Can Food Sensitivity Impact Your Weight?

As the new year begins, so do many health goals such as improving diet, increasing exercising or drinking more water. But what if there is more to the story to begin your health journey?

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Understanding food sensitivity can often be a root cause of inflammatory responses, causing your body to bloat or impact certain hormones causing your body to gain or hold onto weight.

What is food sensitivity?

Food sensitivities are different from food allergies. Food sensitivities, unlike food allergies, don’t cause immediate, severe reactions; instead, they may lead to delayed symptoms and contribute to subclinical chronic inflammation impacting various body systems. Recognizing these distinctions is crucial for effectively addressing symptoms and managing chronic inflammation.

How can food sensitivities impact weight?

Food sensitivities impact weight through disruptions in metabolism, gut microbial balance, immune system overstimulation, and compromised tight junctions, leading to a leaky gut and elevated liposaccharide and endocannabinoid levels. High-fat, high-glycemic diets worsen these effects, activating the endocannabinoid system, causing chronic inflammation, immune activation, and obesity. The overactive endocannabinoid system in obesity leads to high triglycerides, lower HDL cholesterol, decreased adiponectin, insulin resistance, and inflammation, contributing to metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. This constant inflammation increases gut permeability, leading to more food sensitivities. Elevated cortisol levels linked to fat storage contribute to obesity. Understanding these connections is crucial for managing weight and overall health.

How do you manage food sensitivities and associated weight impact?

To manage food allergy and sensitivities, start by testing for markers like IgE IgG4, IgG, and C3b/d. Infinite Allergy Labs offers the most comprehensive and trusted Food Allergy and Sensitivity test. Upon receiving results, consider an elimination diet, temporarily removing foods with identified sensitivities, and then reintroduce them based on your body’s response, followed by appropriate follow-up measures for a personalized approach to better health. Utilize DIGIN (Digestion, Intestinal Permeability, Gut Microbiome, Immune System, Gut-Brain Connection) model as a healing option for obesity, aiming to reduce inflammation, heal the leaky gut, and balance dysbiosis.

Hear from a client

“After getting frequent headaches and constant bloating, I decided it was time to take control of my health. I completed the Infinite Allergy Labs’ Food Allergy and Sensitivity test and learned that I had a sensitivity to beans. I slowly started the elimination diet and was shocked to see my headaches reduce significantly and started seeing my bloat disappear. For years, I had consumed green beans and a variety of others and never thought to consider that it could be impacting other parts of my health. It was fascinating to see my results and I am so pleased at the energy I’ve gained by eliminating my food sensitivity and learning more about my body.”
Morgan S., 32 year old female patient