When most people think of allergies, they think of the allergic reactions caused by airborne allergens such as pollen, mold, wool, or fur, without realizing that many health-related issues are the result of unidentified allergies or sensitivities to certain ingredients in the food they eat. Not all foods have the same effect on all people. A particular food which is healthy for one person may cause problems in another due to hidden allergies.
The most common foods known to cause allergic reactions are peanuts, wheat, fish, milk, soy, eggs, and tree nuts. When your body encounters allergens in foods, it naturally creates anti-bodies to fight off the allergen. However, these anti-bodies do not always succeed in eradicating the allergen's effect, and the body requires assistance.
Allergic reactions vary wildly. Some are immediate and are easy to identify. Others only appear after an interval of three days, and therefore may not be easily identifiable as food allergies. Unidentified food sensitivities can contribute to disorders such as headaches, ADD/ADHD, irritable bowel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic ear infections, insomnia, and more.
The best way to determine if there is a particular food in your diet that is causing you unnecessary ill is to set up an appointment with New Age Medical Center. We can help you understand why and how food allergies are affecting you and the best way to get treatment and relief from it.
For food allergy testing, New Age Medical Center uses Alletess Medical Laboratories, a lab that has nearly 30 years of experience. The allergy test that is done is call the RAST (or radioallergosorbent) Test. With one small blood sample, the RAST Test can deduce a wide range of allergies.
The nutritionists at New Age Medical Center then create a dietary plan based on these test results. Whether you desire a diet that is vegetarian, kosher, Asian, Spanish, etc., New Age Medical will create a diet plant that suits your nutritional needs and food preferences.