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Thinking you have aFood Sensitivities?

Do certain foods make you feel "off"? You're not alone. Food sensitivities affect around 20% of the global population, and at least one in ten individuals has a food allergy. While these terms are sometimes used interchangeably, it's crucial to distinguish between food sensitivities and allergies. Food allergies trigger a severe immune response that often requires immediate medical attention, while food sensitivities can cause a range of discomforting symptoms that might be challenging to identify. In this blog post, we'll explore the difference between sensitivities and allergies and discuss how KYH Nutrition can assist you in managing your food sensitivities.

Understanding Food Sensitivities vs. Allergies

Food Sensitivities: These are adverse reactions to certain foods that can manifest up to 72 hours after consumption. Symptoms of food sensitivities can vary but may include:

  • Pain in your stomach after eating

  • Diarrhoea

  • Constipation

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Skin conditions (among others)

Food Allergies: In contrast, food allergies trigger immediate and severe immune responses that are considered medical emergencies. Symptoms of food allergies may include:

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Itchy throat

  • Swollen tongue

  • Tingling sensations in lips, mouth, tongue, and throat

  • Wheezing or coughing

  • Dizziness

  • Paleness

  • Collapse

How KYH Nutrition Can Help

If you suspect you have food sensitivities, it's essential to seek guidance to identify problematic foods and manage your symptoms effectively. KYH Nutrition offers expert support in managing food sensitivities with the following approach:

  1. Assessment of Your Diet: KYH Nutrition works with you to assess your current diet and lifestyle. This initial step helps identify potential trigger foods and areas where dietary changes can be made.

  2. Elimination Diet: An elimination diet involves temporarily removing suspected trigger foods from your diet. This can help pinpoint which foods are causing your symptoms. It typically takes 4 to 6 weeks of elimination before you start reintroducing foods one at a time.

  3. Symptom Tracking: During the reintroduction phase, KYH Nutrition will guide you in tracking your symptoms carefully. This process helps determine the level of reaction each food causes, allowing for a more precise understanding of your sensitivities.

  4. Expert Guidance: Navigating food sensitivities on your own can be challenging. KYH Nutrition provides expert guidance throughout the process, helping you make informed choices and manage your symptoms effectively.

  5. Gut Health Support: In some cases, improving gut health may be necessary to enable you to eat trigger foods without experiencing symptoms. KYH Nutrition can work with you to develop strategies for enhancing your gut health.

Living with food sensitivities can be challenging, but with the right support and guidance, you can identify trigger foods and manage your symptoms effectively. KYH Nutrition understands the complexities of food sensitivities and offers a comprehensive approach to help you achieve a more comfortable and symptom-free life. Don't go through it alone – seek the assistance of KYH Nutrition to discover which foods are right for you and embark on a path to improved well-being.

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