How To Overcome Food Sensitivities

Food sensitivities are commonly mistaken as food allergies and vice versa as they are both caused by foods and their symptoms can be identical. However, there’s a big difference between the two.

Food Allergies: This happens when the immune system identifies a specific food as “harmful” to the body. It will immediately release histamines and other chemicals to fight this off. This can then trigger symptoms like difficulty breathing, itchiness, rashes, hives, swelling of the tongue and throat, and even nausea.

It can also cause anaphylaxis which is a very deadly reaction to insect bites (venom), foods, and certain medication. The symptoms either appear straight away or up to a couple of hours later.

Food sensitivities: Also known as “food intolerances” are not as fatal as food allergies and it happens when the foods cannot be properly broken down and absorbed by your digestive system. Unlike food allergies, these symptoms will not appear immediately, it may take up to 72 hours after eating before you experience any reactions.

Common symptoms include:

Acid reflux/heartburn
Brain fog
Joint pain
Weight gain

The body needs normal levels of inflammation to heal itself and fight off infections so inflammation is NOT a bad thing. The problem takes place when there is too much of it…

Remember, the majority of health issues take place from an accumulation of small toxins (aka “Ama” in Ayurveda) that you consumed or encountered on a daily basis for multiple years. It didn’t happen overnight!

1. Test and not guess
It is always better to have data on what’s really going on inside the body because this allows for more individualised recommendations.

Lab tests that I recommend running:
Food Sensitivity Test –The symptoms you are experiencing now might be a reaction to the foods that you ate a few days ago! So, it is important to look at reactions from an igG perspective. This tests the delayed response that causes low levels of inflammation. You just have to be careful with the ones that you find online because some aren’t accurate at all. The one that I recommend can be found in the Shop section on my website.
Organic Acid Test – This is an excellent test for assessing gut health and permeability factors. It also looks at neurotransmitters, mitochondrial function for energy, glutathione for the liver and all of the B vitamins.
2. Heal your gut
A leaky gut leads to more toxins being released into your bloodstream which causes inflammation, food sensitivities, and eventually autoimmune issues. Once you heal your gut, food sensitivities start to dissipate.

My GI Protocol is a proven and science-backed strategy for healing your gut naturally. It is a 12-week protocol that I use in my private practice to help people correct imbalances by targeting the root cause of the issue. It is the best solution for anyone who wants to rebuild their gut and optimise their health.

If you’re dealing with multiple food sensitivities, you’re not alone. I was literally living on lettuce for a long time period when I was going through my own health issues several years ago.

Everything that I ate either caused cystic acne or massive rashes all over my body. I now see this over and over again in my private practice but now I know that once you start to repair the lining of the gut, these food sensitivities begin to dissipate. Remember, there is always a reason WHY.

Don’t wait for these sensitivities to worsen before you take action. If you are experiencing symptoms, don’t wait to either test or/and jump straight to a protocol!

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