Are Your Hidden Food Sensitivities Making You Fat?
Perhaps you’ve heard the saying “one man’s meat is another man’s poison”? Food sensitivities are becoming more and more common as our society deals with ever increasing levels of toxins, pesticides, and stress. And the worst thing is that these sensitivities may be so subtle you may not even know you have them, until they manifest as migraines, digestive disorders, sinus issues, eczema, chronic fatigue, asthma, autism, or obesity. If you are consistently eating foods you are sensitive to, this constantly over-activates your immune system, leads to increased inflammation in the body, and can cause sugar cravings, making it virtually impossible for you to lose weight. With prolonged exposure, these same foods can make you very sick.
But if you don’t have an immediate reaction to a food, how can you know if you are sensitive to it? By far, the most comprehensive test is a simple blood test called the ALCAT test. The ALCAT measures the body’s cellular response to challenges from a wide array of substances including foods, food additives, molds, chemicals, and colorings. The ALCAT is not an allergy test that tests for a specific antibody (like the skin prick test used by most medical practitioners). The skin prick test may pick up some of your allergies, but may miss others if they provoke a different type of antibody response. In my experience, if you have an immediate IgE sensitivity to a food, you probably know it. The delayed sensitivity reactions can be much harder to pinpoint, as sometimes the symptoms will not even appear for two weeks after being exposed to the food!
A study from Baylor Medical College reported 98% success for weight/fat loss in patients that followed the recommended ALCAT rotation diet plan and removed foods they tested sensitive to. This success occurred without reducing calories, carbohydrates, or fat grams!
The ALCAT test was developed to measure personal nutrition at the cellular level. If you suffer from stubborn weight gain or more serious health issues like migraines, ulcerative colitis, aching joints, autism, autoimmune disease, asthma, fibromyalgia, or chronic fatigue, the “healthy” foods you’re eating might be making you sick and fat. Find out what’s really going on inside your body today by making an appointment to determine if the ALCAT is an appropriate test for you.