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Food Allergies


Food Allergies

Do you suffer from intestinal problems? Do you have headaches, mood swings, weight gain, and fatigue or muscle pain? Do you suffer from attention issues? These can all be signs of food allergies. There are different types of allergies, immediate and delayed.  Immediate allergies are commonly known like peanut or seafood allergies. What about delayed allergies? These are allergies where the symptoms are not acute but subtle and can take up to 14 days to appear. We often see behavioral changes in children with allergies to food dyes and colors. These can all be easily treated and managed

Common symptoms of food allergies

  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Skin rashes
  • Behavioral problems

Serenity Health Care Center in Waukesha uses several approaches to identify and manage food allergies, including:

  • IGG testing
  • Oral challenge testing
  • Rotation/elimination diet to see if symptoms will result after eating suspected allergenic food.

In all, we test for 50 of the most common food allergens, including wheat, corn, eggs, milk, yeast, and soybeans.

Most food allergies can be easily treated using the rotation/elimination diet or sublingual immunotherapy, also known as “drop therapy”. Fixed food allergies, such as shellfish or peanuts, are enduring allergies. These food allergies are determined by history. The only current treatment for fixed food allergies is the complete elimination of the offending foods.

The IGG blood test is a comprehensive blood test that helps identify foods that are causing delayed reactions. The IGG food panel will test 50 or more different foods, and you will receive a report with these foods divided into three reaction categories ranging from mild, moderate and severe reactions.

By making healthy changes in your eating program, you can minimize many of the symptoms caused by food allergies. Our treatment for food allergies using the rotation/elimination diet is 100% natural, convenient, safe and effective. For those foods that you cannot totally eliminate, you can use sublingual immunotherapy, which relieves symptoms and assists in healing the immune system.

Visit Serenity’s Kitchen for our food allergy recipes, tried and true.

Call 262-522-8640 for help to manage food allergies.

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