Dr. Mehmet Oz discussed food sensitivity and gave an update on his two-week rapid weight loss diet on the July 25 episode of the Dr. Oz Show.
Dr. Oz said millions of people are unaware they are suffering from a hidden food sensitivity or allergy despite having common symptoms, such as weight gain, fatigue and chronic digestive issues.
Dr. Oz's guest was nutritionist Nora Gedgaudas, author of "Primal Body, Primal Mind." Gedgaudas said the most common food sensitivities and allergies are to corn, dairy, grains and soy.
A food sensitivity or allergy can wreak havoc on your metabolism, skin, and digestive system, and include a variety of the symptoms, including bloating, joint pain, brain fog, acid reflux, skin rashes and congestion, CNN reported.
There are also emotional symptoms of food sensitivity, including mood swings, anxiety and sadness. Nina said she had suffered from food allergies for years but got rid of them after following an elimination diet.
On a previous episode, Dr. Oz detailed the meal plan for the Elimination Diet, which promotes weight loss and improves your emotional and physical health.
Audience Members Lost 9 Pounds Per Person on 2-Week Rapid Weight Loss Diet
On a separate segment of the show, Dr. Oz provided an update on his Two-Week Rapid Weight-Loss Diet, which more than two million people have followed since Oz first discussed it in January 2014.
The diet eliminates gluten, sugar, caffeine and alcohol, and features low-glycemic vegetables, healthy fats like avocado and olive oil, and high-quality protein such as chicken, turkey or fish.
While Dr. Oz's audience members reported losing 1,000 pounds combined (or nine pounds per person) on his 2-week rapid weight loss meal plan. In addition to weight loss, dieters said they experienced improved sleep, better skin, and more energy.
Some people said the first few days of eliminating gluten, caffeine, sugar, and alcohol were rough, but said the weight loss and dramatic improvements in their health were worth it.