Why are You Constipated?

Why are You Constipated?Why are You Constipated?

Nobody likes to talk  about constipation, yet the health of our bowels is pivotal to our overall health status. Anyone who has experienced constipation knows how uncomfortable it is…but could constipation be just the tip of the iceberg?

In this post we will look at what the dietary and lifestyle choices that lead to constipation as well as some ways to improve bowel health. Continue reading →

What Gluten Can Do To Your Brain (Hint: It Isn’t Pretty)!

What Gluten Can Do To Your Brain (Hint: It Isn’t Pretty)!What Gluten Can Do To Your Brain (Hint: It Isn’t Pretty)!

Brain health problems have been skyrocketing lately.

Today, close to 20% of adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder — and that stat is only increasing.

Depression is now the leading cause of disability worldwide. Anxiety disorders affect more than 40 million Americans. And Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.

In fact, a 2013 report found that since 1979, deaths due to brain disease have increased 66% in men and a whopping 92% in women.

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Food Intolerance or Food Allergies?

Food Intolerance or Food Allergies?Food Intolerance or Food Allergies?

Do you have food allergy or food intolerance? Take the quiz

This myth buster quiz separates fact from fiction and explains the differences between a food allergy and an intolerance

Food allergy or food intolerance?

Around one or two people out of every 100 in the UK have a food allergy, but food intolerance is more common.

Genuine food allergy is rare. About 2% of the population and 8% of children under the age of three are affected.

 

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IBS, What about IBD?

IBS, What about IBD?IBS, What about IBD?

Most everyone has heard of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), but have you heard of IBD (Irritable Bowel Disease)? Continue reading →

Could you be Suffering from a Digestive Disorder?

Could you be Suffering from a Digestive Disorder?Could you be Suffering from a Digestive Disorder?

Millions of people are living with undiagnosed digestive disorders. There are some major signs to look out for which can indicate whether or not you may be suffering from a digestive disorder. Continue reading →

Parasites Could Be Invading Your Body!

Parasites Could Be Invading Your Body!Parasites Could Be Invading Your Body!

We all have parasites that steal from the food we eat and the supplements.  Check out this website, bit.ly/1C4enT7 to learn how to avoid and get rid of parasites that could be in your body! Continue reading →

More Food Intolerance and Food Allergy Testing

More Food Intolerance and Food Allergy TestingMore Food Intolerance and Food Allergy Testing

Part 3 of our “Food Intolerance and Food Allergy” series:

Food Challenge
Anyone can schedule a food challenge if you are not completely sure what foods you are allergic to.  A food challenge is usually done over several hours in a controlled environment at an allergist’s or doctor’s office. The objective is to see how much of the suspected foods can be eaten over a period time before a reaction occurs.

There are two types of food challenge tests; the first is single-blind test which is administered by a doctor or allergist. The patient is given a suspected food or a placebo that will not cause an allergic reaction. The second test is called a double-blind test where neither the test administrator (usually a nurse) nor the patient knows if suspected foods or placebo are being given. The double-blind test would eliminate any guesses or psychological reaction to the suspected food.

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How to Test for Food Intolerance or Food Allergy

How to Test for Food Intolerance or Food AllergyHow to Test for Food Intolerance or Food Allergy

Continuing of our blog post series, “Food Intolerance? Food Allergy? What is the Difference?,” We will examine the various food allergy testing methods.

Elimination Diet

If you and your doctor feel that you have a food allergy, your doctor will help you to figure out what foods trigger your allergic reactions. Starting with an elimination diet, your doctor will help you decide which foods to start eliminating, probably starting with the common food allergies: dairy, soy, wheat or gluten, nuts, strawberry and shellfish.

Your doctor will recommend which food to reintroduce over time. Again, keep a dairy. Record any allergy symptoms as you are reintroducing. Your doctor will probably direct you to repeat the elimination diet again with the foods that are still causing an allergic reaction to eliminate any doubts.

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