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What is Food Sensitivity?

Food sensitivity is a non-allergic adverse reaction to food when the body has difficulty digesting certain food components, such as proteins or sugars. Unlike a food allergy, which is a serious and potentially life-threatening immune response to specific food proteins, food sensitivities typically involve less severe symptoms such as digestive issues, headaches, and skin problems. Food sensitivity symptoms can be delayed and unpredictable, making it difficult to identify the offending food without specialized testing.

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  • Digestive issues, such as bloating, gas, constipation, or diarrhea
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Skin problems, such as eczema or hives
  • Fatigue and lack of energy
  • Joint pain or muscle aches
  • Mood changes or irritability
  • Brain fog or difficulty concentrating
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Runny nose or sinus congestion

Decoding Food Cravings & Sensitivities

Although food sensitivities can often be identified by a dislike of certain foods, research suggests that cravings for certain foods could also indicate a sensitivity. The body may release chemicals such as histamines, cortisol, or endorphins when consuming these foods to counteract their negative effects, leading to an increased desire to eat more. Additionally, it can be challenging to identify food sensitivities related to additives. Our team helps you pinpoint and manage your food sensitivities for optimal health with food sensitivity testing in Las Vegas.

Possible Triggers:

  • Gluten-containing grains, such as wheat, barley, and rye
  • Dairy products, including milk, cheese, and butter
  • Soy products, such as tofu and soy sauce
  • Nuts and seeds, such as peanuts, almonds, and sesame seeds
  • Shellfish and other seafood
  • Certain fruits, such as citrus, strawberries, and kiwi
  • Food additives, such as artificial colors and flavors, MSG, and sulfites
  • Histamine-containing foods, such as aged cheese, fermented foods, and cured meats
  • Artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame and saccharin

Identifying & Managing Food Sensitivities

Summit Integrated Health offers two types of tests to identify food sensitivities: a blood test and a pinprick test. The blood test involves taking a few vials to test for most food sensitivities, while the pinprick test involves taking a small amount of blood from the finger. We evaluate over 150 foods to pinpoint your specific triggers. Once we receive your results, we provide personalized advice on an elimination diet, identifying specific foods to eat or avoid to manage sensitivities.

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Schedule Your Consultation

If you suspect you have food sensitivity, don’t suffer in silence. The team at Summit Integrated Health helps you identify and manage your sensitivities for optimal health and wellness. Our team of experts is experienced in diagnosing and treating food sensitivities, and we use the latest testing methods to pinpoint your triggers. Please schedule your consultation for food sensitivity testing in Las Vegas today!

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