Living with food allergies can be a real challenge, but it is possible to manage them by following some simple tips. Functional and integrative medicine can help you do this in a holistic way that considers your overall health and well-being. If you live in Temecula or Murrieta, Hoyt Integrative Health is here to help. If you get lost with the tips below it might be time to do comprehensive food antigen testing. We frequently test IgE, IgG, C3D and IgG4 IgM and IgM, cooked and uncooked can also eliminate much of the guess work. Let’s look at some tips for living with food allergies.
1. Avoid Trigger Foods
The first and most crucial step is to avoid eating the foods that you are allergic to. This can be difficult, especially if you are not sure what all of your triggers are. Keep a food diary and track your symptoms after eating different foods. Pay attention to even minor changes in your body, as they may be indicative of an allergy. If you are unsure whether a food is safe for you to eat, it is always better to err on the side of caution and avoid it.
2. Identify Safe Alternatives
Once you know which foods you need to avoid, you can identify safe alternatives. Many allergen-free foods are available on the market, so do some research to find the ones you like. You may also need to get creative in the kitchen and create your own recipes. If you are allergic to multiple foods, it can be helpful to meal plan ahead so that you always have something safe and tasty to eat. We provide a photo library of several stores that uploads to your phone. This can ease the burden of self discovery.
3. Manage Your Stress Levels
It is essential to manage your stress levels if you have food allergies. Stress can trigger symptoms and make them worse. Find healthy ways to cope with stress, such as yoga, meditation, or spending time in nature. Medication, including functional medicine, integrative medicine, and holistic care, can also help to manage stress levels. This is important for your overall health and well-being, in addition to managing food allergies.
4. Loss of Gut integrity Creates Sensitivities and Allergies
Reductions of favorable microbiome, dysbiosis or bacterial imbalance , parasites, candida overgrowth, markers of inflammation and absorption all play into the development of food sensitivities and allergies. These variables can be tested using DNA PCR analysis.
Book an Appointment with Hoyt Integrative Health
If you are looking for functional medicine, integrative medicine, or holistic care in Temecula or Murrieta, look no further than Hoyt Integrative Health. Dr. Hoyt can help you manage your food allergies in a way Zthat is safe and healthy. Call our team today at (951) 973-0773 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.