Are You Reacting to the Foods You Eat?
Discover the truth with the help of precise functional pathology IgG food intolerance testing. By eliminating the foods that trigger your reactions, you can start feeling better in just days.
The Leaky Gut Connection
Food intolerances often stem from poor gut function, commonly referred to as “Leaky Gut.” Our digestive tract houses a delicate and intricate ecosystem comprised of trillions of bacterial cells, collectively known as the gut microbiome. Unfortunately, an imbalance in this system can occur due to factors like an unhealthy diet, medication usage, alcohol consumption, and stress. These imbalances lead to low-grade inflammation, which damages the fragile membranes of the digestive tract. As a result, undigested food particles enter the bloodstream, triggering the immune system to launch an attack against these foreign invaders. With repeated exposure, the immune system becomes programmed to react. This vicious cycle perpetuates low-grade inflammation in the gut, continuing the “Leaky Gut” process.
Unlike food allergies, which produce immediate reactions, food intolerance symptoms often appear hours or even days later. Many individuals suffering from food intolerances have realized that they had been experiencing symptoms their entire lives only after removing the problematic foods.
Symptoms of Food Intolerance
Food intolerance symptoms can be quite varied and complex, especially if you’re reacting to multiple foods simultaneously. Check if you have any of the following symptoms, as they could indicate food intolerance:
- Anxiety/Mood disorders
- Arthritis/Joint Pain
- Coeliac Disease
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Fluid Retention
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Poor concentration/Brain fog
- Skin problems
- Weight Problems
Understanding the Difference: Food Allergy vs Food Intolerance
It’s common to confuse food allergy with food intolerance. While a food allergy triggers an immediate and often severe immune system reaction to a specific food (such as peanuts or shellfish), the symptoms of food intolerance develop at a much slower pace, sometimes taking days to manifest. This delayed onset makes it challenging to identify reactive foods by simply maintaining a food diary. For accurate results, testing for food intolerances remains the best choice.
Watch My Food Intolerance Interview with the Team at Ratingperson
Please note: All food intolerance testing is now conducted through a functional pathology laboratory. We no longer perform the test in our clinic, as shown in our video.
If you’re curious about your own food intolerances, book an appointment with us today.