IN A WIDE ARRAY OF MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND SYMPTOMS,
it really is possible for Food Sensitivities to be playing a role in such problems —
at least for some of us (who are many!).
EXAMPLES OF MEDICAL CONDITIONS WHERE FOOD SENSITIVITIES CAN PLAY A PRIMARY OR SECONDARY ROLE:
“Sensitivities” are a type of inflammatory reaction involving the immune system that is totally different from food allergy.
And it is a type of reaction that leads to the release of some very powerful substances (cytokines, prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and/or other mediators) from various types of white blood cells. These, in turn, then lead to a multitude of negative effects and symptoms that over time can cause us such misery and frustration.
It’s also important to realize that the type (as well as dose) of specific foods involved in the triggering of this reaction is highly individualized, and therefore different for each individual person, which adds to the complexity of the matter… and means it’s NOT a one-diet-fits-all situation!
So if you have you been struggling with a chronic health condition that is associated with inflammation (for instance IBS, migraine, or fibromyalgia), you may want to consider speaking with an appropriately-trained health professional, such as a registered dietitian, who specializes in food sensitivities (as I now do) for further information. There is special screening and testing [MRT®: Mediator Release Testing], plus related food-therapy counseling, available through such experts whenever indicated.
For I, myself, know what it is like to suffer from food sensitivities, and have personally experienced healing (the resolution of various symptoms) through this process as well, which is why I now seek to help others suffering in this way.