Food Sensitivity

James W Stalker, DC -  - Allergy Clinic

East Bay Wellness

James W Stalker, DC

Weight Loss Clinic and Alternative Allergy Clinic located in San Ramon, CA

Do you suffer from chronic fatigue? Are you struggling to lose weight? You may have a food sensitivity. At East Bay Wellness in San Ramon, California, functional medicine and allergy specialist James Stalker, DC, offers food-sensitivity testing and uses the information obtained from the testing to help you improve your health. To schedule a consultation to learn more about food sensitivities, call the office today or request an appointment online.

Food Sensitivity Q & A

What is a food sensitivity?

A food sensitivity refers to a food that makes you feel ill but doesn’t cause a life-threatening allergic reaction. With a food sensitivity, your body may have a difficult time digesting or metabolizing a specific food, leading to various symptoms. A food sensitivity isn’t the same as food intolerance, which causes a digestive system reaction due to missing enzymes that make digestion of that food difficult or impossible.  

What are the symptoms of a food sensitivity?

Symptoms caused by a food sensitivity vary in both type and severity, which is why food sensitivities are often overlooked as a cause for your symptoms. You may have a food sensitivity if you suffer from:

  • Indigestion
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Migraines or headaches
  • Lupus or thyroid conditions
  • Skin problems
  • Inflammation
  • Weight-loss resistance

If you have these symptoms, or any other symptoms that seem to have no definable cause, contact East Bay Wellness and schedule a food-sensitivity test.

How are food sensitivities tested?

Dr. Stalker uses a finger prick test for his food-sensitivity testing. This simple blood test assesses your body’s reaction to 96 different foods. Your blood work is sent to an independent lab, which provides Dr. Stalker with your food-sensitivity results within 7-10 days.

What are the treatments for a food sensitivity?

Treatment for your food sensitivity is avoiding the offending food. Based on the information provided by your food-sensitivity test, Dr. Stalker determines the foods that your body can’t handle and creates a list of acceptable foods for you to eat.

Once you implement your new diet plan and omit the foods your body is sensitive to, you should notice an improvement in clarity, energy, and an overall sense of well-being. If you’re struggling with your weight, you should start to lose with ease.

If you continue to experience symptoms after you’ve eliminated the offending foods, it may indicate an imbalance in your body. Dr. Stalker can relieve your symptoms with advanced allergy therapeutics (AAT), which uses gentle pressure on various parts of your body that correspond with your symptoms to reduce stress and improve symptoms.

Food sensitivities may be the reason you’re not feeling yourself. To learn more, contact East Bay Wellness by phone or online today.