I have a special place in my heart for food sensitivities and allergies. Many years ago, I was on a date with a man who enjoyed fine wine and food. We had a great dinner and even finished off a bottle of wine together. Everything seemed to be going well until I woke up the next morning unable to open my eyes due to heavy, swollen eye lids and eczema on the sides of my mouth. I was completely shocked, embarrassed, worried and upset. What had I possibly done?
As the days went by, I continued to eat healthy and drink plenty of water. My swollen eyes finally deflated after 4-5 days. Then, the following weekend, it was another date that surrounded amazing food and incredible wine. Once again, I woke up with swollen eyes. At this point, I knew it was the wine. What was so 'wrong' with wine? After PLENTY of research I had discovered that I was very sensitive to sulphites which is a preservative found mostly in wine, dried fruits and some packaged foods. After avoiding these foods and non-organic wine, I felt like a new woman!
Skip to 2 years later, continually eating healthy, exercising and drinking water, I noticed that no matter what I did, I could not lose fat and could not clear an eczema rash I had on my face. I was reminded of my sulphite sensitivity and thought "maybe there are more things that my body is reacting to!?"
After receiving a life-changing food sensitivity test, I was told that I was severely sensitive to many common healthy foods: pineapple, banana, green beans, eggs (and the list goes on).
Although I couldn't wrap my mind around the concept at the time, I quickly avoided these foods, and made sure that I rotated the foods that appeared "good/non-reactive" to prevent future sensitivities, as many people can become sensitive to foods that they eat too frequently.
Once I avoided these foods, and focused on proper digestion and supplementation, I watched the fat/excess weight fall off. I was finally clear-headed, happy, and had great skin again!
Many people have food sensitivities and don't even know it. If you relate with these symptoms, you may want to get yours tested:
- Digestive disorders (gas, bloating, cramping, diarrhea, nausea)
- Weight gain
- Mood/Attention disorder (anxiety, depression, irritability, hyperactivity, lack of concentration)
- Joint pain/musclestiffness
- Skin conditions (itching, redness, swelling, eczema, rashes)
- Lung conditions (Asthma, Bronchitis)
- Loss of memory
- General malaise
I am now offering food sensitivity tests that take approximately 7 days to receive. After taking the test, you will get a detailed list of 96 common food panels, and your personalized reaction to them (low, moderate, high). You will also get a 5 day rotation food plan with foods that are 'safe' to eat.
I am passionate about this health topic because I have personally experienced the frustration and know how difficult it is to live a healthy and happy lifestyle when food sensitivities are dragging you down. Knowledge is power. Help yourself out with this test, and zone-in on 'green light/GO' foods and avoid those that are not compatible with your immune system, for better health and overall happiness.
Contact me today to learn more about this new and exciting service!