What Steps Should Someone Take If They Suspect They Have a Food Sensitivity?

Prepare a food log. A food log or dairy helps you track what you eat or drink and how your body reacts after the meal. Once you know how various foods and drinks affect you, it can be easy to separate those that cause sensitivity from those that work best for you.

Are At-Home Food Sensitivity Tests Reliable?

At-home food sensitivity tests are not reliable because they lack accuracy.

What Are the Risks of Trying an Elimination Diet On Your Own?

When you try an elimination diet on your own, you are likely to end friendships with certain food groups. As a result, you may suffer from nutrient deficiencies.  Trying an elimination diet without the supervision of a doctor can also cause anaphylaxis and student growth in children.

What Other Factors Could Contribute to Digestive Issues Besides a Food Sensitivity?

Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system mistakes the body’s tissues for threats. Because your digestive system is not anexception, you may end up with a number of digestive issues.

Certain Medications

Certain non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, diabetic medications and antibiotics can cause digestive issues, including constipation, diarrhoea, ulceration and nausea.

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