Dr Oz, Food Sensitivity Signs + Symptoms, Quiz, Elimination Diet

Dr. Oz Talks About Food Sensitivity Quiz and  an Elimination Diet For Better Health

Today (February 4, 2014) Dr. Oz talked about food sensitivities that could be affecting you without you even realizing it.  Do you suffer from body aches, stomach pain, weight gain or inability to lose weight?  If so, you have plenty of company. Today Dr. Oz shared a “Food Sensitivity Quiz” for viewers to take to see if they may be sensitive towards certain foods.  Dr. Oz also talks about an elimination diet to help diagnose food sensitivities so you can remove them from your diet so you will feel be better and be much healthier.

Food Sensitivity Symptoms

Most people who experience food sensitivity symptoms don’t realize that it’s the food that they have been eating that has led to unpleasant symptoms.  Here are symptoms that were given on the show :

  • Fatigue
  • Bloating
  • Congestion
  • Gas
  • Diarrhea
  • Food Cravings
  • Acid Reflux
  • Joint pain
  • Brain fog
  • Weight gain
  • Skin rashes

Dr. Oz said that the symptoms listed above are just the common symptoms.  There are many more symptoms that people experience, but they are more rare.Foods Commonly Responsible For Sensitivities

  • Dairy
  • Corn
  • Soy
  • All grains

Nora Gedgaudas said that some people will not experience food sensitivites to the degree that others will.  She said that for some people, they will experience symptoms from their head down to their feet.Food Sensitivity Can Alter Your MoodsDr. Oz demonstrated how food is broken down in the body.  Some foods cause inflammation in the body and this can lead to mood swings.  Here are the psychological signs and symptoms that you should be aware of :

  • Unpredictable mood swings
  • Emotional reactions
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Out of control behavior

Food Sensitivity Quiz

Here are the quiz questions that were shared on the show :

  1. Do you get irritated or agitated within a couple of hours after eating?
  2. Do you fly off the handle for little or no reason?
  3. Is there a type of food that you don’t think that you could live without?
  4. Do you eat certain foods to help calm yourself down?

If you answered yes to at least 3 of the questions above, food sensitivities could be affecting your mood.

Elimination Diet

Nora Gedgaudas suggested that people use the “elimination diet” to diagnose which foods that you may be sensitive to.  She recommended removing a food for two weeks from your diet to see how you react.  She suggested keeping a journal as you remove foods from your diet for the two week period so you can compare and analyze how your body reacts.

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