If you have ever felt tired or foggy after eating certain foods, it may just be because you have eaten a large or satisfying meal. But feeling this way repeatedly after eating the same foods over and over may be a sign that you have a food sensitivity. At OM Medispa, we offer ALCAT food sensitivity testing to help you determine whether you have any underlying food sensitivities.
Located in Elgin, Illinois and serving surrounding areas, OM Medispa is led by Dr. Savitha Susarla. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how ALCAT food sensitivity training can improve the way you eat and enjoy food.
What are Food Sensitivities?
Contrary to popular belief, food sensitivities are different than food allergies:
- Food allergies are an overreaction of the immune system and can cause serious health effects and can even be fatal in extreme cases
- Food sensitivities are reactions that are less severe and often do not manifest immediately, making them more difficult to pinpoint and treat
Establishing a food sensitivity from a food allergy will make a difference in treatment, and this advanced form of testing can help.
What Causes Food Sensitivities?
Multiple factors can play into the manifestation of a food sensitivity. Examples of things that can cause this condition are:
- Eating the same foods repeatedly, as an abundance of the same nutrient in your body can cause symptoms
- The presence of pesticides in foods, especially fruits and vegetables
- Food additives
- Food coloring
- And much more
How Does ALCAT Food Sensitivity Testing Work?
The beauty of this testing is it can tell you a lot of information from just one small blood sample. That sample is then sent to the ALCAT laboratories for processing, and after a week to 10 days, your results will come back with any sensitivities detected from tested substances. Additionally, ALCAT will provide a customized rotation diet for you in order to help you avoid reactive foods for about six months, allowing your body to reboot from the sensitivity and often overcome the sensitivity altogether.
Progress can be monitored with follow up testing, and additional appointments can be made until the desired balance in your diet has been achieved.
Contact OM Medispa today to schedule a consultation and find out how our ALCAT food sensitivity testing can help you overcome your food sensitivity testing and achieve better balance in your health and diet.