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Bloated after eating some foods? Here is a reason... and the solution

Bloated after eating some foods? Here is a reason... and the solution | Mr Vitamins
Tried everything and still can’t get rid of that bloated stomach? Perhaps you just feel tired and wish you could feel more alive and energetic? Perhaps you have been to the doctor many times and despite being confirmed that nothing is wrong you still just don’t feel right! Food intolerance is not life threatening. However, it can have an impact on your ability to live a normal healthy life and enjoy those restaurant meals when eating out with friends.

How do I know if I am reacting to the foods I eat?

Food intolerances can cause a variety of symptoms and can vary between person to person. Here are some of the symptoms:
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches for no apparent reason
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Tired at certain times of the day
  • Migraine
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Arthritis
  • Weight control problems
  • Water retention
  • Itchy skin problems
  • Asthma, Bronchitis
 
  • Persistent cough
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Bloating
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Malabsorption
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Palpitations

What is a food intolerance?

Sometimes when you suffer from some of the above symptoms you will be sent for allergy testing and the results come back negative. So why would you bother to get tested for food intolerance? Food intolerance is not always understood. Substances within foods can increase symptoms such as irritable bowel syndrome and migraine headaches. Symptoms may be delayed for many hours or even days and can persist for many years. Sometimes multiple symptoms may be experienced. You can be intolerant to several different foods at the same time.This is why it is often difficult to identify the problem foods.

Why have I developed a food intolerance?

As foods are digested they are broken down to be absorbed through the gut lining. Sometimes foods are poorly broken down as a result of many factors including insufficient enzymes, sensitivity to food additives, a reaction to any substance within the food, or simply poor gut function. Foods that are only partially digested can pass between the cells in the stomach and into the bloodstream. Antibodies are then produced against these partially digested foods.

Is it easy to find out if I have any food intolerances?

Food intolerance testing can be done at Mr Vitamins Clinic using Food Detective. Food Detective tests for IgG antibody reactions for 59 commonly eaten foods. A finger-prick test is used to gather a blood sample. A series of tests are then completed to identify the presence of food antibodies. Food Detective will give results in 40 minutes. It is simple, fast and accurate.

So I have tested positive to some of the food groups, what next?

Having identified any food intolerances the next step is to remove the foods and restore full gut function. Once symptoms have improved, foods can be reintroduced into the diet one at a time. This usually takes 3 to 6 months

Good-DigestionFind out howyour digestion impacts your health … every day!

Join Mr Vitamin’s Naturopath Janne Ramsay as she takes you through an informative and fun presentation on the basics of healthy digestion. Discover how your digestive system directly impacts your health.

Naturopath Janne Ramsay

Janne is one of our clinical Naturopaths.  She is trained on testing with Food Detective and can help you identify if you have a food intolerance to any of the 59 foods tested for, and then provide a protocol to remove, to heal and to re-introduce. The first consultation involves the Food Detective Test and taking a full health and lifestyle history. If you have any questions or would like to discuss food intolerance or the Food Detective contact Janne at janneramsay@mrvitamins.com.au or book in for a Food Detective Test at Mr Vitamins clinic bookings. Learn more about Janne here...   

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