When it comes to chronic problems, everyone agrees that diet plays a role... yet its often the last thing we turn to for treatment. Why is that?
Well, because its REALLY HARD to figure out exactly what is causing you problems. There are three main reasons for this...
These food sensitivities cause inflammation in our body and lead to bothersome and painful symptoms including IBS, migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, hives/eczema, fatigue, depression, weight problems, ADHD, joint/muscle pain and many more problems.
So then what do you do? You can tediously record all your food intake and try your best to connect the dots (but because of the 3 points above you may not come to any conclusions). You can try taking various foods out of your diet. You can take medications and supplements to dull or mask your symptoms. And you may feel a little better. Maybe.
I've spent the last several months studying food sensitivities and I'm finally ready to share with you what I've learned.
Marlene Maltby is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Seattle, WA where she specializes in pediatric & adolescent nutrition, food sensitivities, vegetarian/vegan diets and enteral tube feeding.. Prior to becoming a RDN, she completed professional training in culinary arts.