Durant Functional Medicine for Health and Wellness
When you're dealing with more than one health issue or even a chronic health issue, it can be a challenge to pin down the root cause of your problems. A doctor who practices functional medicine approaches your health issues more comprehensively than a traditional practice. At One Health Wellness in Durant, OK, we approach your health issues using information about your exercise habits, recreational activities, an in-depth look at what you're eating, and how you generally feel in life. Combining this information into one big picture helps us solve any food sensitivities you're experiencing.
Food Sensitivities Are Not Food Allergies
Food sensitivity causes inflammation in the body, which manifests in different ways for different people. Food allergies cause a histamine reaction to happen in your body where you may develop watery, itchy eyes, itchy throat, itchy skin, swelling, skin redness, or random welts that come and go.
Food Sensitivity Symptoms
If you're sensitive to a food or an ingredient in a food, you'll experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Intestinal cramping
- A feeling of being antsy and not knowing why
- Feeling irritable or cranky
- Feeling depressed or just very sad
- Brain fog
While these symptoms can be attributed to many other health conditions, they are most likely associated with the ingredients in a food group.
Tracking Down the Foods that Affect You
A functional health care provider tracks down which foods you're experiencing sensitivity to through various methods. Depending on your situation, you might be asked to eliminate foods from your diet for 30-90 days and then allow your body to slowly consume the food you stopped to see if your body has any reactions to it. Your doctor may also order panels of specific blood testing that will show which foods you have responses to or simply those that give rise to inflammation.
Once the results come back from this process, we can provide you with a tailored diet. If adhered to, the new eating plan can lead you on a path to feeling energetic, happier, and perhaps better than you've felt in years.
Contact Us at Durant Health and Wellness Center
No matter what your food sensitivities are, we at One Health Wellness in Durant, OK love helping our community members and those from the surrounding areas solve their nutritional roadblocks. We've worked with several people to help them get back to vibrancy by detecting and resolving their food sensitivities. Contact us today for an appointment!