Pros and Cons of a Food Intolerance Elimination Diet

Posted on June 12, 2014January 25, 2015Categories Food AllergiesTags , , 2 Comments on Pros and Cons of a Food Intolerance Elimination Diet
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Have you tried or are you thinking about trying a food intolerance elimination diet? There are various ways to figure out food intolerances and this is just one method. Here are some of the pros and cons to the food intolerance elimination diet.

Pros

It is usually less costly since you don’t have to go to the doctor to do it. You can do it on your own.

If you only have 1-3 food intolerances and if they are the major things like gluten and dairy then it will be pretty easy to figure out what they are.

Food intolerances can develop at any time and they can change over time so doing this diet can help you determine which ones you have right now.

Cons

If you have a lot of food intolerances it may be near impossible to figure them all out without a blood test. Personally I recommend the ALCAT.

If you have other health issues you may need help from a doctor or other healthcare professional to make it a success.

It may take significantly longer since you may have to stay off of some foods for a few months before you figure out if you feel any different.

Have you done a food intolerance elimination diet? How did it work for you. Share with me in the comments.

P.S. Make sure to get some help. I offer an a Coaching program to help you.

7 Food Intolerance Symptoms that Doctors Usually Miss

Posted on June 9, 2014July 25, 2018Categories Food AllergiesTags ,   Leave a comment on 7 Food Intolerance Symptoms that Doctors Usually Miss
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Do you have a food intolerance? If you are like millions of people you probably do. It is a myth that you can eat and drink whatever you want and whenever you want without any damage to your health. Your food intolerances may be severe and cause noticeable illnesses or they may be minor and you may hardly be able to tell what is going on. In any case, most doctors usually miss the symptoms of a food intolerance and some will even deny that food intolerances exist. However, they do exist and here are seven food intolerance symptoms that doctors usually miss. If you have any of these, it is a good idea to get some professional help and figure out what your food intolerances are and start on your road to improved health. I personally recommend either a chiropractor or acupuncturist as they usually have the most experience in treating and helping you to manage food intolerances.

1. Repeated sinus infections, a constant runny or clogged up nose. Yes you may have seasonal allergies or get sick from time to time but if this is a repeated problem then odds are good you have a food intolerance or several food intolerances.

2. Lots of sore throats or a throat that swells up and hurts or gets scratchy after eating certain foods.

3. Muscle aches and pains that don’t seem to go away and that aren’t related to an injury or a fall.

4. Constant dizziness. This can be other things though so you want to make sure to get checked by a chiropractor, medical doctor and possibly have a MRI if your symptoms are severe.

5. Stomach pains, IBS, and other GI issues. While it is possible for these to not be caused by food intolerances, before you get on drugs you really should make sure that you don’t have food intolerances as these are often the root cause of such issues.

6. Fatigue- again there can be lots of reasons for this but food intolerances are a big sign of fatigue and a lack of energy.

7. Other unexplained health issues that don’t seem to go away and that aren’t explained by any other health issue.

Are Food Intolerances Ruining Your Life?

Posted on June 6, 2014March 24, 2016Categories Food AllergiesTags , 2 Comments on Are Food Intolerances Ruining Your Life?
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Are food intolerances ruining your life? Join me for an informative and helpful conversation with Liz Wooten from HumanNatureDevelopment as we talk about food intolerances, share our journeys and helpful hints and tips to help you live with, manage and be healthier despite food intolerances and food sensitivities.

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What Your Doctor is Not Telling You About Food Allergies

Posted on December 14, 2013March 26, 2018Categories Food AllergiesTags ,   Leave a comment on What Your Doctor is Not Telling You About Food Allergies
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For years in fact as far back as I can remember even to elementary school I had clogged sinuses, regular sinus infections, periodic headaches that seemed to come from nowhere, bouts of insomnia, stomach aches, and almost constant lower back pain that would improve for up to a week after a chiropractic adjustment, and regular sore throats that were my only symptom of an illness. It wasn’t until about a year ago that I started to realize that I might have food allergies. Do you have any of these symptoms too? If so, you might have food allergies. Many people including doctors falsely believe that food allergies have to be life threatening or cause you to end up in the hospital in order to be real, yet, this is far from the truth as I have discovered during the past year. In fact, now that I am aware of all of the symptoms of a food allergy, I think I’ve probably been suffering with them for years and most if not all of my pains and other health issues that have plagued me for years are the results of food allergies.

Yet after over five years of working with a chiropractic office of three chiropractors, two different acupuncturists over the course of a few years, an ENT (ear, nose and throat doctor), and numerous doctors not one of these health care professionals ever mentioned to me that my health issues might be caused by a food allergy. So why? Well as I have discovered too many health care professionals no mater how much training they may have and how great they may be simply do not know what all of the symptoms of a food allergy are and some even don’t believe that it’s possible to have food allergies unless you end up in the hospital after eating a certain food.

So here are some common things that your doctor is not telling you about food allergies that can and do cause major problems for the health of many people.

1. Supposed seasonal allergies that aren’t really seasonal as they seem to last all year and frequent sinus infections are usually warning signs of a food allergy and should be treated as such.

2. A sore throat that doesn’t also have a cough, fever or other symptoms is probably a food allergy.

3. Constant stomach aches or other moderate to severe stomach conditions are usually caused by or increased by food allergies.

4. One man’s food is another man’s poison. Certain foods may be great for most people but for some people they can cause major health issues and should be avoided.

5. Covering up and suppressing your allergy symptoms with drugs is the worst thing you can do. It is much better to avoid the food or to eat it only sparingly rather than eating it all the time, getting an allergic reaction and using a drug to stop it.

6. If you’ve already explored all your other options as to why you are sick, and still can’t figure out why, then a food allergy needs to be considered.

7. Chiropractic and acupuncture are two of the best therapies for helping you control and over time reverse some of your food allergies and food allergy symptoms.

Do you have food allergies that aren’t life threatening but yet still cause you major health issues? What else do you think doctors aren’t telling people?

Grocery Shopping Tips for People with Food Allergies

Posted on October 30, 2013May 26, 2017Categories Food AllergiesTags ,   Leave a comment on Grocery Shopping Tips for People with Food Allergies
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Grocery shopping with food allergies can be a real pain. Here are some tips to make your life easier.

1. Stick with fruits and vegetables as your main source of food. While this is a good idea, no matter what, it will make your life a lot easier and be cheaper if you make fruits and vegetables the staple of your diet.

2. Read all the labels and then read them again. If in doubt, don’t buy that food.

3. Look for a special aisle or section for natural or allergen free foods.
Many stores have these and it makes shopping for what you need easier.

4. If you don’t know what an ingredient is, then don’t buy that food. Unfortunately many foods have additives and things in them that make it hard to tell what is really in it.

5. Consider shopping at local farmers markets and co-ops. This is a great way to get local, fresh and organic food that is better for you overall.

6. Use pinterest or find blogs with recipes for people with food allergies and make a shopping list based on the ingredients you will need.

7. Keep a list of your food allergies/intolerances with you, if you have a large list. That way you won’t forget what you can and can’t eat.

8. Plan ahead for all meals. This makes everything much easier.