Coeliac? Gluten Intolerance?
Wheat or Dairy Issues?
Suspect you're Allergic or Intolerant
but Need Help Working out Why?
Food Intolerances & Allgeries
I offer comprehensive testing and can advise you with regards to any food intolerances or allergies you have or suspect
There is a lot of confusion between food intolerances vs. food allergies. A food allergy is caused when the body’s immune system creates an adverse response to a specific food. Symptoms can be an itchy sensation in mouth or ears through to a raised itchy rash and swelling of face, lips, tongue or mouth. In the most serious cases this can cause anaphylaxis which can be life threatening. Food allergies are often diagnosed in childhood and symptoms usually appear almost instantly after contact with an aggravating food.
On the other hand food intolerances cause different symptoms such as constipation, diarrhoea and digestive issues and can come on a number of hours following consumption of a food. It is not life threatening and does not create the allergic reaction that a true food allergy will.
Food intolerances and allergies are increasing in prevalence and can be quite debilitating. It has been estimated that 20% of the population have some type of food intolerance. However, food intolerances can be difficult to diagnose. A food intolerance test can identify trigger foods but one of the best and cheapest methods is an elimination diet where potential trigger foods are eliminated and then r-introduced one by one. This is best done under the guidance of a practitioner and I can advise and offer alternatives if specific food groups are removed to ensure you are not missing vital nutrients.
"I cannot recommend Rosie enough. Finally I got to the bottom of what food was causing me a problem and now we are slowly working on repairing my gut and despite thinking I’d feel really stressed having to avoid gluten I actually feel alive and well, I’ve lost weight and my energy has returned."
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