Many of us have always had a list of foods that just “don’t agree” with us, and often that list grows over time. Over the holidays, we tend to forego our normal diets and indulge in foods at gatherings and restaurants that confirm our suspicions of having food sensitivity.
Food allergies and food sensitivity symptoms can manifest themselves in the most obvious ways, such as indigestion, upset stomach and pain, irregular bowel movements, hives… Sometimes in less obvious ways that you may not even associate with foods, such as migraines, joint pain, fatigue and cognitive impairment.
A true food allergy is a reaction that triggers the release of antibodies that results in an immediate symptom onset, and causes an immune response that can affect multiple organs and in some cases, be severe or even life threatening. Food sensitivity on the other hand, usually result in a delayed onset of symptoms that are typically limited to digestive problems, but they can lead to chronic inflammatory health issues, obesity, difficulty in losing weight, Type II diabetes and many other chronic, systemic disorders.
At Anne Hermann Wellness, we offer The Alcat Test to finally give you the answers as to which foods and other substances may trigger unwanted inflammation, and to determine how your health can be improved by knowing how food plays a role in your body and affects your health.
Dr. Hermann will draw a small sample of your blood for testing. The Alcat Test tests your white blood cells against over 450 individual foods, additives, colorings, molds, functional foods, medicinal herbs and chemical substances (such as environmental, chemical, pharmaceutical substances).
In about two weeks you will receive the results presented in a clear and easy to read color-coded format that demonstrates whether you have mild, moderate or severe sensitivity to every tested food or substance. With these results, Dr. Hermann will develop a personalized nutrition plan and assist you in making food choices and eliminations that will improve your health and overall wellness. With the Alcat Test many clinical symptoms associated with food and chemical sensitivities can be substantially improved or possibly prevented altogether.
Call Anne Hermann Wellness today to get the personalized answers you need about how what you eat affects how you feel. We look forward to working with you on improving your health and wellness.