If you’re like most of us, you may not know the difference between food intolerance and food sensitivity. Aren’t they the same thing? They’re actually really different, and they require different kinds of testing in order to help you improve your food-related quality of life. Here’s what you should know about food sensitivity testing.
What is food sensitivity testing?
Just like with food intolerance, food sensitivity testing is when you submit a sample for a test in a lab, and it is used to help determine what foods are causing a problem. However, a food sensitivity test focuses more on a “historical” approach and does this through the use of a hair sample test. The hair is analyzed using bioresonance and specialized equipment to determine how your body is responding to certain foods throughout time. These results will help pinpoint the foods that you are sensitive to. Bioresonance testing has been around for many years and has been successful at helping many people get a handle on food sensitivities that they otherwise may not have known about.
Why do I need to look at food sensitivity testing?
It’s not uncommon to simply consider the idea of not getting food sensitivity done simply because you don’t technically have to do it, right? After all, people go their whole lives without realizing that they have a problem. So, why go through the “trouble” of supplying a sample to be tested? Whether you’re aware of it or not, living with a food sensitivity could be forcing you to put up with symptoms that you otherwise could be avoiding. Common connections include:
- Joint and muscle pain: Dealing with discomfort in the muscles or joints often means that you could be dealing with a sensitivity to foods such as sugar, nuts, eggs, or even gluten. These are common complaints.
- Weight gain: If you notice that your weight is bouncing up for no clear reason (or you can’t keep it down), it could be due to having a food sensitivity to processed meats or even refined carbs.
- Often weight gain doesn’t get attributed to a food sensitivity, and it may not be the cause, but it certainly can play a role.
- Mood swings: For those who notice that they are dealing with moodiness, seemingly out of nowhere, it could possibly be due to a sensitivity to dairy, fruit, and wheat. When you take these things out of your diet, you may notice an improvement.
- Fatigue: Lastly, fatigue. This is a very common complaint amongst quite a few sensitivity issues. Since your body is struggling to process and digest, the rest of you gets dragged out.
- Often, corn or dairy sensitivities are known culprits.
You have the power to make your body feel better, and it could be as simple as taking a food sensitivity test to help you get there. If you recognize any of these symptoms or you haven’t found success with a food intolerance test, perhaps food sensitivity testing could be the saving grace you need.