Food Intolerances

Food intolerances can generally occur at any stage of our lives.  If our digestive function decreases at any stage, this can lead to a reduction in the gastrointestinal barrier allowing undigested food particles through.  When this happens our body can recognise these particles as foreign and set up an immune reaction.  An IgE immune reaction to foods is generally called a food allergy, whereas an IgG immune reaction to foods is called a food intolerance.

 

Food intolerances can lead to: digestive discomfort, fatigue, inflammation, rashes, sore joints, fluid retention, nausea, bloating, migraines, headaches, asthma, weight gain, mood swings and behavioural issues. 

 

A simple blood test can be used to determine if you have any food intolerances, and your health care provider can refer you for this test.