Can a naturopath help with allergies?
A naturopathic doctor may be able to support you with less severe allergies, sensitivities and food intolerances. They may focus on your microbiome and overall digestion with nutrition and herbs.
Can food allergies be reversed?
Generally, food allergies cannot be reversed. It may be possible to improve food intolerances by ingesting food in small, regular doses. Supervised elimination diets with reintroduction may also work.
What are some home remedies for food allergies?
True food allergies that involve anaphylaxis require the use of an Epi-pen or antihistamine. For food intolerances, some try the elimination “hypoallergenic” diet, herbs, quercetin and probiotics.
What is the natural cure for wheat allergy?
The natural cure for a true wheat allergy is avoidance. If you suspect you might have wheat intolerance and avoidance does not help, consider food testing to confirm the cause of your symptoms.
How do naturopaths test for allergies?
A naturopath can test for a food intolerance with an elimination diet to root out the source of the symptoms. If symptoms don’t improve, they might requisition a food sensitivity test.
Do food sensitivity tests really work?
Food sensitivity blood tests are effective in measuring IgG when using the ELISA microarray method. Research shows that eliminating foods identified on these tests can improve IBS, migraines, weight gain, rheumatoid arthritis and ADHD. IgG levels only indicate an exposure to the food and the intolerance is defined statistically compared to the mean population. Learn more about the lab testing method, cross-reactivities, false positives and more at this link here.
What does a food allergy panel test for?
Food allergy panels test for IgE, while food intolerance panels test IgG reactive proteins. Both test for shellfish, wheat, egg, fish, milk, peanuts, soy, tree nuts and up to 220 priority foods.
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