Many times conventional medicine does not test for food allergies, when a patient is complaining of abdominal discomfort after eating foods that contain Gluten ( i.e. wheat bread) .
When I have a consultation with a prospective client one of the first things I ask is do you have any food allergies ( i.e. eggs, milk, shell fish etc.) ? This way I know what things to eliminate from their diet when I am planning their menus, food shopping and preparing their meals. I also limit the use of processed foods as much as possible.
I use as much fresh organic products as possible. If I have to use processed foods I read the label carefully. If I can’t pronounce the ingredient and I don’t know what it is, I will not buy the product. Because hidden in the “unknown” ingredients could be something that would cause my client to have a reaction. I tell my clients if they are food shopping and have food allergies, to stay away from the inside isles and the bakery. Everything you need is in the fresh fruits, vegetable, meat and dairy isles.
Recently I have joined resources with Suzanne Joseph of Hands On Health. She specializes in diagnosing, Gluten Sensitivity, Celiacs, and Digestive Disorders. Once Suzanne has determined your specific food allergies, she will recommend what items you need to eliminate from your diet. Many people are confused and overwhelmed about what they can eat on a gluten free diet and are not sure where to start. So that is where a personal chef comes in to help them with the food transitions and makes it easy for them to enjoy their food.