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How can i determine food intolerance?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Food intolerance: The usual way to determine food intolerance is to go on an elimination diet for several weeks, followed by gradual reintroduction of foods suspected of causing digestive or other issues. Then you see how your body responds to each food. There are many ways to go about this, but an integrative medicine physician can help you. Commonly offending foods include gluten, dairy, eggs, and soy.
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Only you: If a food bothers you in any manner from whatever mechanism , it is a food intolerance. This is different from food allergy which may lead to symptoms as mild as just an itchy mouth or throat, to gastrointestinal upset, and even anaphylaxis. Most food reactions are associated with itchy or hives on the skin as well.

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