Food Sensitivities: Things To Know

Food Sensitivities:
Medically Reviewed
May 16, 2017

At Nava, we believe that food sensitivities are one of the root causes of discomfort and inflammation, which is why we always recommend new clients complete a food intolerance test with our Wellness Diagnostic. A staple of the integrative, holistic approach, food sensitivity panels are a powerful tool in identifying the core factors behind an untold amount of chronic inflammation-based symptoms: from GI pain, modest weight gain, constipation, headaches, joint pain, poor sleep quality, skin rashes, and asthma. For those new to the concept of a Food Sensitivities test, we’ve identified the three most important things to know about this effective tool in reducing inflammation.

The Difference Between Food Sensitivities and Food Allergies

Most people are familiar with food allergies, which immediately induce a severe histamine response, and can be life-threatening. The body’s reaction to a food sensitivity is much different: With a food sensitivity, you don’t always experience symptoms immediately — the body’s response can come hours or days later, making it difficult to pinpoint which food exactly is causing discomfort. The list of symptoms that can result from food sensitivity is incredibly long — and runs the gamut from physical discomfort to hormone imbalance, holding people back from feeling their best, losing weight, and more.

Another key difference between a sensitivity and an allergy: It’s possible to treat sensitivities. With allergies, generally, the only solution is avoiding the food altogether. With sensitivities, the body can potentially be “retrained” to tolerate a certain food after a period of eliminating it. You can actually heal the issue so that you can enjoy that food again.

Why People Experience An Immune Response, & How We Treat It At Nava

If someone has a sensitivity, it means that their gut lining has become damaged and it’s not healthy anymore. Antibiotics, stress, alcohol, overuse of Advil and Tylenol, pesticides on the food we eat can all contribute to the deterioration of the gut lining. A healthy gut’s cells are tightly woven together, but a damaged gut has tiny, microscopic tears through which foods can pass through. The immune system treats them as a threat and reacts.

Once we’ve identified a food sensitivity, the first step of the Nava is to eliminate that food while we go to work to repair the gut lining. After food sensitivity testing, we treat with probiotics (good bacteria) and natural, non-prescription specifically geared to killing the overgrowth of fungus and yeast in the GI tract. Our GI Repair and Reset program does just that, so you can heal your system with natural anti-inflammatory nutrients and ultimately begin to reintroduce foods that previously upset your system.

How Food Sensitivities Awareness Can Change Your Life

Nava has treated countless people for food sensitivities, and we’ve heard time and time again that food sensitivity awareness and treatment has completely changed how our clients feel. The results of a food sensitivity panel contain powerful information that can solve innumerable symptoms, issues, and discomfort. Whether you suspect you have a food sensitivity, or just aren’t feeling your best, our panel gets to the bottom of it by testing for over 350 food allergy and sensitivities.

Ready to find out for certain about any possible food sensitivities? Click here to make an appointment online, or call 800-762-6282 to schedule your appointment today.

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