Food Sensitivity Treatment

Food Sensitivity Treatment in Houston, TX

What are the top 5 foods that account for 90% of all food sensitivities?

  • Gluten
  • Diary
  • Eggs
  • Corn
  • Soy 

  • Food sensitivities can cause digestive issues.  Sometimes this is obvious - such as bloating, gas, diarrhea or constipation immediately after eating a food.  Many times the reactions don’t happen until 24, 48 or even 72 hours after eating the food.  Unless you are keeping a strict food journal, you will never figure out what is driving your symptoms.
  • I often see food sensitivities causing skin issues, such as eczema, and rashes. Food sensitivities can also cause fatigue, joint pain and headaches.  There is growing research on the gut-brain connection linking food sensitivities to anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.
  • Over time, constant exposure to foods that trigger sensitivities can lead to chronic inflammation in the body, which is linked to a variety of health problems, including increased risk for autoimmune diseases, metabolic disorders like obesity and diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases.
  • At our practice we use an elimination diet to completely avoid certain foods for 28 days.  Then we slowly reintroduce one food at a time, looking for any adverse reactions. These can be GI pain,bloating, headaches, joint pain, insomnia, beaks outs.  The elimination diet helps to identify foods that you are reacting to.  Then we can create a structured treatment plan based on your specific sensitivity.