Millions of people suffer from the symptoms of food allergies and food intolerances, although they may not be aware of it. Common foods eaten by most people can produce a variety of physical and mental health problems. Symptoms of food allergies can range from headaches to heartburn, from arthritis to anxiety, rashes to restlessness, allergic rhinitis to depression, from constipation to colitis. Often the offending foods are the things we love to eat and drink the most.
The Natural Approach to Food Allergies
Food allergies can also have sudden and serious reactions, producing potentially life threatening symptoms like severe breathing impairment, hives and even shock. People who have experienced these reactions know that they have a true food allergy, and typically carry an epi-pen or other anti-histamine medication to prevent these situations.
More often, however, people experience symptoms of food intolerances which create milder, more annoying symptoms that can linger and reoccur. Symptoms of food intolerances can be sinus congestion, headaches, chronic fatigue, skin rashes, asthma, eczema, chronic ear infections in children, anxiety, depression, irritability, hyperactivity, gastrointestinal issues such as gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, stomach aches, colitis, and even autoimmune diseases.
At Boulder Natural Health, we help people identify and heal both food allergies and food intolerances. We offer a food allergy testing as well as dietary and nutritional counseling and specific supplementation that will help you heal your food reactions.
Naturopathic medicine provides natural and holistic care solutions for most acute and chronic conditions. The goal of care is different from conventional medicine because the focus is addressing the underlying cause of illness not just the symptoms.
When you address the underlying dysfunction in the body and restore the biochemical balance to all organ systems, symptoms resolve on their own.