Why do I need food allergy & sensitivity testing?
Food allergy and sensitivity testing is the most efficient way to identify “problem foods”. They can often be the hidden cause of health problems including conditions like weight gain, asthma, eczema, headaches, migraines, digestive problems and many others.
Food sensitivities typically cause more subtle signs and symptoms. It can be difficult to detect food sensitivity, because often the symptoms won’t manifest until well after an offending food has been ingested. This could be anywhere from 24 to 72 hours later. For this reason, food sensitivities are often not suspected as the cause of health problems, and go unnoticed for a long time.
Here are just a few possible symptoms and conditions that can be associated with delayed-onset food sensitivities:
- Digestive problems (constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, nausea, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis)
- Joint pain
- Sinus problems
- Weight gain & inability to lose weight
- Chronic infections
- Headaches & migraines
- Post nasal drip
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Autoimmune diseases
- Behavioral issues in kids
You may have other symptoms that are caused by food sensitivities. If you suspect that you have food sensitivities, we encourage you to come in for a food allergy / sensitivity test (New York City residents only).
To schedule your test (typically covered by insurance), please contact kathryn, by phone, at 646-470-1797, or, by email, at firstname.lastname@example.org.