Food Sensitivities and Their Link to Weight Gain

By Yollo Wellness –

eatingIt’s true that we gain weight when we eat more than we can burn off. But this conventional diet wisdom does not always hold true. Weight gain can also be caused by health conditions such as hypothyroidism, food sensitivity, Cushing’s syndrome, organ disease, prescription drug use, anxiety, blood sugar imbalance, and essential fatty acid deficiency. Many people respond to stress or depression by eating excessively. Sources of stress may not always be apparent, but may still affect eating habits and cause weight gain.

Reactions to foods are not always immediate. They can occur many hours later as bloating and swelling in the hands, feet, ankles, abdomen, chin and around the eyes. Much of the weight gained is fluid retention caused by inflammation and the release of certain hormones. In addition, there is fermentation of foods, particularly carbohydrates, in the intestines which can result in a swollen distended belly and gas production. Food allergies as well as food sensitivities can cause weight gain. Yes, it’s possible to have no other symptoms. You can’t count on seeing runny noses or sneezes with some food sensitivities. Instead, a person’s body perceives the food as a poison and limits digestion of nutrients, thus causing the body to store fat.

Symptoms of Food Sensitivity
Symptoms of food sensitivity can include headache, indigestion or heartburn, fatigue, depression, joint pain or arthritis, canker sores, chronic respiratory symptoms such as wheezing, sinus congestion or bronchitis and chronic bowel problems such as diarrhea or constipation.

What is Food Sensitivity?
The inability to tolerate foods and environmental factors, also known as sensitivity or intolerance, induces chronic activation of the innate immune system and gives rise to inflammatory processes, which includes excess production of reactive oxygen species and the release of preformed and newly synthesized mediators of inflammation

This inflammation has been linked to countless chronic conditions, including: digestive disorders, migraines, obesity, chronic fatigue, ADD, aching joints, skin disorders, arthritis and many more.

How Does Food Sensitivity Differ from Classic Food Allergies?
True food allergies refer to foods that trigger the immune system to acutely produce massive amounts of the chemical histamine that leads to anaphylaxis. This potentially fatal condition causes the throat and esophagus to swell, cutting off air from the lungs, or may simply cause hives, skin rashes, and other non-life-threatening reactions.

This type of reaction is called a type I hypersensitivity reaction, caused by the degranulation of mast cells or basophils that is mediated by Immunoglobulin E (IgE).

Live Cell Digestion and Analysis Test
At YOLLO Wellness (You Only Live LIFE ONCE), we offer a blood draw that can test for food sensitivities and a Live Cell Digestion and Analysis test. The Live Cell allows you to view your blood cells on a monitor to help you explain your digestion, your cell activity, and other issues in your blood which may be prohibiting your health.

Hidden dangers are within many of us. If you are not sure where to begin, make an appointment for a Live Cell. With a supplement purchase, your visit will be FREE! Established clients will receive a monthly complimentary Live Cell Analysis. For a total health analysis, Dr. Headley will be available for a complimentary 30 minute consultation for the month of July.

Life Is In The Blood
Remember, “LIFE IS IN THE BLOOD.” We hope you will consider one of our complimentary events to learn more about your health. To RSVP, please call YOLLO Wellness at 239-275-2229.

Complimentary YOLLO Wellness July Events:
Complimentary Luncheon and Events
July 19th 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Full Body and Breast Thermography
Scan Demonstration


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