Good food should mean good health. However, even good, fresh food makes some people sick. In fact, nearly 20% of Americans suffer from either food allergies or food sensitivity. If certain things you eat cause you physical problems, call or make an appointment online today with Dr. Katie Thompson at The Health Improvement Center in Vienna, Virginia.
A food allergy is your immune system’s response to an ingredient in specific foods.
If you have a food allergy, your body mistakes a protein in what you have eaten as harmful. Your defense system, known as antibodies, fight and set off an allergic reaction by battling the protein. The most common food allergies are:
Even a small amount of the offending food can trigger food allergies every time you eat it. Symptoms of a food allergy vary and often include:
Food sensitivity occurs in your digestive system when you’re unable to break down the substance correctly. It often results from enzyme deficiencies, sensitivity to food additives, or reactions to naturally occurring chemicals.
Unlike those with food allergies, people with food sensitivity can eat small amounts of the offending food without problems.
Causes of food sensitivity include:
Symptoms of food sensitivity include stomach problems like:
Headaches, irritability, and nervousness are also symptoms of food sensitivity.
Since food allergies and sensitivities disrupt the communication flow between your brain and your body, Dr. Katie uses the Allergy Clearing Technique to reduce or eliminate your allergy symptoms.
The Allergy Clearing Technique uses the principles of acupuncture without the needles. Dr. Katie clears your food sensitivity and allergies one at a time in a specific sequence. The Allergy Clearing Technique is a natural, drugless, painless, non-invasive method that helps everyone, regardless of age.
For relief from your food allergy and sensitivity symptoms, call or make an appointment online today with Dr. Katie at The Health Improvement Center in Vienna, Virginia.