Could the Foods You Eat Be Making You Feel Unwell ?
‘Excluding Suspect Foods Can Cause Other Health Problems if Not Properly Managed.’
Eat To Live, run by Consultant Nutritionist Victoria Shorland, offers the opportunity to see a professional for advice relating to all sorts of health conditions, including gastric / bowel disorders, which are an area they specialise in. Through correct management and simple changes an individual can see their symptoms subside, and health improve considerably.
Food Intolerance Testing and Allergy Clinics are also available.
So let’s take a look at the difference between allergy and intolerance:
An allergy is an extreme, sudden immune response such as swelling of the face, tongue, other limbs, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, palpitations and even organ failure. This response is caused by IgE Anti-bodies being produced to fight off a particular ‘allergen’ which in some cases could be a food. This is also known as anaphylaxis. IgE (Immunoglobulin E) is the most common allergy form. This is a sudden onset allergic reaction.
A very tiny amount of ‘trigger’ food or substance is needed to promote a reaction.
This is not the same as a food allergy.
Symptoms can be stomach cramps, dull aching in the lower abdomen, low mood, hyperactivity, lethargy, diarrhoea, constipation, diverticulitis, excessive gas, burping, acid reflux, rashes. The causes vary from person to person and can be difficult to identify, which is why a Nutritionist should be consulted, and in some cases a food intolerance test carried out.
‘Foods should not be excluded without supervision from a Professional specialsing in diet, in order to prevent malnourishment, vitamin deficiencies, and other health problems.’