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Allergy Assessment

Could a reaction to food be causing your symptoms?

Food is more than simply a collection of calories. While food is nourishment and can be used to heal our bodies, the wrong food can cause illness. And the symptoms range from severe and obvious to the vague and obscure. 

Allergy? Intolerance? Sensitivity? Oh my! 

Let's break this down. 

Food allergies involve a reaction between your immune system and a food. The onset is typically rapid, and can be life threatening. Anaphylaxis, swelling of the throat, difficulty breathing, digestive upset or hives/ rashes are all classic symptoms. 90% of all food allergies are caused by just 8 different foods. 

Food intolerance involves a reaction between your digestive system and a food. Any type of digestive symptom that is frequent or chronic in nature (diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, nausea, burping, reflux) may be caused by an intolerance. Unlike food allergies that are rapid onset, food intolerances can sometimes cause a symptom up to 72 hours after ingestion, making self identification difficult. 

Food sensitivities are a little more complicated. Simply put, a sensitivity is any unpleasant reaction to a certain food. It could involve any of the above symptoms, or even migraines, water retention, chronic pain, sinusitis, or behavioral or cognitive difficulties. 

One man's food is another man's poison

Food reactions can be tricky to identify yourself. Our work together will involve a comprehensive review of symptoms and food journal, followed by an elimination diet and reassessment of how you feel. Supplements may be recommended as necessary

Package Options

3 session package (recommended for mild symptoms)

7 session package (recommended for moderate to severe symptoms. Includes 2 months of supplements)

Contact Alison for rates and appointments