Are Your Hidden Food Allergies Making you Sick (and fat)? When I was writing a section about inflammation for my book, I felt compelled to write about my experience with food sensitivity.
My husband and I had blood testing done for food sensitivity and it was amazing how many foods showed up in the RED section ! we did discover some gluten sensitivity and digestive issues have really improved since following the recommendations of the test report
Common symptoms of food sensitivity include
- gastrointestinal problems, including bloating and gas
- itchy skin and skin rashes like eczema
- brain fog
- muscle or joint aches
- chronic rhinitis (runny nose), congestion, and postnasal drip
About the Food Testing We Did
ALCAT stands for Antigen Leukocyte Cellular Antibody Test. The ALCAT food allergy test is a blood test that measures the body’s response on a cellular level to a wide array of substances. The ALCAT test exposes the patient’s blood to a panel that includes over 300 different chemicals and foods, and then measures white blood cell reactions.
What is the Best test?
Generally speaking, the best test for food allergies is the blood test and for environmental it is the skin scratch test. Or you could do an elimination diet and see if that shows anything.
Food Sensitivity and Weight Gain
Uncomfortable side effects of a food intolerance include digestive issues and possibly weight gain. Uncomfortable side effects of a food intolerance include digestive issues and possibly weight gain. Eating food you are sensitive to can cause blood sugar fluctuations and vitamin deficiencies, which may make you more prone to gain weight.
You may need to take steps to find out which foods you’re sensitive to. You may be allergic or intolerant to more foods than you initially realize. By cutting the out, you’ll find that inflammation cuts down to a minimum and you reduce the water retention.
Not only do you help your body physically lose weight, but you’ll be in a good place mentally. You’ll be happier with yourself and in less pain, which means you want to stick to the positive diet. Y