Each of us has adverse reactions to certain foods – not only liking it or not. In fact, on many occasions the body has particular physical responses to one or more types of food. These reactions give rise to a series of disorders whose origin is often not understood, from abdominal swelling to acne, from migraines to water retention and so on.
Furthermore, by causing mild systemic inflammation, in the long run, especially if underestimated, intolerances can lead to those energy blocks being responsible for the onset of serious diseases.
How to recognize food intolerances
Due to its orientation towards the most complete well-being, Image Regenerative Clinic pays great attention to food intolerance issues, also because of their nature, which always leads to an organic weakening of which, in most cases, one is not even aware.
There are two methods Image Regenerative Clinic prefers among the many different tests in order to identify food intolerances with precision:
- bioresonance, a biomedical machine that analyzes a biological sample (saliva), giving a highly reliable scientific response;
- kinesiological tests, muscle tests to measure strength in response to a certain food. These tests were defined by Dr. George Goodheart, who discovered the technique, “the code for speaking to the body and receiving answers from it”.
Difference between food intolerances and allergies
Unlike what happens with food allergies, intolerances do not depend on the abnormal activation of the immune system, and do not give dangerous reactions. They manifest themselves gradually, sometimes in an equivocal way, so they are often ignored. In general, the symptoms are proportional to the amount of food ingested and to the repetitiveness with which it is consumed (as if the body were “intoxicated”).
The foods to which you are intolerant are often unsuspected and healthy and, of course, are completely subjective.
Types of food intolerances
There are different types of food intolerances. The enzymatic ones are determined by the inability to metabolize some components, the most common being lactose. Another example of intolerance due to the lack of an enzyme is that of gluten, widely developed and equally underestimated, especially in Italy and in the Mediterranean basin.
Intolerances can also occur following the intake of foods that are considered “pharmacological”, such as caffeine and alcohol, or towards food additives (sweeteners, flavor enhancers, preservatives, and dyes).
Symptoms of food intolerances
Intolerance disorders are many and varied, especially on the gastrointestinal, dermatological, and respiratory level. The most common are abdominal swelling, flatulence, digestive difficulties, gastritis, colitis, mouth ulcers, constipation or diarrhea, dermatitis and eczema, acne, urticaria, weakening of hair and nails, but also water retention, drowsiness and tiredness, insomnia, asthma and chronic colds, migraines, difficulty in losing weight, and even mild forms of depression.
In the presence of food intolerances, it is necessary to eliminate for a period, under medical supervision, the foods responsible for the disturbance, replacing them with others capable of satisfying the nutritional needs of the organism. After temporary abstinence, one can try to reintroduce adverse foods gradually by testing individual reactions.
For whom it is appropriate
Given that everyone should perform a food intolerance test every year, so as to get to know their body thoroughly and support it with full knowledge of the facts, the food intolerance test is especially recommended in the case of chronic disorder whose cause is not understood (for example indigestion, migraines, acne and dermatitis, bloating, and water retention).
Kinesiology tests typically last from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the foods to be tested. The collection of biological samples, on the other hand, is immediate.
Kinesiological tests and/or collection of biological samples (saliva).
Image team led by Prof. Carlo Tremolada carries out food intolerances tests in Milan.
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