What is Food Sensitivity?
When you hear the word food sensitivity what comes to mind? For a lot of people it could be allergies. Unlike the common food allergies, food sensitivity is something that can be delayed and isn’t life threatening. Food sensitivity can really affect our mood, health, and how we feel on a daily basis. What’s even more interesting is how some people don’t even know they have sensitivity to a specific type of food. When we feel bad after eating a meal, a lot of the time we think the food just went bad.
Food sensitivity is when you have trouble digesting a specific type of food that you ate. It’s more common than food allergies and a lot of people don’t even know it. This is similar if you’re lactose intolerant. When you are lactose intolerant your body can’t break down lactose. It doesn’t necessarily mean you’re allergic to it.
When you develop a food sensitivity, it may be because your body doesn’t have the right enzymes to digest a specific type of food. You can also be sensitive to the sugars that are naturally found in certain foods. This is completely normal! You would have to work with your doctor or try to steer clear of those foods until you figure out a more concrete plan.
Healthline says that some of the symptoms you can expect to experience are:
- Gas and Bloating
Out of these main symptoms, you can also experience fatigue, headaches, and even brain fogs when you eat a specific type of food. It’s good to keep in mind that everyones body is different. Make sure to keep an eye out on what feels abnormal to you.
The real trick is trying to figure out how to continue going about your everyday life. Well, there is a way that you can train your body to become stronger. The first step is to identify what foods may be causing you to feel this way. Make sure that you talk to your doctor about your symptoms so you guys can work together. After this, it’s best to eliminate them from your diet for some time. This will help see if your symptoms come to a stop. After a while you can start to reintroduce them to see if they reappear. Elimination diets are a lot of trial and error. It’s important to stay patient throughout the entire process.
You don’t always have to stop enjoying some foods just because you have a food sensitivity to them. There are many different ways to provide yourself relief. You have to be able to find what works best for you and your body. At The IV Lounge we offer Food Sensitivity Testing. It’s a series of tests that are given to you so that you can see what types of foods you’re sensitive to.
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Schaefer, Anna. “Food Allergy Vs. Sensitivity: What’s The Difference?” Healthline, 4 October 2018, https://www.healthline.com/health/allergies/food-allergy-sensitivity-difference.