What is food intolerance?
Food intolerance is a digestive system response rather than an immune system response. It occurs when something in food irritates a person’s digestive system or when a person is unable to properly digest, or break down, the food. Intolerance to lactose, which is found in milk and other dairy products, is a common food intolerance.
What are the symptoms of food intolerance?
- Stomach pain
- Gas, cramps or bloating
- Irritability or nervousness
- Mouth ulcers
- Weight gain
- Brain fog
- Poor concentration
How can you tell the difference between an allergy and intolerance to food?
Food allergies can be triggered by even a small amount of the food and occur every time the food is consumed. People with food allergies are generally advised to avoid the offending foods completely. On the other hand, food intolerances often are dose related; people with food intolerance may not have symptoms unless they eat a large portion of the food or eat the food frequently. For example, a person with lactose intolerance may be able to drink milk in coffee or a single glass of milk, but becomes sick if he or she drinks several glasses of milk.
Testing for Food Sensitivities
At Vital You we can organise tests for intolerance’s, as well as identifying Leaky Gut, missing digestive, liver, stomach or pancreatic enzymes which can then aid the digestive issues involved with intolerance’s.
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