Helping hundreds of clients over the years undergo a variety of elimination diets has proven time and time again as an effective strategy for overcoming a variety of ailments. From digestive concerns to aches and pains to skin issues, elimination diets offer a low-risk, high-reward intervention for many! However, the debate lies in what to do once the elimination diet is “over.” Rotation diets are often suggested for those who wish to avoid developing new food issues…but are they the best option? Continue reading →
In need of a quick, simple and tasty breakfast recipe while you are on an elimination diet? This simple banana pancake is calling your name! Try it out for breakfast and save a few for later in the week when you have a craving for a sweet treat. Continue reading →
Growing up, I remember getting itchy, red bumps on my skin whenever I was exposed to to nickel-containing metals. I remember wearing a rhinestone-bedazzled leotard (okay, I’ll admit, I twirled the baton in parades as a child!) and completely breaking out in an awful rash. Every time I put on earrings my ears would begin to itch and burn. I even had to avoid the metal button on the inside of my jeans as it would cause this same reaction. Continue reading →
What do dairy, gluten, potatoes, aged cheese and tofu have in common? The answer is that they all are strong suspects for food sensitivities which may be compromising your health in many devious ways. In fact, eating these foods may cause IBS, fibromyalgia, migraines, autoimmune diseases, skin rashes, sinus issues and many more in some sensitivity individuals! In this article, learn more about what each of these food types are, where you can find them, why they are a problem for some people and what are some alternative options. Continue reading →
Elimination diets are not for everyone. They require hard work, planning, and dedication in order to get desired results.
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Our mission at Food Sensitivity Solutions is to help you feel your best! We understand the pivotal role of food sensitivities in many health ailments and believe dietary change is the best first place to start on the journey to better health. We know all about the successful outcomes of following a personalized elimination plan and we utilize this service for most of our clients. However, completing blood testing and drastically changing your diet is a big commitment and can sometimes feel a bit scary! It is our responsibility to share with you a helpful tactic to incorporate prior to making the big dive into the deep end. Continue reading →
In this tasty episode, I interview Registered Dietitian and Certified LEAP Therapist, Jan Patenaude. Jan specializes in the field of integrative nutrition and is one of the pioneers working with blood testing to diagnose and treat food sensitivities. She specifically works with a blood test called MRT®, or Mediator Release Testing. MRT® is a blood test that quantifies the inflammatory response to 150 different foods & food-chemicals. I know we’ve all heard a lot about gluten as causing ill effects for a lot of people but Jan shares a fascinating story about a patient who was deathly ill from an apple sensitivity! Jan will also shed light on the difference between a food allergy, food intolerance, and food sensitivity.
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What most people don’t realize is that MSG is naturally found in foods including mushrooms, asparagus, tomatoes, cheese, sugar beets, soy beans, fish, and seaweed. Culinary techniques such as drying foods and aging cheese increases the concentration of naturally occurring MSG (i.e., dried mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes, seaweed, Parmesan cheese). MSG provides the savory, or umami, taste in these foods. Umami is considered to be the 5th basic taste: sweet, salty, sour and bitter being the other four. Continue reading →
Do you suffer from headaches and migraines? If so, your chronic, debilitating, aching, pounding headache, with or without migraine symptoms, could be a thing of the past.
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Well, the key is identifying root cause! Continue reading →
Ah, the question we hear the most! The world of adverse food reactions is quite large, complex, and confusing. We are here to lessen the burden and help you have a better understanding of what is going on in your body. While some people spend most of their lives studying immunology, for the general public we feel it is important to review some of the basics. Continue reading →