Question : How do I know if I have an allergy to wheat?

Question : How do I know if I have an allergy to wheat?
ANSWER:There are different ways to test for food allergies. A true food allergy is an IgE response which is done by skin testing or blood (blood tests for IgE reactions aren’t very accurate in my opinion). There are also IgG tests that are blood tests which can be very revealing. These reactions are considered food sensitivities or intolerances rather than true allergy.Food sensitivities can cause a myriad of different symptoms ranging from mood disorders to skin rashes to joint pain, migraines, autoimmune diseases, and gastrointestinal symptoms (just to name a few!). An easy test would be to eliminate it from your diet for a few weeks and take note of improvement in any symptoms you may be experiencing. Feel free to call our office and speak to a wellness consultant for more information.

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