Arthritis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, headaches, migraines, tendonitis, irritable bowel syndrome and much more are often significantly relieved by an antiinflammatory diet. However, what is considered an antiinflammatory diet depends on the person's sensitivity or allergies to foods. Many people try gluten free diets or casein free diets or diets free of red meat etc only to find limited relief of their pains and discomforts. Enter in food sensitivity testing and finding the absolutely perfect diet for your body. I've been doing food sensitivity testing for over a decade and the only one thing that I can assure my patients is that there are no two results that are the same.
Many people chock up their aches and pains to aging symptoms or degenerative symptoms and those might be two key factors but the aches and pains are always amplified by inflammation caused by incorrect diet. Also degeneration of joints or aggravation of a repetitive stress injury is also accelerated by a pro-inflammatory diet. Diet, for the most part, is an easily controllable method of moderating inflammation from a root cause perspective. Unfortunately, many people who have many of the chronic pain problems listed above end up finding out that there are many common foods which they currently enjoy that are contributing to their ails.
Food sensitivity testing is not food allergy testing. It is a test that checks a different portion of your immune system and whether or not immune reactions exist separate from an allergy which is an immediate hypersensitivity reaciton. Food sensitivities are delayed hypersensitivity reactions, often delayed 2-72 hours after consuming a food to which your body is sensitive. These foods are often commonly eaten foods which then brings about an inflammatory reaction in the body contributing to aches, pains, headaches, brain fog, digestive disturbances, skin allergies, acne and other problems. Because the reactions are not as obvious as an allergy, where symptoms often show themselves within 20 minutes, a person has difficulty isolating the offending food or foods. Often there are a series of foods that provide a slight bit of inflammation adding up to much inflammation if eaten together during a day. Yeast, corn, wheat, oats, almonds, cranberries, beans, eggs, tomatoes, lettuce, rice, soy are all possible offenders. Few people ever consider a cranberry, almond or lettuce a pro-inflammatory food but for some people this is true.
Fortunately, after testing, one can easily avoid the foods and for foods that are hard to avoid or all-present in a diet can be treated for and desensitized by using NAET, an acupressure technique that helps to rebalance the body to a food that initially caused inflammation and sensitivity. Once treated by NAET, a person can often resume the consumption of the food with no further problems. If you are dealing with chronic pain and discomfort consider getting a food sensitivity test from your doctor and follow the results by eliminating them from your diet. In two weeks you should feel incredibly better. A word of caution is that this test is not an easy one to do for labs and most labs have poor reliability and reproducibility. My favorite lab is Immunolabs in Florida because I've had the most reliable and consistent results from them. Once on your new diet you'll find yourself much more comfortable, energetic and invigorated. A giant step toward your healing.
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