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    Food ‘Intolerance’ Explained

    Unlike an allergy which can be life threatening, food intolerance grumble away and can drive levels of silent inflammation higher and higher.  True allergies affect about 2% of the population and drives a rapid immune reaction that can be very dangerous.  Symptoms usually occur immediately at exposure to food or substance and up to a maximum of two hours.

    Food intolerance are much more common and reactions can take up to 72 hours to appear.  This makes pinpointing offending foods very difficult.  Eating a food you are intolerant to can cause symptoms for up to 5 days after you have eaten it.  Any joints already inflamed or unhappy because of lack of movement will become more inflamed with food intolerance.

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    So what is happening?

    When foods and drinks are digested the proteins within them are broken down into smaller fragments for easy absorption into the body.  It is thought a combination over exposure (eating the same foods all the time), stress, poor gut health or antibiotic usage can disrupt the gut wall so larger fragments can pass through without breaking down. Occasionally the body reacts by attacking them using antibodies called Immunoglobulin G’s (IgG). This attack is a low grade immune response.  The same kind of mediators that make an injured joint swell in the first three days after injury are at play here.  Potentially the process is triggered every time we eat the offending food and there is a low grade immune response, the accompanying inflammation,

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    Symptoms of food intolerance

    • Abdominal Pain
    • Aches and Pains
    • Acne
    • Bloating
    • Constipation
    • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    • Diarrhoea
    • Dizziness
    • Eczema
    • Fatigue
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Itching
    • Fluid Retention
    • Headaches
    • Hyperactivity
    • Migraine
    • Nausea
    • Rashes
    • Sinusitis
    • Stomach Cramps
    • Tension
    • Tiredness
    • Hives
    • Weight loss
    • Weight Gain
    • Wheezing

    Vague symptoms including: gut symptoms, bloating, migraines, low mood, weight gain, fatigue and skin problems.

    Many people don’t realise that there are easy steps to take that could resolve their condition.

    A study commissioned by Allergy UK, carried with 5,286 subjects showed 88%  reported an improvement in general aches and pains, including joint pain after having removed their ‘trigger’ foods. Trigger foods are those foods which show a positive IgG reaction to antibodies in the blood. This is a food-specific IgG enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) blood test.

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