If you have a peanut, dairy, or seafood allergy, chances are you already know about it and avoid those foods. But did you know that food sensitivity and food intolerance can show up in delayed or less obvious symptoms? Joint or muscle pain, chronic low back pain, bedwetting, recurrent bladder or upper respiratory infections, chronic headaches, fatigue, hives, eczema, psoriasis, canker sores, ulcerative colitis, gallbladder attacks, heartburn, and indigestion are symptoms associated with food intolerances that may not be obvious.
Many people who have experienced these symptoms may not know exactly which foods have triggered them as their allergic reaction is delayed. The reactions can be subtle or severe, and may lead to chronic (long-term) symptoms and chronic degenerative conditions.
IF Nothing Else Works includes a test for food sensitivities test that measures a class of slower reacting antibodies called IgG4 (immunoglobulin G4) for 95 different foods. IgG is the most common type of antibody in the blood, reactions to eaten food of which are indicative of slower-type food intolerances. Food specific IgG4 levels increase in response to food antigens in the bloodstream. Not surprisingly, increased IgG4 levels are most often associated with foods eaten regularly, such as dairy, wheat, and eggs.
Knowing which foods your body is sensitive to will help you to come up with a plan to avoid foods trigger allergic reactions. By avoiding these foods, you can lower the igG4 levels in your body over the course of 3 to 9 months. After that, you can reintroduce those foods into your diet seldomly as long as you have a healthy rotational diet.
Knowledge can change your life for the better and the more you know, the healthier you could be. If you are interested to learn more, feel free to book your free consultation here and if you have time, check out Julia’s story on how the program helped her lose weight and improve her overall wellness.