By  Jennifer Nevels, NMD

When we eat a particular food that our body doesn’t like a variety of symptoms can occur within a few hours up to 3 days later. More common reactions to foods can be associated with digestive issues, headaches, acne, weight gain, allergies, fatigue and joint pain. There are blood tests that can be done to determine what each individual is sensitive to, but the most common food sensitivities I see in my practice are: wheat (gluten), dairy, and baker’s yeast (bread). If you are having any of the symptoms that food sensitivities can cause it may be a good idea to try to avoid all of these foods at the same time for 4 weeks to see if you feel better.

Wheat and yeast alternatives: Brown rice, brown rice pasta, brown rice cakes, quinoa, corn tortillas to replace flour tortillas, lettuce wraps instead of buns. Choose organic if possible.

Dairy alternatives: Coconut, almond or rice milk products.

This is information only – NOT medical advice