Food Sensitivity Testing
The foods you eat may be impacting your health in more ways than you know.
When we think about about food reactions, we often think of food allergies to peanuts or shellfish that cause hives, swelling and in severe cases anaphylactic shock. Food allergies have an immediate reaction and can be dangerous.
Food sensitivities, on the other hand, are different. Reactions to foods we are sensitive to, rather than allergic to, take hours even days to occur and are not life threatening. Most people aren't even aware that their symptoms are related to the foods they're eating.
Symptoms of food sensitivities include:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Eliminating offending foods can improve many health problems and lead to a better quality of life.
High stress, difficulty sleeping, low energy and other pressures of our daily lives are things we can all relate to. Stress can impact our digestive system, our immune system, our hormones, cardiovascular system and our mental health.
Signs you're stressed and need support
You regularly feel stressed and like you're on red alert
You gained weight during or after a stressful event
You've gained weight around your waist and the back of your arms
You crave sugar or salt
You love coffee or anything with caffeine and can't live without it
You startly easily
You don't sleep well
You wake up feeling tired even after a long sleep
You feel tired all day but get a boost of energy in the late evening
You can't relax easily
You struggle to say "no"
Salivary hormone testing for stress can help identify if cortisol levels are within a normal range or not. When out of range, returning our stress hormones to more balanced levels is an important step towards achieving harmony and peace in our life.
Stool analysis is an important test to help determine the cause of symptoms affecting our gut such as bloating, gas, belly pain, nausea, loss of appetite, cramping or diarrhea.
Stool testing can help detect:
Intestinal permeability/leaky gut
A stool microbiome test will measure pathogens such as bacteria (both good and bad), parasites, fungi, viruses and worms as well as provide information on digestive function, immune response and intestinal barrier integrity. Knowing the health of our gut and identifying markers that are contributing its discomfort is key. Optimal health begins in the gut.