GMO is the abbreviation for genetically modified foods. Foods are modified in an effort to increase crop production. Typically both herbicides and pesticides are used. Foods that are frequently genetically modified include corn and soybeans. Genetic modification of foods has been linked to an increase in food allergies and a decrease in good gut flora. Additionally, many pesticides have known endocrinology effects. Currently the United States does not require genetically modified foods to be labeled.
Dr. Anne Hermann, a holistic internal medicine physician, maintains offices in Tampa and Saint Petersburg Beach, Florida. Testing offered to patients includes food sensitivity testing and allergy skin testing to her patients. Dr. Hermann is also board certified in nutrition. Please contact the office at (813) 902-9559 for more information or to schedule an appointment.