If you’re wondering if you have a food intolerance, let’s take a look at the key facts. 

 

Food Intolerance or Food Allergy?

First, it is important that you understand the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance. A food allergy is a life-threatening reaction to a certain food. Those with a food allergy need to avoid that allergen at all costs and seek immediate attention if the allergen is consumed. A food intolerance, however, is a minor non-life-threatening reaction to food.

 

The Symptoms

Food intolerance can trigger things like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, runny nose, cough, wheezing, fatigue, and other ambiguous symptoms. A food intolerance may give you symptoms over the course of several days, rather than immediate reactions from a food allergy. Contact Health By Gini to take our FREE introductory food intolerance quiz to see if you may have a food intolerance.

 

The Cause

Food intolerance are caused by a histamine response to a specific food trigger. These specific food triggers cause an influx of antibodies to build up in your blood. Food intolerance tests pick up on these blood antibodies to show the various reactions you have to certain food items.

 

Treatment Options

Food intolerance are extremely common and treating them is easy! Once you know the foods to which you are intolerant, you can make simple dietary changes to relieve your symptoms! Gini warner, MA, nutritionist can help you with meal planning and healthy food choices to accommodate your dietary needs.