Are Food Intolerances Making you Fat?

Food Intolerances

Just as everyone has different health issues, every person reacts differently to different food. There are people whose bodies cannot process certain foods; the most common food intolerances are to dairy, gluten, nuts, soy, corn, chocolate, and eggs. So what happens if you are intolerant to a particular food group?

When the body is unable to process a certain type of food, it mounts an offensive against it – an IgG, or immunoglobulin G response. This is different from the IgE responsive which causes an allergic reaction.  For example, when many people consume shellfish or peanuts, it could cause you to break out in rashes, and can become progressively worse and even dangerous, and may necessitate ER visits due to an anaphylactic reaction. An IgG is not life threatening; it is intolerance, or food sensitivity.

Through testing, we can determine what food is causing the IgG immune response, and exclude it from your diet, so that you don’t have trouble in the future.

When you eat something that doesn’t agree with your system, it acts as a chemical stressor, putting pressure on your immune system, causing inflammation; you may have your glucose and cortisone levels shooting up.

Inflammation is a major cause of obesity in the US. When there is inflammation in several parts of the body, it’s a very fertile environment for fat to get stored – which in turn can lead to so many life-threatening diseases as we all know.

Are you gaining weight in spite of cutting out calories, or carbs, and working out – and basically doing everything you’ve been told by experts? You may have a food intolerance you’re not yet aware of.

At the Young Naturopathic Center for Wellness, we can do the IgG test on a wide variety of food, and help you identify which food you’re intolerant to. Once you eliminate it from your diet, you can reduce the inflammation in your body and begin to lose the excess weight.

Just talk to our patient care concierge – she will direct you to the doctor who can help you identify your food intolerance.