The foods you eat should nourish your body, but for those living with food allergies or intolerances, their bodies may be in conflict with the foods they consume. Living with food allergies can be challenging, especially if you can’t quite put your finger on what foods are causing your symptoms.
While finding relief from digestive discomfort is a significant motivation, it’s just the beginning when considering food allergy testing. In fact, there are several ways identifying and managing your food sensitivities could significantly improve your health and overall well-being.
1. Unveiling the hidden culprits for your digestive discomfort
Do you ever feel bloated or experience abdominal pain but can’t pinpoint the cause?
Food intolerances can cause several symptoms including gas, diarrhoea and constipation, to name a few. If left unmanaged, food intolerances can, in time, negatively affect your overall health and well-being.
An ImuPro IgG food allergy test may help you identify the specific foods that trigger your uncomfortable symptoms. Once trigger foods are identified you can make informed changes to your diet and reduce or even stop the inflammatory processes, giving your body the space to recover.
2. Enhance athletic performance and recovery
Do you need an extra sporting edge? An allergy test could help you uncover the food allergies and intolerances that might be impacting your performance.
It’s no secret that achieving great results on the sporting field requires a combination of regular exercise and a nutritious diet. However, even if you prioritise eating wholesome and nutritious meals, there may be instances where certain foods don’t agree with your body, potentially undermining your efforts.
You may not realise it, but food intolerances/sensitivities can cause more than just gastrointestinal symptoms. You may also experience fatigue, joint pain, headaches, arthritis, brain fog, and other symptoms that could negatively affect your athletic ability. Removing trigger foods from your diet may reduce these symptoms and enhance nutrient absorption, possibly resulting in a little boost on the sports field.
3. Support Preconception and Pregnancy
Are you pregnant or planning to start a family soon? Food intolerances and allergies can have an impact on gut health, causing inflammation and imbalanced microbiome.
The gut microbiota contributes to the regulation of hormones involved in fertility, such as estrogen and testosterone, as well as the production of antibodies that protect the reproductive organs.
Plus, optimal nutrition throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding benefits both mum and bub. IgG antibodies transfer through the placenta in the final stages of pregnancy and through breast milk. As their immune system is underdeveloped they don’t have the same buffering capacity so they can have uncomfortable symptoms and have a delayed food allergy from birth.
4. Catering to special diets – Vegan and Vegetarian
Following a vegetarian diet may involve alternative food substitutions that are not commonly considered. It’s important that inflammatory and allergy tests are designed specifically to identify foods used by Vegetarians and superfoods like hemp seeds, goji and acai berry, maca, curcumin and chia seeds.
Even the healthiest of diets can lead to food allergies or intolerances if eaten consistently. This is because overwhelming your system with the same (even health) foods could eventually cause an IgG response causing the development of sensitivity.
5. Addressing skin conditions
Have you ever gone on a diet and discovered your skin cleared up as a result? The foods you eat have a big effect on the health and appearance of your skin.
If you struggle with skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis or persistent breakouts, it may be related to your food sensitivities. Eating foods that your body reacts to could cause an inflammatory response in your skin. By pinpointing exactly which foods are causing your symptoms you can eliminate them from your diet and potentially improve your skin health.
Allergy testing with ImuPro- Don’t let food sensitivities hold you back
ImuPro provides scientifically validated IgG food allergy testing that tests up to 270 individual foods. Histamine tests are also available.
Knowing which foods are best for your body can relieve your symptoms and transform your life.
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*All information is general and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice.