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Food Sensitivities and Treatment

Have you ever eaten something, and within a few hours or even minutes after eating it, you begin to feel uncomfortable or get stomach pains?

Your stomach hurts, you’re nauseated, you have a headache, or you’re gassy and bloated. These are all signs and symptoms of food intolerance.

Basically, your body is having a difficult time digesting certain foods, and as a result, you feel yucky!

You may even know exactly which foods make you feel this way. That is an excellent way for you to narrow down and eliminate the foods that are causing you so many digestive problems.

But if you need help determining this, our clinic in Overland Park, KS, and can help you identify these foods and take you by the hand to create a personalized program just for you.

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Food Intolerance Diet

This is basically an elimination diet. You’re going to remove the foods that you believe you are not tolerating well. After a few weeks, you’ll begin reintroducing them. Based on how your body reacts when reintroducing them will determine if you have food intolerance for that specific food or food group. Then you would eliminate them while we work on the solution.

This process can take up to six weeks, and it’s worth taking the time to do it. It’s the best and easiest way to identify these trigger foods successfully. It is ultimately giving you relief from all of the uncomfortable symptoms.

What Causes Food Sensitivities?

Food intolerances are often a result of poor diet, stress, medication, infections, or toxins that are damaging your gut health. When the lining of your gut is affected, it often results in food intolerances and food allergies.

The foods you were once able to eat without issues are now difficult for your body to digest, making you feel sick, fat, anxious, and even depressed.

Let’s take a closer look at this food intolerance diet,

First is the elimination phase. This is where you’ll eliminate the foods that you believe trigger your symptoms for two weeks. It’s a good idea to start a journal of the foods you are eating and note how you feel after eating it.

The most common foods that cause food allergies and sensitivities are soy, dairy, wheat, eggs, nuts, and nightshade vegetables.

After two weeks, you’ll begin adding these foods back into your diet slowly. This will make it easy to know which foods are causing your symptoms. Every two to three days, you’ll add in a new food group that you’ve eliminated and watch for any signs such as rashes, skin changes, joint pain, fatigue, bloating, stomach pain, changes in bowel habits or functions, or difficulty sleeping.

A Functional Nutritionist Can Help

Food sensitivity isn’t always so easy to narrow down. A functional nutritionist will help you identify food sensitivities and help you implement a balanced diet that will exclude these foods and meet your daily nutritional requirements—taking all the guesswork off of you.

Take the first step to finding relief by calling us and scheduling an appointment. We’re located at 95 Outlook Place - 5750 W 95th St, Suite 134 in Overland Park.

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