Food Intolerance Testing and Management
Ever wonder if you have food allergies? Should you steer clear of gluten? Or other foods, for that matter?
As many as 15 million people in the U.S. (4% of adults and 8% of children) have food allergies, according to Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE). A food allergy causes an immune response in the body ranging from mild to severe.
More common than true food allergies are food intolerances, such as to gluten or lactose. And while food intolerances don't cause immune responses, they can trigger a host of disagreeable or even painful reactions, and may be linked to numerous health conditions.
By partnering with state-of-the-art labs across the country, we offer blood testing to help detect food allergies and intolerances. Many of our patients tell us they feel better overall after eliminating certain foods from their diets.
In just the past few years, the science has come a long way toward helping us tailor our diets to our nutritional needs and sensitivities. Give us a call if you're interested in learning more.