Food Intolerances

Food Intolerances

Intolerances & Sensitivities: Lactose, Wheat & Gluten.


 

Do you suspect you might have a food intolerance or are more sensitive to certain foods than others? Do you get symptoms of gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhoea, cramping and/or nausea after eating certain foods?

This could be a food intolerance, which is DIFFERENT to a food allergy. A food intolerance is not life threatening, whereas, a food allergy can be fatal.

Here we will focus on food INTOLERANCES and SENSITIVITIES; these are non-immune mediated responses to foods that is caused by an inability to digest a certain food and the resulting in unpleasant digestive (stomach) symptoms.

If you have a suspected food intolerance we will carry out an initial assessment and diet history, which will be used to formulate a specialised nutritionally complete dietary plan. Here I will give you specialist advice and dietary management to avoid triggers and prevent/ reduce symptoms.

A food ALLERGY is when the body's immune system attack's a certain food (fatty foods rich in protein such as peanuts, milk, eggs, shellfish, wheat, soybeans, tree-nuts, fish) resulting in an immune-mediated reaction. Symptoms of a food allergy can be severe and even life threatening (skin reactions similar to hives, swelling and itching, anaphylaxis, difficulty breathing, wheezing, dizziness & death). If you suspect someone has a food allergy, seek medical advice immediately. If you you suspect a food allergy, please contact your GP/doctor immediately.

Date

15 October 2018

Categories

Nutritional Consulting