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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Signs you might have a Food Intolerance?

Unfortunately i am one of those people who suffer from intolerance's! As i said in my 'My Story' post, i am intolerant to Wheat, Gluten, Yeast, High Sugars & Cows Milk

Fortunately i can cope with having foods with small amounts of the listed above, but because i want to better myself, i have cut them down substantially. Because i suffer with Intolerance's, i have read up a lot & have quite a bit of knowledge on things you need to look out for..so i thought i would write this post to help you guys out and help you if you think you might be intolerant to foods or are having Signs & symptoms!

When i first started to have problems with food a few years back, i was really harsh on myself & eliminated all foods i thought were causing me a problem, leaving me with a very tricky diet. I was eating the same thing day in day out, keeping to (as i liked to say) a safe diet. I was extremely stressed and unhappy, not getting any enjoyment out of food. Its only been until recently i have taken control of my diet and am finding a better range of different foods i can tolerate and am getting more enjoyment out of the food i am eating now than before.
At the beginning i found my diet a real struggle and thought it wasn't normal, as i couldn't eat out or on the go, it affected day trips and family meals and i felt pretty miserable about it all. 
But i want you to know, there is so much hope out there, even if you feel like i did at the beginning. 

You can read more about my story on my 'My Story' post under the 'About me' link.

 :) 

An Intolerance is an adverse reaction to food and refers to difficulty digesting certain foods in your body.
Some people( like myself) after eating a certain food, suffer with digesting that food causing all different symptoms ( symptoms are different for everybody)
A few foods commonly associated with food intolerance-
-Dairy Products
-Grains containing Gluten  
-Wheat and yeast (bread)
-soya
-Nuts
A high percentage of the population are intolerant to Cows milk, so its is more common than you think. 

First of all,  there are many different signs and Symptoms of having a Food Intolerance. At first reading up about the different sign and symptoms, i was surprised at how many different ones there are!

Listed below are some of the Signs and symptoms of a food intolerance-
  • Abdominal Pains
  • Acid Reflux
  • Arthritis (joint pain)
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Eczema
  • Skin Problems
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Rashes
  • Fatigue
  • Ibs( Irritable bowl Syndrome)
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Tension
  • Weight loss
  • Wheezing
  • Autism
  • Sinusitis

As you can see there are ALOT of signs and symptoms you wouldnt think are associated with a Food intolerance.  
So... if you are suffering from any of the listed above, its worth thinking about what you eat, and whether you may be intolerant to a food in your diet. 

If you think you do have a food intolerance, its worth speaking to your Doctor, who can give you some guidance and refer you to see a Dietician. They may also want to do tests e.g. Blood test, Scans, Ultrasounds of the abdomen to rule out any other possible causes! 

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Holly Jade
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