GI complaints and our Rising Tide of Food Allergies

If you, or someone you love, suffers from gas, bloating, abdominal or digestive problems, skin disruption, chronic inflammation, sinusitis or other persistent infections you may have food allergies.

According to a study released in 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies among children increased approximately 50% between 1997 and 2011. An estimated 9 million, or 4%, of adults have food allergies with nearly 6 million, or 8%, of children have food allergies with young children affected most.

There are many ways that food allergies can affect someone, with the reactions that happen within minutes- hours being relatively  easy to detect. Unfortunately, some reactions don’t manifest for several hours or even a few days. These are much more difficult to detect. Many people even doubt that their symptoms are caused by food since they don’t fit into the “acute reaction” many of us think of when we think “food allergy”. However,  it is important to recognize that there are many different ways our bodies can react to any given food it is exposed to with gas, bloating, digestive and skin issues being common indicators that a food allergy is hidden in plain view.

Over the course of fifteen years, Nature Cures Clinic has seen many individuals suffering tremendously from the side effects of food allergies and sensitivities who had all but given up hope of feeling better. Many of them having gone through many rounds of testing, GI specialists, treatments and medications… far too often without significant benefit… Until they visit our integrated medical clinic.

When our providers see individuals with digestive complaints, we have them complete diet diaries, then we often guide them through  an elimination/re-introduction diet process.  The results can be truly staggering. Without question, Nature Cures Clinic has found this to be the single most effective “therapy” anyone can utilize. It isn’t a cure-all, but we have seen hundred’s of people’s health improved dramatically once reactive foods have been identified and eliminated.

If you or someone you know is suffering from digestive complaints, please give us a call to discuss your unique situation today: 503-287-4970

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