Food allergies are increasing year on year with more children becoming susceptible at a younger age. Allergies, unlike intolerances, can be life-threatening and should be taken very seriously and while intolerances aren’t life-threatening, they can be extremely debilitating. Not only do these food intolerances interfere with out general well-being, they also pose problems for our work, family and social lives that often bear the brunt of our comfortableness.
Unlike allergies, food intolerances can be caused by many different foods and often cause symptoms hours after consumption of the food. These characteristics of food intolerance make it tough to know what food is causing the problem.
An intolerance may arise when the body lacks an enzyme that is needed to digest and eliminate a food or substance properly. The most common intolerances are to:
Wheat & Gluten
However, trying to identify food intolerances yourself can be a long winded and confusing process. You need to monitor symptoms by keeping a diet and symptom diary. It is recommended that you withdraw the food you suspect is giving you an intolerance, from your diet for 2-4 weeks and make a note of the changes you experience. After this, you should begin to reintroduce foods gradually, at which stage you can see how much can be tolerated and how often. Understandably, this can take a significant amount of time even in relatively simple scenarios. More complicated cases may take even longer and cause more distressing symptoms in the interim.
Thankfully, blood testing can assist in determining food intolerances that cause issues such as IBS, leaky gut, tummy pain, bloating, wind, diarrhoea, or skin rashes and itching much more quickly than manual processes. Understanding what foods are personally good for your body and which foods may pose a problem in the future is a powerful tool. Not only can having this information make for a healthier lifestyle, but it can also have a large effect on the ease at which you lose weight and your overall mood and interaction with other people.
Educating people about nutrition and what is best for their body is a distinct mission of Rejuva Nutrition. We seek to empower you by giving you the knowledge and know-how for living life in your healthiest form possible. As such, we are now offering food intolerance blood testing at our clinic for £299. The blood test is a small prick and results are returned within 14 days. Opting to do this is a fantastic compliment to detox programs and healthy eating but also a fundamental way to understand more about how your body and what you feed it directly affects your health and mind.
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