Food Sensitivity Testing
Do you have a food sensitivity but are not sure to what? Do you think you have an idea what it might be, but you want to make sure?
ARCpoint Labs of Milwaukee North offers a multitude of Food Sensitivity Tests to ensure you are eating the right things so you can feel your best.
What Is Food Sensitivity?
Food sensitivities and intolerances are unwanted reactions to certain foods. Consuming these foods can cause a variety of symptoms including bloating, upset stomach, and other gastrointestinal problems.
Food sensitivities and intolerances are not the same as food allergies. The central difference is that true allergies are caused by an overreaction of the immune system.
With food sensitivities and intolerances, reactions are normally expected, and increase based on how much of the food is consumed. In contrast, allergic reactions can have unpredictable severity and often occur with small levels of exposure or even just contact with the skin.
Examples of food sensitivities and intolerances include:
- Lactose intolerance
- Non-celiac gluten sensitivity
- Caffeine intolerance
- Alcohol sensitivity
- Intolerance to food additives like sulfites
- Intolerance to FODMAPs (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols)
To learn more about Food Sensitivity Testing at ARCpoint Labs of Milwaukee North, please contact us.