevented altogether.
Sensitivity vs. Allergy
An allergy is a reaction that triggers the release of antibodies that results in immediate symptom onset. A true food allergy causes an immune response that can affect multiple organs and in some cases, be severe or even life threatening. Food sensitivity symptoms are delayed and are typically limited to digestive problems, but they can lead to chronic inflammatory health issues among other problems.
Symptoms such as migraines, aching joints, fatigue, gastrointestinal disorders, autoimmune conditions, acne and other skin related problems have been linked to food sensitivity and chronic inflammation. Food intolerance testing is designed to assess sensitivities to over 450 food, chemical and environmental substances. These sensitivities are shown to be associated with both acute and chronic conditions.
- Gastrointestinal disorders, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), indigestion, constipation, nausea, diarrhea, bloating, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s Disease
- Metabolic disorders, such as obesity, Type II diabetes, inability to lose weight
- Inflammatory conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, arthritis, asthma, autoimmune disorders
- Others, such as fatigue, headache, migraine, cognitive impairment
Call us today at (303) 993-2323 to schedule a consultation with one of our team members at our Westminster, Colorado clinic.