More on Food Intolerance
Food intolerances are commonly overlooked by most people, this is generally because the symptoms are quite mild and develop overtime.
Many people underestimate the long term damages a food intolerance can have on an individual
When the digestive system is being pushed beyond its limits, it can lead to a domino effect of other systems in the body deteriorating. Thus, it is very important to identify and treat food sensitivities and intolerances while they are still very new to the body, and when the symptoms are not as severe.
One of the most efficient and accurate ways to check for an intolerance, is by using electromagnetic waves to test the body’s response to certain types of food.
Facts about Food Intolerance
It is important to understand the difference between an allergy and an intolerance. The symptoms of an intolerance take longer to show, whereas an allergic reaction is immediate and can be life-threatening. Another important factor which plays an important role, is the immune system. Over-activity of the immune system can be detrimental to a person’s wellbeing, this happens when the immune system does not recognise a specific substance that has entered the body, as a result it begins to fight it causing inflammation, nausea, vomiting etc. However, in the case of an intolerance the immune system is less involved in the reaction, thus the symptoms are much milder.
There are different types of food intolerances that occur, each is categorised based on a person’s individual experience depending on how their body reacts to a certain food.
A common type of reaction that occurs, is called functional intolerance, this type does not begin with a poor digestive system, but an enzyme deficiency. These enzymes are crucial in aiding the digestion, transportation and break-down of certain foods.
Transport defects also contribute to food intolerances; this is when there is a defect in the transported molecules in a person’s body. Another factor which may play a role in the development of a food intolerance or symptoms of an intolerance, are chronic infections in the organs, this affects the normal functioning of the systems in our body, this disruption can contribute to an intolerance or food sensitivity.
Symptoms of Food Intolerance
According to the NHS, it is common for a person with an intolerance to experience abdominal pains, cramps, and in some extreme cases vomiting and diarrhea, after consuming foods which they cannot digest. Some people develop skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, rashes, hives (red bumps on the skin), etc. The symptoms vary from person to person and it cannot be specified to one overall criteria. If you feel that a certain type of food may be causing an intolerance but you are unsure what it might be exactly, it is recommended that you opt for an allergy or intolerance test to make sure. After identifying which foods or substances may be causing these symptoms, you should avoid and eliminate it from your diet and surrounding; this should result in the symptoms coming under control.