Intolerances are different from food allergies, the best known of which is an allergy to peanuts.
The theory behind food-intolerance testing is that there are certain foods that the body treats as foreign substances and produces Immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies which attack the food in question and cause inflammation of the digestive tract.
This can lead to weight gain, bloating, tiredness, constipation and many other symptoms associated with a poor diet. By eliminating foods which cause the inflammation, the immune system can regulate the body better.
A study carried out by the University of Miami indicates that it can be an effective means of adjusting one’s diet.
Prof John Lewis and his team in Miami concluded a study on tackling obesity by identifying food intolerances or hidden food sensitivities.
Blood tests can help identify food intolerances or hidden food sensitivities that may contribute to obesity, according to the study.
The average weight loss of the 125 people who participated in the trial was 12 pounds over three months.
Lewis says several studies have linked inflammation in the digestive tract to obesity. By eliminating foods which cause the inflammation, he says, the immune system can regulate the body better which lowers inflammation and helps people lose weight.
He concedes though that more research is needed on the subject of gut inflammation and obesity.
“Identifying specific foods that cause a reaction from an individual’s immune system and eliminating them from the diet could be an additional strategy for long-lasting and perhaps permanent weight loss,” Lewis says.
The study was published in the Journal of Obesity and Weight Loss Therapyin the United States.
It is believed to be the first to assess the effect of an Immunoglobulin G (IgG) food sensitivity test – in combination with a food elimination diet – on weight, body mass index, and quality of life in people who wanted to lose weight and/or were overweight.
“The food-intolerance test, along with proper nutrition (ie, nutrient sufficiency), in tandem with other measures such as exercise, could definitely be the way to approach the overweight/obese crisis,” he says.
“Regardless of what you eat, you must eat fewer calories than you expend every day and stay consistent with that caloric deficit over time to achieve meaningful weight loss.
“Eliminating foods that create reactions would theoretically lower inflammation, thereby assisting in weight loss.”
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