Here are a few of the common signs and symptoms of hidden food allergens –
Headaches – including Migraines, Bleeding Gums, Mental Confusion, Depression, Irritability, Insomnia, Anxiety, Seizures, Addiction, Fatigue, “Brain Fog”, Dark circles around the Eyes, Ringing in the Ears, Frequent Colds, Sinus Congestion, Tonsillitis and Sore Throats, Chest Pain, Rapid Heart Beat, High Blood Pressure, Asthma, Bronchitis, Constipation, Heartburn, Bloating, Gas, Nausea, Weight Gain, Compulsive Eating, PMS, Urinary Infections, Chronic Fatigue, Back Pain, Cold Hands and Feet, Depressed Sex Drive, Impotency, Joint Stiffness, Muscle Spasms, Leg Cramps, Sweating, and Hair Loss.
With so many varied symptoms and knowing that each person has a different response to the same food allergen, what is the most effective and easiest way to test for food allergens?
The gold standard has always been to eliminate the suspected food completely for a 2 week period and then to eat that same food with each meal for 1, 2 or 3 days until there is a response.
Another avenue for food allergy testing is to use Matrix Response Testing. This is the form of testing that we use at Nurturing Nutrition LLC. This form requires no two week preparation. We simply place the food or vial of the food on the person and using MRT, we are able to tell you if you need to avoid that particular food.