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Welcome to the show notes for episode #6 my podcast, Clean Eating for Women. This one is all about discovering and managing food sensitivities, especially in managing symptoms as part of a health journey.
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In this episode about food sensitivities, I talk about:
- Signs and symptoms of food sensitivities
- How to determine which ones you might have
- Management of food sensitivities (and how not to go crazy doing so)!
- The important distinction between food allergies and food sensitivities
- How an unknown dairy sensitivity might have been the beginning of my health problems, combined with birth control pills and eating too much sugar
- How I developed chronic hives after I started eating more legumes and whole grains
- The different types of tests you can do, including one at home!
- How to figure out on your own which foods you might be reacting to
- The challenges of managing your known sensitivities…and some practical ways so you don’t go crazy
- A new definition of health, even if you are still experiencing many symptoms
Links mentioned in this episode (some affiliate links included):
- A description of the differences between allergies and sensitivities
- The Paleo Approach book by Sara Ballantyne, PhD
- Cell Science Alcat testing (the one I’ve done twice)
- Dr. Axe Elimination diet for figuring out food sensitivities
- Cyrex Labs, I did the gluten cross-reactivity test
- KBMO Diagnostics Food Inflammation Test, I want to do this one in the future
- List of top 8 allergens
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