I was asked the question this week, "Dr. O'Bryan, what diet plan do you suggest I follow? There are so many options out there and I'm not sure what to choose."
Often this question comes from a person wanting to shed a few pounds, but in this case, it was someone wanting to combat foggy brain, fatigue, and joint pain. This person could not help but notice that certain foods seemed to be triggering an inflammatory response. I assured her that she was on to something and gave her guidance on an easy, affordable, and convenient option to more clearly identify if this was the case. She was delighted to know that she could test food allergens and become more strategic with her dietary habits. Makes sense that if you don't know the basic frameworks of what a persons body is doing from within, it becomes difficult to give an answer to such a question about diet plans right? And we all know that certain things work for some people but not for others. My research shows that elimination of food allergens can play a significant role in the realm of healthcare and even in weight loss.
Here's how I like to guide people on knowing what to eat, and especially what NOT to eat for better health.
Consider FOOD ALLERGY testing!
Testing immunoglobulin antibodies to indicate food allergens can be such a helpful tool to a person. Did you know that your body will raise antibody titers to indicate your immune response to certain foods, which if high, can lead to health problems? Plain and simple, what you eat can cause many symptoms and, my oh my, do we live in an environment of food allergens. Don't believe me? Take a look at this in regards to food allergies and symptoms. Do you notice anything affecting you? Have you been suspicious of certain foods causing your problem? Have you considered testing to find out? You might want to...
Indications for FOOD ALLERGY TESTING
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Blood Sugar Problems
Autoimmune Disease!!!! (a big one)
Is your problem dairy, meats, eggs, grains, gluten, fruits, nuts, vegetables, coffee, or even candida (yeast) overgrowth? It's very possible!
I provide a consultation/testing kit that will give Low, Moderate, and Avoid criteria for foods that are the biggest offenders when it comes to creating an inflammatory response, symptoms, and reactivity from the 95 most commonly eaten foods. That's right! 95 'yes' or 'no' foods that you should or should not eat. I already have patients signing up left and right to find out their personal food allergen profile. It's wonderful to be able to provide this option in the mix of everything else that we can offer in functional medicine.
We're getting close to the New Year and if you plan on making your health a priority, this is a great way to start. Give our team a call today and we can share all of the details and pricing information to help you succeed in achieving that goal.
All the Best!
Dr. Sonja O'Bryan