Health Conditions : Food Intolerances

Food intolerances are quite different to food allergies. Symptoms of a food allergy are very severe and happen almost immediately after eating any amount – even a tiny trace amount of your allergenic food. Food intolerances display a much more subtle response and symptoms can develop over a 48 hour period. It is common to develop intolerances to the foods you love the most and eat on a daily or regular basis.

Digestive symptoms typical of food intolerance include bloating, loose stool, as well as symptoms outside of the digestive tract including runny nose, dark circles under the eyes. In the long term food intolerances can cause a condition called leaky gut where tiny holes appear along the intestinal tract due to inflammation. These holes allow undigested food particles and toxins to cross the intestine into the blood stream which creates a high level of body toxicity.


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