Functional medicine is highly beneficial in both the discovery and treatment of food allergies in individuals of all ages. The discovery of a food allergy is more common in children than adults. However, it is also common for food allergies to present themselves once an individual reaches maturity. Conventional medicine will often try to simply treat the symptoms of a food allergy. Functional medicine, on the other hand, seeks to investigate the cause of these frustrating symptoms. After identifying a food allergy, an individual will learn how to once again live a happy and healthy life.
Food allergies often present themselves in ways that are quite evident such as stomach problems and even severe allergic reactions. However, food allergies also impact your body in less obvious ways such as gut health. A healthy gut is crucial to your overall wellbeing. The negative impact on gut health caused by food allergies can lead to a condition known as Leaky Gut Syndrome. This condition is caused by a breakdown of the intestinal lining that keeps toxins found in your stomach from entering your bloodstream. As you can imagine, this can quickly become a serious health concern.
Functional medicine can successfully treat Leaky Gut Syndrome and other negative side-effects of food allergies by establishing healthy lifestyle habits. In some cases, herbal supplements or other alternative holistic treatments are helpful in the treatment of these uncomfortable side-effects.
The primary goal of functional medicine is to treat the cause of the disease and not just the symptoms. Thorough testing identifies the food allergies which are responsible for any discomfort and negative side-effects an individual is experiencing.
Discovering foods that your body is allergic to can be frustrating. However, by working alongside Dr. Washatka, you will discover that freedom and relief are within your reach.
After establishing a list of food allergies and things to avoid, Dr. Washatka creates an individualized plan of care which focuses on restoring your body to a state of whole health. The damaging effects of food allergies often cause a variety of other health issues which will likely dissipate after addressing the cause of the problem.
Functional medicine is the best way to approach and diagnose food allergies of all kinds. By focusing on the cause of the problems, as well as addressing the serious side-effects such as Leaky Gut Syndrome, Dr. Sarah Washatka can aid you in feeling your very best once again. In addition to preventing discomfort caused by food allergies, identifying food allergies can aid in the prevention of more serious health issues down the road.
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