Whether clients are coming to see me for gut health or hormone health – or actually any sticky points with their health, I would see food intolerances playing a role in the majority of them. And that is because our gut health really does underpin our total health and wellbeing in general.
Food intolerances are often the missing piece to many being able to truly heal. Having an undiagnosed or untreated food intolerance can continue to cause inflammation in the body. As long as the body is in a state of heightened inflammation, healing will always be hampered.
As someone who has had to navigate a variety of food intolerances over the past 8 years I know that these can feel like they get in the way of day-to-day life. But it doesn’t have to be like that.
In this chat I talk about
What is a food intolerance?
- The differences between food intolerances and food allergies
- Symptoms of food intolerances
- Common food intolerances
- Causes of food intolerances
- The treatment of food intolerances
- Navigating food intolerances
The information I give in the episode is for education only. This is not to treat or diagnose any condition you have. If you would like personalised information on your health please get in contact with a qualified health practitioner. I have a great little service where you can chat with me in a 20min free mini consultation if you would like to dive in more.
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There is a distinct difference between a food intolerance and a food allergy.
A food allergy occurs when the immune system mounts an attack on the food you eat.
A food intolerance is a chemical reaction to the food you eat.
The symptoms of food intolerances can seem vague, especially at the beginning and often the reactions don’t necessarily occur immediately after eating, in fact they are often 2-3hrs after eating up to 3 days, which is why they are often hard to pinpoint.
“The thing with food intolerances is they can be changeable. How we react and when we react is can be dependent on what else is going on the gut and the body at the time.”
As someone who had to navigate a whole list of them (food intolerances) at one stage, food stopped being something I enjoyed and almost started dreading. It also took some of the enjoyment out of sharing moments with family and friends over meals.