Food Sensitivities and Weight Gain

Young woman eating tasty yogurt at homeMany people struggle to reach and maintain their ideal weight. Most experts recommend having a balanced diet and getting exercise to help patients reach their goals. However, these methods aren’t enough in every case. There can be many reasons someone unexpectedly puts on weight, and some causes for weight gain can be out of the ordinary. Some people may gain weight due to medications, thyroid complications, or traumatic injuries. Also, some people may unknowingly have food sensitivities contributing to unwanted weight. Dr. Goodbinder is an expert at getting to the bottom of complex issues, including weight gain from food sensitivities. Here are a few possible food sensitivities to consider before you schedule a visit with us.


In the 2010s, many people adopted a gluten-free diet to keep up with a popular food trend. However, many people don’t understand what gluten is and how our bodies process it. Most people have an innate sensitivity to gluten, a protein commonly found in flour, meaning that consuming many flour-based products can cause dietary issues such as bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, and autoimmune disorders. Some people may be sensitive to gluten and not realize it, as they may attribute their discomfort to minor symptoms.


Although many people enjoy dairy products, after the age of 20 no one can digest lactose any longer. Most people cannot digest casein A1 protein either.  When this happens, many people can experience gas, bloating, diarrhea, and other symptoms.

Other Food Sensitivities and Weight Gain

While gluten and dairy are commonly known food sensitivities, there are other foods that can create issues for some people and catch them by surprise. Uncommon food sensitivities can include

  • Bananas
  • Corn
  • Lemon
  • Pork
  • Pineapple
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla

When people aren’t aware that they have sensitivities to uncommon foods, the uncomfortable symptoms they have, such as inflammation, can make it challenging to stay physically active––leading to weight gain in some cases. Even with a healthy diet, it can be tough to keep excess weight off because you’re unable to exercise. Please see us if you’ve experienced bloating, weight gain, and other uncomfortable symptoms. Our office specializes in finding and treating specific causes for weight gain and other health issues, even if it may be indirectly related to food sensitivities. We can provide an in-depth analysis of your body and help design natural treatments to help regulate your body. For more on how we can help, schedule a consultation by calling us today at (813) 673-1230.

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Dr. G
Dr. G

Dr. Jay Goodbinder ND DC DABCI is a doctor in Kansas City, MO who serves patients in the surrounding Kansas City areas, cities across the United States, and in several countries around the world.