If you frequently experience digestive pain, gas/bloating, low energy, ‘brain fog’, weight-gain & skin conditions, it is likely that you have an undiagnosed food allergy or sensitivity. Food sensitivities occur when your digestive system becomes inflamed from ingesting aggravating foods over long periods of time. This allows small food particles to leak through the digestive system into systemic circulation. When these particles enter your blood stream your body sees them as foreign and produces immune cells (immunoglobulins) to attack them. Your body then forms immune complexes with these aggravating foods leading to digestive and systemic inflammation.
Food sensitives can present differently among patients, but the most common symptoms are:
- Acne, itching & rashes (including eczema)
- Mood and memory disturbances and behavioural problems
- Asthma symptoms
- Autoimmune diseases
- Migraines & headaches
- Unexplained weight-gain, or difficulty losing weight
Food allergy testing involves a simple blood test. At your appointment Dr. White will interpret the test results with you and formulate an individualized elimination and reintroduction plan to help reduce your symptoms and support the body in healing. Health begins in the gut, which is why it’s important to identify and treat these sensitives in order to improve your overall state of health.