Linda Latta

Pediatrics

Homeopathy is the safe, gentle, effective complement to your caregiving regimen!

Food Sensitivities & Allergies

Food allergies and/or intolerances are escalating. Due to the high prevalence of processed foods and convenience items, it appears that we have exacerbated this situation in our young ones. Genetically modified foods, chemically preserved foods, artificial colourings and flavourings were never meant for the body to tolerate. It does the best it can to adjust, but when the load becomes too heavy, sensitivities and other symptoms can arise.

Food sensitivities and allergies typically go undetected for years. Allergy tests performed in doctors' offices, commonly called 'scratch tests' or skin testing, measure immediate hypersensitivity reactions; they do not measure delayed reactions. Delayed reactions may not occur for hours or even several days. They also measure skin reactions to the stimulus; however reactions can occur anywhere in the body. The intestines and brain are common sites and are not taken into account with scratch tests.

 

Symptoms of Food Sensitivities &/or Allergies:

Does your child have one or more of the following?

  • Rashes – diaper or otherwise
  • Recurrent ear infections
  • Frequent runny nose; nasal congestion
  • Mood swings, hyperactivity
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Poor sleep habits
  • Gassiness, colic
  • Diarrhea, constipation
  • Vomiting or regurgitation (spit-up)

Unfortunately, today's children commonly suffer from the above list and more. Over 200 physical symptoms and 50 medical conditions are triggered or worsened by food sensitivities and allergies! There are underlying causes behind these adverse reactions.

If you suspect a food allergy/intolerance, please make an appointment today to discover what can be done to bring your child's body back into balance without the use of pharmaceuticals or suppressive drugs. In most cases, many of the aggravating foods can be reintroduced in time and will be accepted by the body.