Although some food allergies are deadly, most are not. These are typically referred to as food sensitivities and can result in symptoms such as fatigue, acne, joint pain, bloating and gas, and even an inability to lose weight. A few of the most common food-related allergies include peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, dairy products, and eggs. Gluten, corn, and yeast are popular offenders as well.
Dr. Kristin Eloshway-Kidgell is here in St. Petersburg, FL to help you identify potential allergens and help you recover from the effects of sensitivities.
Oftentimes, people take medications to deal with symptoms that actually originate with food allergies, but drugs only mask the symptoms and don't deal directly with the cause. This makes approaching food allergies or sensitivities from a functional medicine standpoint essential to reducing and possibly even eliminating the symptoms for good.
The first step is usually to start eliminating these types of products from the diet to see which ones are responsible for the negative physical responses. It also helps to promote healthy gut bacteria at the same time so your body's digestive tract begins to function at optimal levels.
If you suspect that you may have a food allergy, functional medicine may be just what you need to feel better. Who knows? You may just lose some weight in the process.
If you're ready to try a natural approach to wellness, give Dr. Kristin Eloshway-Kidgell a call today at (727) 637-2957 for an appointment.
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“Food allergies and food intolerance.” WebMD. http://www.webmd.com/allergies/guide/food-allergy-intolerances?page=11.