Food Intolerance Panel
Food intolerance (or sensitivity) is an abnormal response in the intestine to certain foods, resulting in inflammation, and may increase the risk of autoimmune diseases and cancer, as well as accelerate aging. Gut manifestations of food intolerance include: Diarrhea or loose stools (most common symptom), constipation, gastro-esophageal reflux (acid reflux or GERD), malabsorption (inability to benefit from the food we eat), and changes in intestinal wall integrity (allowing foreign bodies access beyond the gut which normally does not occur). Malnutrition and nutritional deficiencies: mouth ulcers, nausea/vomiting, gas, and IBS. Symptoms beyond the gut affect the skin (hives, dermatitis, rash, eczema), respiratory (runny nose/congestion, asthma, sinusitis), Heiner Syndrome, headaches/migraines, sleeplessness, irritability, and others.