Food Intolerances and Allergies
'What is food to one man may be fierce poison to another'
Lucretius circa 75BC
While less than 2% of the population suffer
from food allergies, it is estimated that more than
20% of the population suffer from food intolerance.
The majority of food intolerances are a result of an immune response to foods and may have developed because of poor digestion, dysbiosis, Candidiasis, parasites, intestinal infections, a poorly balanced diet, alcohol consumption, or the effects of drugs and medications. Each individual has their own unique reaction to food. Antibodies against the food may appear in the blood. Production of Antibodies is one of the ways in which the body's immune system reacts to substances that adversely affect it. Antibodies are also known as "Immunoglobulins" or "Igs" for short. Over time, the antibodies may form immune complexes, which can become deposited in joints and other organs and may be responsible for many of the symptoms that are seen in food intolerance.
How Nutritional Therapy can help
person is different, therefore through one-to-one
consultations we aim to identify each person's causes
to their food intolerances. Areas for consideration
when establishing these causes are poor intestinal
health, harmful dietary and lifestyle factors. These
factors in themselves may lead to food intolerances,
causing a vicious cycle. To break this cycle,
identifying food intolerances and avoiding them to
allow the intestines or gut to heal is of great
After this time, a planned reintroduction schedule for food intolerances helps to identify which foods are safe and no longer trigger an immune response leading to undesirable symptoms.