Go onto any social media platform and you’ll hear people talking about food allergies and sensitivities. But is there a difference? I’ll explain in the video below.


One of the services I offer independently of my emotional eating coaching services is a FIT food sensitivity test. It will give you comprehensive results for over 130 different foods and ingredients, which could be the information that you have been looking for to address pain, indigestion, fatigue and other symptoms that keep cropping up for you.

Contact me for more information or to schedule your FIT Test, which includes:

  • A 30-minute Health History Assessment Session
  • FIT Test (Food Inflammation Test)
  • Comprehensive testing of 132 different foods
  • One-week customized meal plan based on your test results
  • One 60-minute test result coaching session
  • Test results plus two reminder cards small enough to carry for easy access to a list of your specific food sensitivities while dining out. Use them for your fridge, your desk, your car or your wallet.
  • Do you hurt all over and cannot find the reason?
  • Are you tired of being so tired?
  • Have you tried everything to feel better without seeing results?

You might be surprised to learn the root cause could be what you’re eating, even if you eat well. Based on the experience of specialists in Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) these have four possible root causes. In this blog we will talk about the first root cause: Food Sensitivities

Signs that food sensitivities could be the culprit of your health struggles are:

  • Cognitive impairment;
  • Morning stiffness;
  • Insomnia;
  • Tender body points;
  • Sensitivity to light/sound;
  • Body aches;
  • Dry eyes;
  • Nausea;
  • Muscle pain;
  • Chronic headaches;
  • Poor bowel function;
  • Overwhelming fatigue;
  • Feeling cold;
  • Weight gain;
  • Inability to lose weight;
  • Massive and frequent sugar, caffeine and/or alcohol cravings;
  • Feeling blue, down or listless.

Avoiding foods that you are sensitive to may be the answer to help you feel a whole lot better!

The challenge with diagnosis of Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, IBS or migraines is that there is no solid understanding of the ROOT CAUSE of these issues.

  • Fibromyalgia is now the most common disorder seen by Rheumatologists after Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
  • Nearly 25% of patients seen as rheumatology clients are actually suffering from Fibromyalgia.
  • The average person suffering from Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome has gone 10 years before being diagnosed, they have seen 12 doctors, tried 15-18 medications and were put through unnecessary testing and operations for symptoms related to these conditions.
  • The Typical FMS patient looks healthy; no one can imagine that they are ill and in a great deal of pain.
  • As a result, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue patients often receive little empathy from family, friend or even health care practitioners.

At the age of 25 years-old, after years and years of personally struggling with migraines, fatigue and an overall lousy feeling my primary care doctor diagnosed me with IBS, migraines and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Yes ALL three! Initially I was so thankful to have a real diagnosis after 11-years of going from doctor to doctor, receiving blood test after blood test and not having any answers as to what was wrong. Countless doctors suggested that I was depressed and so they would say: “Here is an antidepressant.” They were right, after all, I WAS depressed after struggling with awful symptoms without answers for over a decade and I was starting to feel crazy that it was “all in my head” as one doctor told me. Receiving these diagnoses was massively edifying and at the same time they were another roadblock to figuring out how to reclaim my health.

These are diagnoses that have no real cure and specific protocol as to how to get the symptoms in remission. It was so miserable living with chronic grogginess, migraines and muscle aches that made it insurmountable to do simple daily tasks. I was filled with appreciation of having an answer and at the same time felt total despair of what it meant for the prognosis.

I found myself not ready to give up so I asked my doctor if food testing could be what was causing the symptoms. “No, your symptoms have nothing to do with food” is what my doctor said. I decided that I had to be my own health advocate, my gut told me (literally with IBS lol) my symptoms and food were connected. I was right!! My testing came back with an allergy to soy, barley and oats.

I took those foods out and I just could not believe the difference! I had energy! I released weight that had been stuck for years! My migraines were gone! I felt massively better. I noticed that oats and barley were the cause of my ‘IBS’. Avoiding those immediately meant I no longer suffered from IBS. I began to notice soy was the cause of my muscle aches and migraines so by avoiding all forms of soy I no longer struggled with those either! I still had daily fatigue but man was it great to be free of IBS and migraines!  (Want to find out if seemingly innocent foods are the reason for your health challenges too? Find our more about Food Sensitivity Testing.)

A new lease on life!

Then, I must be honest I was also got very angry that my doctor had blatantly told me that food could not be causing my symptoms. Angry that after years and years of suffering, the doctors did not help, they did not know food was the culprit the whole time! This, in part, created my passion for what I do now: Wellness Coaching and Food Sensitivity Testing with my company, Blissfully Healthy Women’s Wellness Center.

I continued to struggle with fatigue and finally in early 2016 after a 3-month relapse of fatigue and massive testing from various doctors; MS specialist, Rheumatologist, Neurologist, as well as working with several Naturopathic doctors all tests came back ‘healthy’ again. No adrenal fatigue, no candida overgrowth, no MS, no Lupus and no Rheumatoid Arthritis. While this was a blessing it still gave no answer to why I felt so tired all the time and since I had done all of the testing, the diagnosis of exclusion was: Fibromyalgia and being re-diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as two separate conditions due to the significance of the daily fatigue.

I had a good cry, then wiped my tears away and decided that I would do what I need to feel better. I remembered how food testing, years ago had helped me feel so much better so I looked into different types of food testing. I discovered a different, highly effective, test that most doctors do not have access to, the FIT test and decided to give it a shot.

Two weeks later my test results came back and I was highly reactive to eggs, bananas, vanilla and a few others. No wonder! I ate a banana several times a day in my green smoothie, vanilla in my coffee in the morning and eggs for breakfast almost every day! No wonder I felt crummy!! I dived in and eliminated the foods. I felt so much more energy, the fatigue, asthma, body aches and joint pain were gone! Now I have so many more days without Fibromyalgia symptoms. All with answers to how to feel better from this amazing test. After my personal experience I knew I had make this available to my clients, I wanted them to feel their best too. During 2016 I was able to test over 53 clients, ALL of them reporting back how much better they feel with the knowledge they’ve gained and the lifestyle adjustments they’ve made. Symptoms have improved or have completely resolved in many cases–even symptoms they didn’t realize were connected to food sensitivities!

The biggest thing I can share with you if you are feeling hopeless is: Don’t stop until you achieve solutions! You deserve to feel your best.

If you’d love to achieve relief from your disruptive symptoms and discover the foods that are contributing to your health challenges, let’s find out if FIT Testing is the right fit for you.

It's Time to Take Better Care of YOU!


Dr. Don Goldenberg, Chief of Rheumatology at Newton-Wellesley Hospital Fibromyalgia: Profile of Fibromyalgia Patients By Thomas K. Van Sistine, MD

Do you know if you have food sensitivity issues?

  • How is your body responding to the food you eat?
  • Do you suffer from depression, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, headaches, indigestion, skin rashes or joint pain?
  • Are you having trouble losing weight and keeping it off?

What most physicians won’t tell you is that your diet could be causing some–if not all–of these symptoms. Food sensitivity testing can help you identify foods and ingredients that could be causing one or more of the symptoms listed above.

If you are starting out the New Year with goals of losing weight and feeling great, one of the ways to support these efforts is through the Food Inflammation Testing (FIT Test). Our FIT Test examines how you react to over 130 different foods to see which ones you are sensitive to.

This information is powerful in helping you find your specific road to freedom and living Blissfully Healthy!

Contact us for more information on this test and how you can have a specific plan to overcome some of the symptoms you’ve been suffering from for years.

Get more information or schedule your food sensitivity testing:

It's Time to Take Better Care of YOU!

The results are in!

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My 4 year old son Josiah has been showing a few small signs of food sensitivities. Eczema, bloating, and intermittent diarrhea. Knowing that food sensitivities run in our family, we decided to test him. It was so easy, just 1 simple finger prick and he was tested for 132 different foods to see what foods are causing reactivity.

I am so surprised by the results! NEVER would have been able to guess apples! This is why I am proud to offer this service to my clients at the Blissfully Healthy Center! It’s incredibly life changing by allowing for a specific plan of how to feel better!

Now we have his unique food plan to help him be as healthy as possible. Here’s the BEST news: By identifying his reactive foods, avoiding them as much as possible, he has the possibility of NOT being sensitive to some of these foods in the future!

If you would like to see how food sensitivity testing can help you feel better and release weight, we can help! Contact us and we will be in touch for an initial conversation!

Food sensitivity test results