Food Sensitivities & Intolerances
Is Something You’re Eating Causing Issues?
Let’s Get to the Bottom of It
Food sensitivities, intolerances and allergens can irritate the gut as well as cause or aggravate leaky gut syndrome* (intestinal permeability problems). If you have digestive distress, skin issues, brain fog or other seemingly unrelated problems, it really might be something you’re eating. At Healthy Nest, we help you figure out the best diet for your bio-individual body, and many times that includes eliminating some foods and adding others. Ultimately, we give you a clear road map to feeling better.
About Food Sensitivities and Allergies
Immediate food reactions are otherwise called IgE allergies. That might be a severe peanut allergy, but it might be more subtle. Perhaps just a stomachache. This is an inflammatory reaction and over time may worsen in severity.
IgG, IgA, IgM and other immune system reactions are considered “sensitivities” and are delayed — meaning they don’t happen right away. Sensitivities make it harder to pinpoint the food problem, but we have the tools!
Food Sensitivities and Allergy Testing
There are many types of tests for food allergen and sensitivities. You’ve probably seen a lot of advertisements for at-home tests, but these often don’t give you the right (or detailed enough) information to really help. Plus, they don’t give you a plan to heal your gut. As trained experts, we will recommend the best test for your body and situation via conversation, preference, health history and food history/journal.
Most importantly, once we figure out WHAT the problem is, we create a customized diet solution AND a gut-repair solution. In many cases, this means that the elimination of foods doesn’t have to be forever. We can show you how to safely integrate problem foods back into your diet.
A Word About Leaky Gut Syndrome
Leaky Gut Syndrome is common, disruptive and upsetting to your digestive system — and your life. The intestinal lining is very thin and easily damaged. Once “ripped” it can no longer function effectively. Undigested foods, toxins, chemicals, yeast, fungus and more are allowed through the porous lining into the bloodstream, which causes all kinds of problems, digestive and otherwise. Luckily, at Healthy Nest we have a plan to figure out what is going on and how to fix it. We use cutting-edge scientific evaluation tools, and only when needed, we use absolute best-quality supplementation. And, of course, we suggest delicious and doable food changes to calm the system and nourish the body.