Food Intolerance Test (FIT)

How Can A Food Intolerance Test Help You?

A Food Intolerance Test Helps To Understand Your Disease!

Food intolerance, also known as non-IgE mediated food hypersensitivity or non-allergic food hypersensitivity, means the difficulty in digesting certain foods. Unfortunately, many doctors confuse food allergy and food intolerance – those are very different in root-cause and often symptoms! Unlike some allergies, food intolerances aren’t life-threatening. However, the symptoms can be very unpleasant. Some patients are intolerant to several groups of foods, making it harder to determine whether it might be a chronic illness or food intolerance. Most common food intolerances are related to Diary, Gluten, Wheat, Fish, Nuts, Caffeine.

But, Symptoms Can Be Complicated To Read.

Quite often, it is difficult to determine whether the patient has a food intolerance or an allergy because the signs and symptoms often overlap. Also, onset can occur quickly or only several hours after ingesting the offending food or compound and can persist for days. Symptoms are broadly classified as follows:

  • Bloating
  • Migraine & Headaches
  • Coughing & Runny Nose
  • Feeling Unwell
  • Stomach Ache
  • Irritable Bowel
  • Hives
  • ...and more.

A Short List Of Problematic Foods to Avoid!

  • Diary: Lactose is a sugar found in milk and dairy products. Lactose intolerance is caused by a shortage of lactase enzymes, which causes an inability to digest lactose and results in digestive symptoms.
  • Gluten: Gluten is the general name given to proteins found in wheat, barley, rye and triticale. Celiac disease involves an immune response, which is why it is classified as an autoimmune disease.
  • Caffeine: A bitter chemical found in a wide variety of beverages, including coffee, tea, energy drinks. A hypersensitivity to caffeine has been linked to genetics, as well as a decreased ability to metabolize and excrete caffeine.
  • FODMAPS: FODMAPs is an abbreviation that stands for fermentable oligo-, di-, mono-saccharides and polyols which are poorly absorbed in the small intestine and create problems in the large intestine.
  • Histamine: An Amine produced by bacteria during food storage and fermentation and found in a wide variety of foods. Some people are not able to break down histamine properly, causing it to build up in the body.
  • ...there are many more food intolerances, our dietitians and nutritionists can help you to assess your unique situation and create a tailored plan to improve your health.

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