Eggs, dairy, and gluten are a common part of many people’s diets, not just here in Stamford but worldwide. But all three can have consequences that range from minor to serious on your health, well-being, and mood.
As a locally-based dietitian, all three often influence how I help people achieve personal transformation through improved nutrition. So, if you’re wondering whether you’re sensitive to any of them and how they could be affecting you, I'd like to help with some answers.
Here’s a short guide to body sensitivity in Stamford, CT, with a focus on these three foods.
Eggs contain nutrients such as vitamin B2, vitamin B12, iodine, and protein. This means they can potentially be good for your health, but only if you don’t have an intolerance.
If you’re intolerant to eggs, whether whites, yolks, or both, you may experience symptoms such as:
- Bloating and abdominal pain
- Nausea or vomiting
Intolerance to eggs is most common among children, though the majority of them eventually grow out of it.
With the help of a nutritionist, you can get a test performed to see if you’re truly intolerant or there’s an underlying health issue.
In my case and in the experiences of people I work with, going beyond conventional testing is essential for getting the clearest results.
In the absence of intolerance, eggs may cause problems because of the foods you pair them with. Or how often you have them in a day.
And, if you’re indeed intolerant, you need a diet that replaces the nutrients you’re currently receiving from eggs. Here too, a nutritionist can share and guide you through what works best for your lifestyle.
The most common issue with dairy consumption is intolerance to lactose, a sugar found in milk and products derived from it. It’s so common that, as research shows, up to 75% of people suffer from it.
Physical symptoms of lactose intolerance include:
- Abdominal cramps
Also, after taking dairy products, you may feel fatigued and depressed. Depending on the severity of your intolerance, these symptoms can last several days.
Although many adults have lactose intolerance in one form or the other, children and adolescents have it to a much lesser extent. Symptoms typically start showing between the ages of 20 and 40.
Your nutritionist may suggest an elimination diet for this too. After several weeks off dairy products, you can see how you feel and decide if it’s something you want to slowly reintroduce into your diet again.
If not, calcium and vitamin D supplements replace the essential nutrients, along with other dietary changes.
As you probably know, gluten is a protein found in grains including wheat, barley, and rye.
Those with celiac disease experience the most severe symptoms of gluten intolerance, and they also have a high risk of developing osteoporosis and anemia. However, non-celiac gluten intolerance can also result in serious symptoms.
- Unintentional weight loss
- Intestinal damage
The most effective solution is often a gluten-free diet that’s tailored to your body’s system and still nutritionally balanced. You may need to take vitamins and supplements to make sure of this.
I can help you with nutrition and body sensitivity in Stamford, CT
As a trained and certified nutritionist, I help people like you here in Stamford and throughout Fairfield County to achieve greater health and well-being. Many of the people I work with also have various sensitivities and intolerances that we address together.
And, I’ve been through the process of optimizing my health, too. I can help you with both an expert understanding of nutrition and the empathetic touch of someone who’s been in your shoes.
Reach out to me today to get started.