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Getting a full picture of your health means that you need to take the time to get the different tests done. You know the basic medical ones, including blood pressure, heart rate, BMI, and so on. But what about the less critical tiers? Understanding yourself as a full person means having an understanding of what works and what doesn’t on all levels and tiers. A key component could just be a food sensitivity test. 

Why getting a food sensitivity test matters

If you think that you’ve never considered a food sensitivity test as an important medical procedure or test to be done, you aren’t alone. There are all sorts of people who have yet to see the importance of a test such as this. But, it’s now more relevant than ever. Take a look at some of the main reasons it is so important.

•  Raises awareness on food intolerances: Firstly, the test itself helps you to understand the role and purpose of a food intolerance (aka sensitivity) as it relates to your body. This will give you the power to see just how much of a negative impact it can have, and how much your life will change for the better when you make the changes it brings.

•  Helps fund and promote more research: As you become aware of how important it is for your day to day life, you’ll be able to talk about it. This will alert other people to be aware of its importance too. Awareness brings research as well as funding to testing methods and labs, which enables the tests to be even better and even more precise in the future. The more effort put into the science of testing, the better and more refined it can be to help give more information to those who need it.

•  Helps connect food intolerances to other health conditions: Another way of looking at it is that food sensitivities and intolerances can also be indicators of pre-existing health conditions. For example, sometimes testing can alert you to an underlying issue with IBS or something like celiac disease that you may not have known to check out on its own. Sometimes, when intolerances come up clean, it can even lead you to look at allergy testing in order to identify the strange symptoms, only to discover that you do have a food allergy you didn’t know about. There are a lot of health conditions that can be brought to light with food sensitivity testing. 

•  Gives you the power to take care of yourself better: Just to finish off on a “you” note, getting testing done also helps you to understand what’s going on in your body. You’ll be able to understand its weaknesses, its strengths, and how to best take care of yourself so that you are in the best health and shape possible. Your health and well-being certainly matter, after all.

There are a lot of tests out there, some of which are more important than others to the general public and medical professionals alike. These tips and reminders are intended to help you see why a food sensitivity test should be on your list of tests to definitely have done. It could just be the last puzzle piece to helping you get that complete picture you’re looking for!