Food sensitivities are becoming an increasingly popular topic as more and more awareness is coming to the topic. “One man’s food is another man’s poison” is a centuries old saying which simply states that different people can have very different reactions from eating the exact same foods. It is estimated that at least 30% of Americans will experience one or more episodes of food sensitivity within their lifetimes. Food sensitivities can come and go, and many people may have varying degrees of physical discomfort and never relate it back to a food sensitivity.
For all of us, it would be nice if there was a one-size-fits-all dietary answer to maintain optimal health. Unfortunately there is not, but by choosing a diet of simple, clean, and minimally processed foods a person can go a long way towards feeling better. However, many people still find that they do not feel as well as they should by eating “clean.” This is where food sensitivity testing comes into play. People no longer have to guess what they should and should not be eating. Naturopathic doctors offer advanced laboratory testing to help identify which foods a person should eat and which foods need to be limited or eliminated completely in order to optimize health.
Because of the individual variances of food sensitivities, it is often hard for people to adjust their diets – especially when they have other family members to feed. Your naturopathic doctor will be able to provide you with a dietary plan that will not only help you maintain a more optimal state of health, but it will work around the other members of your family. In fact, there are many changes in the diet are good for everyone. Those that have specific food sensitivities typically find that they are able to work around a healthy diet that everyone is on board with. Contact your naturopathic diet expert for an appointment to set up food sensitivity testing and to come up with a dietary plan that will work to promote a more balanced state of health.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Bradley Bongiovanni, Wholistic Medicine Specialists of Atlanta
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