A 38-year-old member asked:
What does it mean if a person has food intolerance?
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Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Body doesn't like it: If you consume red #40 food dye and have cramps and loose poo, your body doesn't tolerate it although others may never have such symptoms. I heard it is outlawed in Europe since so many react to it.The same goes for many other consumables, food additives, or some foods.By definition this is not something that triggers a positive allergy test. You just learn to keep track and avoid these things.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
What are the symptoms of food intolerance? Does it vary from person to person?
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Psychiatry 42 years experience
Food intolerance: Symptoms of food intolerance are widely variable between people, and the foods themselves. There can be belly cramps, nausea, diarrhea, belching, body aches and pains, dizziness, rashes, difficulty with memory & concentration, etc. There can be days between eating a problematic food and perceptible symptoms, so diagnosing can be confusing. Integrative or functional medicine physicians can help.
5.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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