Food sensitivities and allergies are on the rise in America. The health impact of food sensitivities or allergies can range from immediate hypersensitivity such as hives and shortness of breath to delayed inflammatory response which can be seen as IBS, digestion pains, bowel irregularity, migraines, fatigue, mood disorders, ADHD, and other inflammatory conditions
Food allergies, Celiac disease and food sensitivities all cause immune-mediate inflammatory reactions. However Celiac disease affects <1% of population, food allergies affects 4-6% of population and food sensitivities affect 30-40% of the population. Food sensitivities are definitely the largest issue but also the most complex because they are not specific to immunocytes and can trigger release of 100+ mediators.
At Solstice Health, we focus on identifying your food irritant through a Mediator Release Test (MRT) food sensitivity panel and reviewing a food diary with symptoms to determine foods that trigger episodes. Based on the laboratory blood work results, we will customize a meal plan to eliminate trigger foods and methodically add them back in while monitoring for symptoms.