Feeling unwell and not sure why? Always consult your GP if you are experiencing any unusual symptoms.
By: Eileen Lane
You may also want to consider undertaking a Food Intolerance Test. Something in your diet could possibly be contributing to your symptoms.
“There is a lot of confusion about the terms food intolerance and food allergy, and the differences between them. Many people think they have a food allergy when their symptoms can sometimes indicate food intolerance instead. Up to 45% of the population suffer from food intolerance (according to the leading medical charity Allergy UK) which, whilst not life threatening, can have a negative impact on many aspects of daily life. When foods and drinks are digested the proteins within them are broken down into smaller fragments for easy absorption into the body. Larger fragments can pass through without breaking down, and sometimes the body reacts to them as invaders, attacking them using antibodies called Immunoglobulin (IgG). This can cause inflammation and a wide range of symptoms.” Lorisian Healthcare Laboratory Testing Services
The symptoms of Food Intolerance may include:
- Abdominal pain
- Aches and pains
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Fluid Retention
- Stomach cramps
- Weight loss / weight gain
A Lorisian Food Intolerance Test involves a finger prick blood sample which is then analysed by Lorisian Laboratories. You will be advised what foods you are reacting to and which should be eliminated from your diet.
To book an appointment contact Eileen Lane – Nutrition Advisor on 087 3950063 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Appointments are available in Abbeyfeale or at All Therapy Centre, Rock Street, Tralee.