Your Brain and Food
,Spring has arrived, but is winter really over?
The sun is shining, which is a start!
Even with sunny days, maintaining your mental health can be challenging. There are so many causes of Anxiety and Depression ranging from situational to chemical just name two, but what if the foods you are eating are also contributing factor?
What if it is a signal from your gut microbiome that something is wrong?
Food sensitivities symptoms do not always show up as gut related issues. They can also show in the form of mental health challenges such as depression and anxiety, skin issues and more.
What if you could make a difference in your life by avoiding the foods that are contributing to your depression and anxiety? Would you want to know what they are?
Recent research studies have shown that food sensitivities can play a role in mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression.
Allergy UK recently completed a study which demonstrated that people with psychological symptoms such as anxiety and depression as well as food sensitivities (foods that tested high with IgG testing), were found to have a significant improvement in their condition after eliminating those high IgG foods from their diets. In fact, 81% of those with elevated IgG levels reported an improvement in their depression and anxiety after eliminating those high IgG foods from their diet. That is significant in my books!
So what is an IgG test and how do you get one?
In testing for food sensitivities, blood is exposed to a panel of foods and food components. The degree of total immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody binding to each food is then quantified. In other words, it tests the response of your immune system to each food tested. The higher the number the more your immune system reacted to the food item causing inflammation.
Arranging for Food Sensitivity Testing is something I help my clients with. It is as easy as having a test kit sent to your home, then putting 5 drops of blood on a test strip and returning it to the lab via mail. I receive the results in a couple of weeks, and make a plan for my clients to get back to better health.
If you suffer with depression and anxiety and would you be interested in learning how making different food choices could help you feel better with less anxiety and depression, perhaps getting an IgG test would be right for you.
Contact me today to discuss if IgG testing is right for you.
Helping you Explore the World of Food
Certified Culinary Nutritionist and
The Food Sensitivity Coach
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The Food Sensitivity Coach
I am passionate about exploring the world with a view to food allergies and sensitivities. I look forward to sharing with you what I find, from books, blogs and websites to recipes, hacks, inspirations and opinions, join me in a journey to live your best life.