Unlike a food allergy, which generates an immediate response and can more easily be identified and isolated from your diet (such as a peanut allergy), food sensitivities will produce a delayed reaction, and can be from a multitude of substances. As a result, they are much harder for people to detect. It's vital to know about food sensitivities that may negatively affect your health. Recently, Dr. Wajahat Mehal, Professor of Medicine and Digestive Diseases at Yale University School of Medicine, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss food sensitivities
A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/f12Cqq2hwsU
A recent survey from That’s it. Nutrition shows that 51% of American households are impacted by food allergies or sensitivities. Many health conditions, including being overweight, migraines, rashes, arthritis, fatigue, bloating, gastrointestinal disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease and even certain respiratory conditions and skin disorders are affected by an overlooked or misunderstood food sensitivity. Nonceliac gluten sensitivity is one such example.
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine conducted a landmark study showing that patients with IBS who follow individualized diets based on an Alcat food sensitivity blood test experienced significant symptom improvement. State of the art biological testing such as the Alcat test provides a cellular-based lab analysis to evaluate over 450 food substances and additives to determine which foods may be the offenders.
Based on these test results a nutritionist can help you develop an individualized eating plan to best support a patient’s health
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About Dr. Mehal
Dr. Mehal graduated from the University of Oxford Medical Sciences Division in 1989. He works in West Haven, CT and 5 other locations and specializes in Gastroenterology. Dr. Mehal is affiliated with Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus. Dr. Mehal is the Director of the Yale Fatty Liver Disease Program, Yale School of Medicine and developed an integrated NAFLD program encompassing non-invasive diagnostics, staging, nutrition, weight loss medications, HCC screening and tumor board, liver transplantation and bariatric surgery. He is also the Director of the Yale Weight Loss Program, Yale School of Medicine and helped create a new program that brings all non-surgical weight loss components into a single place and include lifestyle/dietary interventions, psychological (Mindfulness training), medications, meal replacement, and endoscopic approaches (gastric balloon).