When you eat something that doesn’t agree with you, you wonder: do I have a food allergy or a food sensitivity? Here’s a clue: if you can eat a small amount of the food without ill effects, or if you can prevent a reaction (say, by popping lactase enzyme pills before ice cream) it’s likely a food sensitivity. Food sensitivities don’t trigger the “classic” immune response and aren’t life threatening, but they can cause fatigue, nausea, bloating, diarrhea, and other icky symptoms. Plus, non-allergy reactions to food can be delayed by hours or even days. So, what causes a food sensitivity in the first place? First off, any food or ingredient can trigger a reaction. Sometimes, the cause is additives and preservatives, such as sulfites in wine, dried fruits, and canned goods. It may also be linked to stress or irritable bowel syndrome. One solu-tion: an elimination diet, which involves removing suspected trigger foods from your diet for a couple of weeks and then adding them back in, one by one, to identify the culprit/s. Food sensitivities, by definition, are slippery to define and study, and testing is controversial. Take non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), which is associated with intestinal problems or other symptoms but is not celiac disease. Researchers aren’t sure how to test for it, but practitioners generally recommend an elimination diet that cuts out wheat, dairy, and other foods that are considered “general suspects.” This type of diet definitely takes discipline, but it can be really helpful in determining if other symptoms, like acne, joint pain, fatigue, brain fog, and facial puffiness, are caused by foods. If you’ve been experiencing food sensitivities—and all the un-comfortable symptoms that go along with them—you might actually be very ready to do what’s necessary to discover your triggers!
Videos about Food sensitivity
Books about Food sensitivity
Hungry for More: Eating Well with Multiple Food Sensitivities & Allergies: Sweet & Savory Recipes Free of Over 40 Food Allergens including Gluten, Corn, Soy, Peanuts, Dairy, Eggs
In her latest book, Jackie J. Torell shares with readers more of what she’s learned about eating allergy-free. With over 55 new sweet and savory allergy-free recipes, “Hungry for More” reflects Jackie’s tireless dedication to developing and fine-tuning new recipes in order to offer much needed variety to diets limited by food allergies. Working with the ingredients she can safely use, Jackie once again has created allergy-free recipes that are satisfying, flavorful and nourishing. Jackie Torell has been eating well with multiple food sensitivities and allergies since her initial diagnosis in 2011. From the point of diagnosis on, Jackie knew she was in a position to help others from what she was learning on how to live and eat well with over 40 food sensitivities and allergies. In her first book, “The Path to Eating Well with Multiple Food Sensitivities and Allergies,” Jackie shared her journey and recipes, inspiring others facing many of the same issues with food allergies. Jackie stresses that others don’t have to be allergic to all (or even one) of the foods she is in order to benefit from the recipes. Even those without food allergies will find recipes that are healthy, nutritious and delicious. Each recipe is free of: Gluten, Wheat, Rye, Gliadin, Barley, Malt, Quinoa, Corn, Soy, Eggs, Dairy, Casein, Cow’s Milk, Goat’s Milk, Cheese, Butter, Margarine, Beef, Lamb, Shrimp, Almonds, Peanuts, Walnuts, Pistachios, Pine Nuts, Sesame Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Beans, Eggplant, Mushrooms, Peppers, Squash, Avocado, Blueberry, Cantaloupe, Grapes, Pumpkin, Raisins, Chocolate, Brewer’s Yeast, Beer, Wine, Alcohol, MSG, Sulfites and Artificial Sweeteners. Prepare to once again be inspired with new allergy-free recipes and ideas. You, too, may find that allergy-free food really can and does taste good!
The Food Intolerance Handbook: Your Guide to Understanding Food Intolerance, Food Sensitivities, Food Chemicals, and Food Allergies
A 'healthy' diet is only healthy if it works for you, and you are unique. Eating the wrong diet for you can lead to physical and mental problems, affect your appearance, alter your behaviour and limit your life. Changing your diet can truly change your life. The Food Intolerance Handbook guides you gently through understanding the ways in which food intolerance can make you ill. Detailed information, distilled from volumes of research, on individual foods and food chemicals ensures this book is a comprehensive handbook of food intolerance and food allergy. Previously published as "Change Your Diet and Change Your Life."
Podcasts about Food sensitivity
Medical Medium Podcast: Chemical & Food Sensitivities
Chemical and food sensitivities are incredibly frustrating for the people who deal with them. What makes one person experience these sensitivities while another person can seem to be in any environment and eat anything they’d like? It all starts with your liver. Listen to this Medical Medium Radio Show to learn the truth.
The Keto Diet Podcast: Food Sensitivities with Dr. James Geiselman
How to use the ketogenic diet to heal the body from inflammation, signs of food sensitivities, and so much more. TOPICS Problems caused by food sensitivities (10:26) Inflammation on keto (21:59) Steps to reversing inflammation (40:55)
Balanced Bites: Food Intolerances vs. Sensitivities, and Carbs & Keto
TOPICS News and updates from Diane & Liz [2:03] Diane's keto book plans Balanced Bites Master Class Emily Schromm's Body Awareness Project Balanced Bites Podcast Facebook Group Liz on Modern Mamas podcast Liz's swim lesson choice Liz's Lifetime Fitness experience What we ate for dinner last night [15:40] Food intolerances versus sensitivities [19:28] Carbs and the keto diet [29:09] Favorite summer treat [46:52]
The Intermittent Fasting Podcast: Resistant Starch, E-Cigarettes, Food Sensitivity Tests, Carrageenan, Food Additives, VSL#3, Weekend Breaks, Feast Without Fear, & More!
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