Food Sensitivity Testing (ALCAT)

Food Sensitivity Testing

There are many ways your diet can affect your health. The food that you eat can change the way your body feels, and you may have food sensitivity issues that are causing serious problems.

If you believe you are suffering from food sensitivities, consider visiting Community Chiropractic Center to have an Alcat Test performed. We have years of experience helping residents of Poway, CA, and the surrounding areas identify and address food intolerance.

What Is Food Sensitivity?

Certain foods tend to cause digestive issues for nearly everybody. For example, spicy foods tend to affect your bowel movements, as does eating excessive amounts of cheese. However, food sensitivities are issues that arise from foods that don’t affect most people negatively, but that you have a particular intolerance to.

Examples of common food sensitivities include caffeine, gluten, and fructose. An Alcat Test can help you identify which foods you’re sensitive to so you can avoid them as much as possible and prevent problems such as inflammation.

What Is an Alcat Test?

While you can figure out which foods your body likes and doesn’t like through the process of elimination, that can take a while and leave you feeling sluggish in the meantime. You may also be setting yourself up for a severe allergic reaction.

The best way to figure out whether or not you have a food sensitivity is to get an Alcat Test. The Alcat Test is a simple blood test that involves having a blood sample analyzed for foods and other potentially irritating substances. It only takes a few minutes to collect the blood sample, and you can figure out which foods are causing inflammation and other problems in just a day or so.

Improving Your Health Through Diet

Once you know which foods you have an intolerance to, you can avoid them to prevent health problems. Inflammation can lead to a wide variety of problems in your body, and it’s the most common symptom of food intolerance. You should try to cut these foods out as much as possible, although that does not necessarily mean you will have to stop eating them entirely.

In addition to avoiding inflammation-causing foods, it’s also a good idea to incorporate some inflammation-fighting foods into your diet. Foods such as berries, fish, green tea, and avocados can help fight inflammation to keep your body healthy.

Visit Our Chiropractor Today

The last thing you want is to eat foods you are intolerant to simply because you are unaware of your food sensitivities. If you want to transform your diet to improve your health, you can begin by visiting Community Chiropractic Center in Poway, CA, for an Alcat Test. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (858) 486-1222.

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