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Dr. Gabriel Niles
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Food Intolerance (Definition)

Also known as non-allergic food hypersensitivity, this refers to difficulty in digesting certain foods. It is important to note that food intolerance is ...Read more


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Symptoms of food intolerance?

Symptoms of food intolerance?

Any related to food: Any symptoms that are uncomfortable associated with eating a food can be called a food intolerance. The term intolerance does not specify a particular cause. Commonly those symptoms which are not related to a food allergy are considered an intolerance. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of food intolerance? Does it vary from person to person?

What are the symptoms of food intolerance? Does it vary from person to person?

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. ...Read more

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What happens if I have a food intolerance, how much of it will cause me symptoms ?

What happens if I have a food intolerance, how much of it will cause me symptoms ?

DEPENDS: eVERY ONE IS DIFFERENT. The symptoms of a food sensitivity include abdominal pain and gas. There usually is no rash. Try to determine how severe the symptoms are and if the benefit of having the food outweighs the symptoms you are having. ...Read more

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What's the symptoms of a food intolerance in a toddler?

Food intolerance: Symptoms may differ but typically would manifest in poor weight gain and growth pattern, or actual weight loss, diarrhea, being tired, less active, abdominal discomfort, skin rashes, frequent infections due to poor absorption of essential nutrients and many more depending on the food and missing nutrients. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am having symptoms of food intolerance after 21 years of eating pork?

Is there a reason why I am having symptoms of food intolerance after 21 years of eating pork?

Intolerance: Can you define your food intolerance and describe it to determine what is going on? It is best that you consult an allergist to discuss your symptoms and test you accordingly. ...Read more

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I have periods where I have symptoms of ibs. Is this a food intolerance, what to do?

Food intolerances fi: Keep a journal of what you are eating especially in proximity to the symptoms, don't forget over the counter medications. Food intolerances like lactose, fructose, sorbitol, nonabsorbable Cellulose found in some vegetables and even trehalose!-yes there is such a thing. Spend some time with your provider so you can exchange all the clues and this help confirm the suspicion of a food infolerance. ...Read more

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Can food intolerances cause hypoglycemia or make the symptoms worse?

Possibly: If you don't eat correctly you may not have enough calories to prevent hypoglycemia, especially if you are a diabetic. If you don't have diabetes it's highly unlikely you would develop hypoglycemia which is quite rare. Food intolerances can cause a variety of different symptoms. Try excluding things that make you feel bad after eating them. ...Read more

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I believe I have SIBO. I also have a sulfur fart smell emulating from my nose and mouth. I am sure itbisbsibo because all the symptoms dark circles food intolerances foul gas as soon as I start to eat all point to SIBO. I need help as my breath is killing

I believe I have SIBO. I also have a sulfur fart smell emulating from my nose and mouth. I am sure itbisbsibo because all the symptoms dark circles food intolerances foul gas as soon as I start to eat all point to SIBO. I need help as my breath is killing

R/O IBS VS SIBO: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopyWhile you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com TXPROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more

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Trying to find link for symptoms: joint pain, back & neck pain, headaches, ibs, reflux, food intolerances, cog fog, depression, anxiety, dry mouth, ?

Trying to find link for symptoms: joint pain, back & neck pain, headaches, ibs, reflux, food intolerances, cog fog, depression, anxiety, dry mouth, ?

Food Allergies: You must test igg food allergies to gluten/wheat/casein/egg and many of the other common causes. I see this very often. Ige food allergy testing and skin testing is not complete to rule out this possiblity. ...Read more

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What triggers a food intolerance?

What triggers a food intolerance?

Multiple causes: Some of them are: absence of an enzyme needed to fully digest a food (lactose intolerance). Irritable bowel syndrome. Food poisoning. Toxins. Sensitivity to food additives. Recurring stress or psychological factors. Celiac disease , etc. ...Read more

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What exactly is a food intolerance?

What exactly is a food intolerance?

Food intolerance: Food intolerance is a generic term that has had its meaning morphed over time. Food intolerance is any food that a person cannot tolerate. This can be due to allergies, enzyme deficiencies (like lactase deficiency), medication interactions (tetracyclines and milk), uncomfortable feelings (green pepper causing gastic reflux), and somatic (beans causing 'excessive' flatulence). These are just exampl. ...Read more

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How can I determine food intolerance?

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. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have food intolerance?

Elimination of foods: The best , least expensive, and most reliable way is to remove something from your diet for a week or two...See how you feel...Then reintroduce it and see if you feel worse. You can also get allergy testing...Which will tell you if you have acute histamine related allergies (like hives, trouble breathing). There is another path for food intolerance that is hard to test for. Look at alcat.Com test. ...Read more

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Which medicine is best for food intolerance ?

Which medicine is best for food intolerance ?

Smart eating : The best treatment for a specific food intolerance is avoidance of the specific food.This can require reading labels on processed items to be sure. For some items, like the milk sugar lactose intolerance, the deficient enzyme can be supplied as a supplement, "lactaid" can reduce symptoms or eliminate them. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have a food intolerance?

How to determine if I have a food intolerance?

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. ...Read more

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Should children be tested for food intolerance?

No: As opposed to true food allergy, food intolerance is not well understood or characterized. The best example is lactose intolerance. The mechanism causing food intolerance is not thought to be via the immune system, but often more of a toxicity, or like lactose intolerance, an enzyme deficiency. Other than eliminating and retrying the food, there are no tests, specifically no skin or blood tests. ...Read more

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What is the most accurate food intolerance testing?

Actual consumption: Lab tests and scratch tests may say you are allergic on paper, but in reality have no symptoms when ingesting the food. However, actual ingestion of suspect foods should only be done in an allergist's office where they can assess the response, check vital signs, and intervene if there is a severe reaction. Don't try this at home! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

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